GameTrailers closes their doors after 13 years

Today a rather surprise announcement surfaced from the camp at GameTrailers.

The media network advises that after 13 long years of providing entertaining gaming content, they are in fact closing their doors.

The days of Stuttering Craig, Shane and Marcus, EpicBattleCry, kept many of us well entertained, but as with most good things, they tend to come to an end.

The gaming entertainment industry is extremely saturated with media outlets popping up nearly every other day, however GameTrailers is one outlet that we won’t all soon forget.

You can read their announcement below.

Thanks for all the memories guys, and best of luck with your future endeavours.


After 13 years, GameTrailers is closing down today.

When GameTrailers was founded in 2002, internet video was a revolutionary concept. YouTube wouldn’t be founded for another three years; consumer live streaming was nine years away. Back then, online game journalism was still dominated by text articles and static imagery. The most prestigious coverage still happened in print. If you wanted to watch a show about video games, you had to watch it on a special TV station that had 10 shows.

GameTrailers helped change all that. Today, game journalism is dominated by video: trailers, live gameplay, Let’s Plays, and news shows. Now there are millions of hours of content available at any time on your PC, your game console, your TV, and your phone.

We’re proud we helped bring this world into being. That is the legacy of GameTrailers. We’re grateful to all of our fans who helped make us successful. Thank you for your continued support over the years. It has been an adventure.