GameDaily

GameDaily (GD) was a video game journalism website based in the United States.

GameDaily
Subsidiary
FateMerged with Joystiq
Founded1995; 25 years ago (1995) (as Gigex)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Defunct2011 (2011)
HeadquartersUnited States
OwnerAOL
Websitehttp://www.gamedaily.com/

It was launched in 1995 by entrepreneur Mark Friedler under the name Gigex and focused on free game demo downloads.[1] The site changed its business model from a flat fee per download CDN distributed service network to an advertising-based games content portal, content syndication and vertical ad network. The site also operated business news service GameDaily Biz.

The network grew to the number one position in ComScore's Games/Gaming Information category in March 2005 and was acquired by AOL on August 16, 2006.[2] The site offered articles on different video game topics, with many game rankings lists.

In 2011, the GameDaily brand was retired. Its staff and content were merged with Joystiq, another video game website owned by AOL.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Partner Program". GameDaily. Archived from the original on May 16, 2010. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  2. ^ Kawamoto, Dawn (2006-08-16). "AOL acquires GameDaily". CNET. Archived from the original on June 16, 2011. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
  3. ^ Joystiq Gobbles Up GameDaily Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine