It’s a sad day for game journalism, after rumours spread earlier this week that AOL would be shuttering their video game content news blogs it has been confirmed that Joystiq is being merged in Endgadget, and sister sites Massively, WoW Insider and TUAC will close. While there isn’t an official statement on Joystiq, news content director Alexander Sliwinski shared the news on twitter, urging people to share the list of Joystiq employees with any potential employers.
WoW Insider and Massively have also posted official statements confirming their closure and where they’re going from here. Joystiq was founded in 2004 under Weblogs Inc., now owned by AOL. The site has been through many changes and seen many writers come and go over the years, most notably in 2012 when then-editor-in-chief Grant left to form Polygon.com.
Recent months have also seen the closure of websites for CVG, Official PlayStation Magazine and Edge.