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#1 Edited by DeF (4958 posts) -

Damn what a crazy day!

First the GB/CBS thing and now people are being dropped from IGN/1UP again ... it's that time of year.

Matt Leone and Thierry "Scooter" Nguyen are gone from 1UP

Jack DeVries (frequent guest on the Nintendo Voicechat podcast) on the IGN side

I'm guessing there's more...

sorry to see all of them go :/

**UPDATE**

1UP's Ryan Winterhalter was let go as well ...

#2 Posted by BonOrbitz (2243 posts) -

God, today is too much for me to take. All in a span of an hour GB is going back to Gamespot, more job loss at 1up, my fiance gets a thousand dollar bonus, and I'm on deadline. I can't handle anymore shocking news.

#3 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

Today is bananas!

#4 Posted by DeF (4958 posts) -

@bonorbitz said:

God, today is too much for me to take. All in a span of an hour GB is going back to Gamespot, more job loss at 1up, my fiance gets a thousand dollar bonus, and I'm on deadline. I can't handle anymore shocking news.

well at least that $1k bonus is unquestionably a good thing :)

#5 Posted by Winternet (8035 posts) -

And people complain about GB? 1UP is pretty much in their last dying breath at this point.

#6 Posted by Skooky (477 posts) -

Does anybody actually work at 1Up anymore?

#7 Posted by BonOrbitz (2243 posts) -

@DeF said:

@bonorbitz said:

God, today is too much for me to take. All in a span of an hour GB is going back to Gamespot, more job loss at 1up, my fiance gets a thousand dollar bonus, and I'm on deadline. I can't handle anymore shocking news.

well at least that $1k bonus is unquestionably a good thing :)

Until she blows it at the strip club!

I kid... She's saving it for school. What's weird is that her work said they would pay the taxes on it so she gets the full grand. My head is just spinning from all the news today.

#8 Edited by DeF (4958 posts) -

@Skooky said:

Does anybody actually work at 1Up anymore?

Jeremy Parish is the only one from the old gang, I think. And he got promoted to Editor in Chief last year so I hope he's safe for quite some time ...

#9 Posted by Morningstar (2232 posts) -

@bonorbitz said:

@DeF said:

@bonorbitz said:

God, today is too much for me to take. All in a span of an hour GB is going back to Gamespot, more job loss at 1up, my fiance gets a thousand dollar bonus, and I'm on deadline. I can't handle anymore shocking news.

well at least that $1k bonus is unquestionably a good thing :)

Until she blows it at the strip club!

I kid... She's saving it for school. What's weird is that her work said they would pay the taxes on it so she gets the full grand. My head is just spinning from all the news today.

Congratulations are in order then I guess =)

#10 Posted by BonOrbitz (2243 posts) -

@Morningstar said:

@bonorbitz said:

@DeF said:

@bonorbitz said:

God, today is too much for me to take. All in a span of an hour GB is going back to Gamespot, more job loss at 1up, my fiance gets a thousand dollar bonus, and I'm on deadline. I can't handle anymore shocking news.

well at least that $1k bonus is unquestionably a good thing :)

Until she blows it at the strip club!

I kid... She's saving it for school. What's weird is that her work said they would pay the taxes on it so she gets the full grand. My head is just spinning from all the news today.

Congratulations are in order then I guess =)

Thank you sir!

@DeF: Parish is the only one left from the old days?! I can't believe that! Oh wait, yes I can.

#11 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

1UP is pretty much dead at this point. Sad to hear Scooter being let go. Surprised Jack made it this far.

#12 Posted by Kerned (1170 posts) -

I hate hearing about people losing their jobs, that's really a bummer. IGN and 1UP are not very good websites though, they are right down there with Gamespot.

#13 Posted by DeF (4958 posts) -

@LoveYouSomeEric said:

I hate hearing about people losing their jobs, that's really a bummer. IGN and 1UP are not very good websites though, they are right down there with Gamespot.

1UP has been doing a lot of cool stuff recently! they moved away from the typical preview coverage and went into more opinion pieces that had something to say other than "game xy has potential". I really liked that.

#14 Posted by jewunit (1064 posts) -

Scooter has been hired and let go from OPM, Gamespot. 1UP, and various other organizations. He has been in games journalism for quite a while. He is a solid writer and I have really enjoyed his contributions to the 1UP podcasts. I am sure he will find a new place in the not too distant future. I hope he gets it soon. The man has a wife and two kids to feed.

I am really surprised that Matt Leone was let go. He was one of 1UP's founding members and wrote some great features including a recent interview with the creator of Street Fighter and Fatal Fury. I hope he lands on his feet as well.

#15 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

wow that suck. ign has been pretty dead for me. i haven't been there for a long time.

#16 Posted by crusader8463 (14427 posts) -

@Winternet said:

And people complain about GB? 1UP is pretty much in their last dying breath at this point.

I hadn't realized they were still alive.

#17 Posted by TurboMan (7692 posts) -

1up was on top for me in 2005/2006... There were so many talented writers and minds on staff. It's completely different today, sadly.

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#18 Posted by DeF (4958 posts) -

It would be perfect timing to pick up Scooter and throw them into the GB mix now since he was also once part of the GameSpot crew.

#19 Edited by NegativeCero (3026 posts) -

Scooter and Leone are some of the hardest working guys in the games industry so it's really shitty they're being let go. I know they'll be fine though. This just depresses me because 1UP has been tossed around so much and apparently still hasn't recovered. I miss the old days. Don't know the other two guys, but hopefully they'll be fine too.

#20 Posted by PenguinDust (12604 posts) -

Remember this less than a year ago? (5/5/2011) "1UP.com Joins Forces With IGN Entertainment"

"...I think IGN genuinely understands the passionate community that exists here and would love nothing more than to see it grow even bigger. So in my mind, this is a great match. I know I speak for the entire 1UP team in saying that we're genuinely thrilled about this news..."

It's a precarious business, vidya games.

#21 Posted by GuyIncognito (445 posts) -

@PenguinDust said:

Remember this less than a year ago? (5/5/2011) "1UP.com Joins Forces With IGN Entertainment"

"...I think IGN genuinely understands the passionate community that exists here and would love nothing more than to see it grow even bigger. So in my mind, this is a great match. I know I speak for the entire 1UP team in saying that we're genuinely thrilled about this news..."

It's a precarious business, vidya games.

Uh oh. The buzzwords seem eerily familiar. Giantbomb.com is going to get "bigger" as well....and by bigger, they mean someone's getting cut.

#22 Posted by Zacagawea (1609 posts) -

I hated that Jack guy from IGN, but loosing a job ain't cool.

#23 Posted by Landon (4164 posts) -

@Dany said:

Today is bananas!

B-A-N-A-N-A-S

#24 Posted by Equal_Opportunity_Destroyer497 (560 posts) -

@TurboMan said:

1up was on top for me in 2005/2006... There were so many talented writers and minds on staff. It's completely different today, sadly.

Agreed. 1up had actually drawn me away from pretty much every other gaming site and they made me the podcast junkie that I am today. It's truly saddened me to see it decline so sharply.

#25 Posted by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

Gamespot was mostly replaced with people who look barely 16 because we are suppose to indentify with them (they are young and hip like us) and IGN has staff that are basically female models. One Naomi Kyle, presenting a show about gadgets. Who gives a fuck? These websites don't give a flying shit about anything if means drawing in more website hits. They would have fucking dwarfs on trampolines if they could get away with it.

#26 Posted by AiurFlux (902 posts) -

I'm never happy to see people lose their jobs, but if it involves IGN I couldn't give any less of a fuck. The 1Up guys get my sympathy. The boil on the ass end of video games, IGN, does not.

Harsh? Yes. But as far as I'm concerned that entire site is everything that is wrong with game "journalism", and I use that term very loosely when talking about IGN. So again sorry to Scooter, Leone, and Winterhalter. Sadly couldn't care about the other guy.

#27 Posted by kishinfoulux (2471 posts) -

Aren't too familiar with the 1up guys (but that has been a sinking ship for a while) but I do know Jack. And I'm going to sound like as asshole but I'm fine with him being let go. He wrote that atrocious "Yoshi is gay" article that caused a shit storm, all for cheap hits. I hate garbage like that.

Maybe next time they do cuts around that office they'll finally let go of Greg Miller, Colin M. and...well most of that staff actually.

#28 Posted by project343 (2837 posts) -

@Dany said:

Today is bananas!

And HBO put out a trailer about you today!

#29 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -

@Dany said:

Today is bananas!

No, today is pancakes!

#30 Posted by jewunit (1064 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

@Winternet said:

And people complain about GB? 1UP is pretty much in their last dying breath at this point.

I hadn't realized they were still alive.

You're an old hat from 1UP. I figured they were dead to you when you left.

#31 Posted by crusader8463 (14427 posts) -

@jewunit said:

@crusader8463 said:

@Winternet said:

And people complain about GB? 1UP is pretty much in their last dying breath at this point.

I hadn't realized they were still alive.

You're an old hat from 1UP. I figured they were dead to you when you left.

They were, but I thought I had heard about them getting bought out by some company a long time ago. Hadn't realized they were still their own actual site. I left there and came here back when they did their first mass firings years ago. Oh how the internet changes.

#32 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4847 posts) -

I don't wanna make the day any crazier but I just gave birth.

#33 Posted by DeF (4958 posts) -
#34 Posted by stinky (1551 posts) -

@GuyIncognito said:

Uh oh. The buzzwords seem eerily familiar. Giantbomb.com is going to get "bigger" as well....and by bigger, they mean someone's getting cut.

staff at gamespot has to be nervous, eventually someone is going to say "why do we have two separate editorial teams? we need to streamline."

#35 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@DeF: Are you referencing the magazine?
#36 Posted by DeF (4958 posts) -

@Napalm said:

@DeF: Are you referencing the magazine?

hm? what magazine? where?

#37 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@DeF said:

@Napalm said:

@DeF: Are you referencing the magazine?

hm? what magazine? where?

The EGM magazine that is currently in print?
#38 Posted by DeF (4958 posts) -

@Napalm said:

@DeF said:

@Napalm said:

@DeF: Are you referencing the magazine?

hm? what magazine? where?

The EGM magazine that is currently in print?

where would I be referencing any magazine? what are YOU referencing? :D

#39 Posted by Grimace (376 posts) -

So Matt Leone joined Polygon?

Are they trying to round up the most obnoxious podcast line up ever?

#40 Posted by Hailinel (25203 posts) -

@Grimace said:

So Matt Leone joined Polygon?

Are they trying to round up the most obnoxious podcast line up ever?

I don't know about that. I just know that I have no interest in any gaming website that Brian Crecente is an editor of. He was a terrible editor-in-chief at Kotaku and I can't imagine him being any better now.

#41 Posted by MethodMan008 (824 posts) -

@Hailinel: I think Chris Grant is the EiC and Crecente is the news editor.. I could def be wrong though.

#42 Edited by PassiveKaerenai (327 posts) -

I just want to give 1UP a consoling hug after all the stuff they've been through.

EDIT: And give them cocoa. That kind of thing.

#43 Posted by WickedCobra03 (2115 posts) -

@Skooky said:

Does anybody actually work at 1Up anymore?

Yeah. I feel like they just bought the site to slowly move people over to the IGN features and get them using their site. 1UP is basically no longer a thing. Bob, Chris and maybe Jose? Does Tina still work there? Other than that, I dunno.

#44 Posted by jacksonroye (69 posts) -

1Up/EGM is what got me interested in gaming media as a whole. The 1Up Show, 1Up Yours, etc., are what got me paying attention to gaming media. It led me to Giant Bomb too, which is now my favorite thing ever, probably. It did this by making me search around on the Zune marketplace (I know...) for gaming podcasts that were highly ranked, which led me here. It's a shame to see them go, but I would have bet money that they would already by dead by now.

#45 Edited by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

1Up/EGM is what got me interested in gaming media as a whole. The 1Up Show, 1Up Yours, etc., are what got me paying attention to gaming media. It led me to Giant Bomb too, which is now my favorite thing ever, probably. It did this by making me search around on the Zune marketplace (I know...) for gaming podcasts that were highly ranked, which led me here. It's a shame to see them go, but I would have bet money that they would already by dead by now.

This is an old thread, but its a bit bizarre since Rorie was layoff today from 1up

#46 Posted by hardindr (191 posts) -

I listend to all the 1UP podcasts and the 1UP Show, before they started laying everybody off and i came to Giantbomb. Very sad to hear that 1UP and Gamespy will be dead soon, even though I haven't looked at either site in years. I guess there just isn't room in the market for multiple, large video game websites (or magazines) any more. Hope everybody lands on their feet.

#47 Posted by Chaser324 (6716 posts) -
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