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''Eurogamer'' is a British
video game journalism Video game journalism is a branch of journalism concerned with the reporting and discussion of video games, typically based on a core "reveal–preview–review" cycle. With the prevalence and rise of independent media online, online publicatio ...
website owned by
Gamer Network Gamer Network Limited (formerly Eurogamer Network Limited) is a British mass media Mass media refers to a diverse array of media Media may refer to: Physical means Communication * Media (communication), tools used to deliver in ...

Gamer Network
, both formed alongside each other in 1999. Its
editor-in-chief An editor-in-chief, also known as lead editor or chief editor, is a publication's editorial leader who has final responsibility for its operations and policies. The highest-ranking editor of a publication may also be titled editor, managing edito ...
is Martin Robinson.


History

''Eurogamer'' (initially stylised as ''EuroGamer'' was launched on 4 September 1999. The founding team included John "Gestalt" Bye, the webmaster for the
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website and a writer for British magazine ''
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''; Patrick "Ghandi" Stokes, a contributor for the website Warzone; and Rupert "rauper" Loman, who had organised the EuroQuake
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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".


Sub-outlets

''Eurogamer'' is the principal site of the
Gamer Network Gamer Network Limited (formerly Eurogamer Network Limited) is a British mass media Mass media refers to a diverse array of media Media may refer to: Physical means Communication * Media (communication), tools used to deliver in ...

Gamer Network
family of video game-related websites. It has several regional sub-outlets: * ''Eurogamer.cz'' for the
Czech Republic The Czech Republic, also known by its short-form name Czechia and formerly known as Bohemia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Austria to the south, Germany to the west, Poland to the northeast, and Slovakia to ...
. * ''Eurogamer.de'' for
Germany ) , image_map = , map_caption = , map_width = 250px , capital = Berlin Berlin (; ) is the Capital city, capital and List of cities in Germany by population, largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3,769,495 inh ...

Germany
; launched in co-operation with Extent Media on 24 August 2006 to coincide with that year's
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exhibition. * ''Eurogamer.dk'' for
Denmark Denmark ( da, Danmark, ) is a Nordic country The Nordic countries, or the Nordics, are a geographical and cultural region In geography, regions are areas that are broadly divided by physical characteristics ( physical geography), hu ...

Denmark
; launched in June 2009 and headed by Kristian West. * ''Eurogamer.es'' for
Spain , image_flag = Bandera de España.svg , image_coat = Escudo de España (mazonado).svg , national_motto = , national_anthem = , image_map = , map_caption = , image_map2 ...

Spain
. * ''Eurogamer.it'' for
Italy Italy ( it, Italia ), officially the Italian Republic ( it, Repubblica Italiana, links=no ), is a country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps The Alps ; german: Alpen ; it, Alpi ; rm, Alps; sl, Alpe ) are the highest ...

Italy
. * ''Eurogamer Benelux'' for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg; launched in August 2008 and headed by Steven De Leeuw. * ''Eurogamer.pl'' for
Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 Voivodeships of Poland, administrative provinces, covering an area of , and has a largely Temperate climate, temperate seasonal cli ...

Poland
. * ''Eurogamer.pt'' for
Portugal Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic ( pt, República Portuguesa, links=yes ), is a country A country is a distinct territorial body or political entity A polity is an identifiable political entity—any group of people who ...

Portugal
; launched in partnership with LusoPlay in May 2008. *
Digital Foundry
', founded in 2004, has been hosted on ''Eurogamer'' since 2007 and is led by Richard Leadbetter. It performs technical analyses of games.


Former

* ''Brasilgamer'' for
Brazil Brazil ( pt, Brasil; ), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (Portuguese: ), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3.2 million square miles) and with over 211 mill ...

Brazil
; established in 2012. * ''Eurogamer.fr'' for
France France (), officially the French Republic (french: link=no, République française), is a transcontinental country This is a list of countries located on more than one continent A continent is one of several large landmasses ...

France
; launched as a
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with Microscoop in October 2007. * ''Eurogamer.ro'' for
Romania Romania ( ; ro, România ) is a country at the crossroads of Central Central is an adjective usually referring to being in the center (disambiguation), center of some place or (mathematical) object. Central may also refer to: Directions ...

Romania
. * ''Eurogamer.se'' for
Sweden Sweden ( sv, Sverige ), officially the Kingdom of Sweden ( sv, links=no, Konungariket Sverige ), is a Nordic country The Nordic countries, or the Nordics, are a geographical and cultural region In geography, regions are areas that ...

Sweden
; established in 2015, closed in 2016.


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