|Type of business||Subsidiary|
Type of site
|Video game journalism|
|Headquarters|| Brighton, |
|Industry||Video game industry|
|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 Oli Welsh and its editor is Wesley Yin-Poole.
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 "recommendation system", in which a game would be labelled as "Essential", "Recommended" or "Avoid".
Eurogamer is the principal site of the Gamer Network family of video game-related websites. It has several regional sub-outlets:
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