NEWS - Tuesday, December 14, 2004
XBN And GMR GoneAccording to sources working within Ziff-Davis, two of the prominent publishing houses prized magazines have been shut down. Xbox Nation (or XBN) was closed for unknown reasons, while the Ziff and EB Games collaborative effort that is GMR was apparently terminated as a result of the retail giant pulling support. Though no official comment has yet been given, we have been able to confirm with multiple sources within the company -- former employees of those specific magazines, even -- that the closures are final. While the fates of the designers, managers, and editors behind both mags is still unknown, reports suggest that some may be switched over to other Ziff-Davis pubs, including Electronic Gaming Monthly, Computer Gaming World, 1UP.com, and Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. For those that do not retain employment, we offer our condolences. Losing a product you called your own for so long is never easy or enjoyable.