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|Launched||4 September 1999|
Eurogamer is a British video game journalism website owned by Gamer Network, both formed alongside each other in 1999. Its editor-in-chief is Martin Robinson. Its sister site, USGamer.net, ran from 2013 to 2020.
Eurogamer (initially stylised as EuroGamer) was launched on 4 September 1999. The founding team included John "Gestalt" Bye, the webmaster for the PlanetQuake website and a writer for British magazine PC Gaming World ; Patrick "Ghandi" Stokes, a contributor for the website Warzone; and Rupert "rauper" Loman, who had organised the EuroQuake esports event for the game Quake .
In January 2008, Tom Bramwell overtook the role of editor-in-chief from Kristan Reed, remaining in that role until he resigned in November 2014.Since then, Oli Welsh served as editor for Eurogamer.
It is known for the EGX, formerly Eurogamer Expo, trade fair organised by its parent company since 2008.
In February 2015, Eurogamer dropped its ten-point scale for review scores in favour of a system intended to highlight games the team felt particularly strongly about. This now results in most games being labelled either 'Essential', 'Recommended' or 'Avoid', with others (typically those with some pleasing qualities, but also important drawbacks) receiving no label at all. The decision was driven by doubt about the usefulness of the previous system and its desire to be delisted from Metacritic, an online review aggregator that Eurogamer opposes for its "unhealthy influence" on the games industry.
In 2021, the community forum for Eurogamer closed, with the site recommending other platforms such as Discord instead.
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