Well, it’s official. After rampant rumors and speculation, Joystiq, one of the most prolific gaming websites on the web, is officially being shut down.
Who confirmed the Joystiq closure?
The following tweet was shared today by the news content director of Joystiq, Alexander Sliwinski, who merely requested that anyone seeing the tweet share its back-linked list of Joystiq staff members with any outlet that might wish to hire them.
— Alexander Sliwinski (@Sliwinski) January 30, 2015
Did anything else get closed down with Joystiq?
What does this mean for the games journalism industry?
The loss of Joystiq is tough. Last year, CVG (Computer and Video Games) closed its doors and now Joystiq has followed suit, hand in hand with Massively and WoW Insider. The popular opinion seems to be that the world of games journalism is in a serious state of flux and if this doesn’t prove it, I don’t know what does.