Thank you for your loyalty, support, and participation in the GamePro.com community. At noon on December 5, 2011, the U.S. version of GamePro online will shut down as an independent site. GamePro will become part of PCWorld.com (http://www.pcworld.com/gamepro) offering gaming news, reviews, and how-tos from the PCWorld team. Thank you to the entire GamePro staff for their hard work and dedication.
This is the statement that has just appeared on the GamePro.com website. A few months ago, GamePro announced that they would be moving from monthly publication over to quarterly publications; it seems this venture did not pan out well for the company. A spokesman for IDG told IndustryGamers that the company was simply not bringing in the ad dollars, and layoffs of staff were taking place. No further details on the layoffs were given.
It is always sobering to see a print magazine close down like this; I personally grew up reading GamePro magazine as I am sure many of you have as well since their first issue back in May 1989. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the staff over at GamePro.