Type of site
Video game journalism
USgamer, Digital Foundry, GamesIndustry.biz
1927 (December 2017[update])
3 May 1999; 18 years ago (1999-05-03)
Eurogamer is a website focused on video game news, reviews, and other
features. It is operated by Gamer Network Ltd. with headquarters in
Brighton, East Sussex. It was formed in 1999 by brothers Rupert and
Nick Loman while they were in high school.
Gamer Network states that the site has the largest readership of any
independent videogames website in Europe (over 5.7 million unique
users in November 2011), and was the first such site to subject its
traffic to independent verification by the ABC Electronic system.
The site primarily caters to a UK/Ireland audience; Gamer Network
operates other sites using the
Eurogamer brand that caters to other
Most of its reviews are of European or
PAL releases of games. In
Eurogamer dropped its 10-point scale review scores
system in favour of a "recommendation system", where games would
either receive no specific recommendation or awards for being
"Recommended", "Essential" or "Avoid".
1.1 In the media
3 Notes and references
4 External links
Kristan Reed served as Eurogamer's editor from 2002 to 2008.
Tom Bramwell edited
Eurogamer since the beginning of 2008 and worked
on the site since 2000. He left in 2014.
Eurogamer's current editor is Oli Welsh, who took over the role from
Tom Bramwell in September 2014. The editor prior to Bramwell was
Kristan Reed. Contributors to the site include past or present writers
from PC Gamer, GamesTM, Edge, and Rock, Paper, Shotgun, such as Kieron
Gillen, Jim Rossignol, John Walker, Simon Parkin, Alec
Meer, Richard Leadbetter, and Dan Whitehead, as well as
GamesIndustry.biz editor Rob Fahey.
In the media
Rupert Loman was interviewed in February 2007 by MCV
magazine. He was also featured in the
Sunday Telegraph on 19
August 2007, speaking about the experience he has gained from choosing
Eurogamer instead of attending university.
At the Games Media Awards,
Eurogamer won the categories of Best Games
Website – News, and Best Games Website – Reviews & Features in
2007. The two awards were consolidated in 2008 and the site went on to
win the new award for Best Games Website every year it was awarded,
from 2008 to 2013, making it the only website to win the award in its
Deputy Editor Tom Bramwell won Best Writer in Specialist Digital Media
Eurogamer TV editor Johnny Minkley won Best Games-Dedicated
Broadcast on Mainstream TV or Radio in 2007. News editor Wesley
Yin-Poole won Best News Writer in 2014.
Rupert Loman was winner of Entrepreneur of the Year 2003 at the Sussex
Business Awards and The Observer's "One to Watch" in Media 2007. He
was also selected as one of 30 "Young Guns" by Growing Business
magazine in October 2008.
Eurogamer is the principal site of the Gamer Network (short for
Eurogamer Network) family of video game-related websites which it has
either launched or acquired. Many of its sister sites were started
with language/country-specific sites through 2006 to 2012. Eurogamer
Germany. This was followed up with
Eurogamer France in June 2007,
Eurogamer Portugal in May 2008,
Eurogamer Netherlands in August 2008,
Eurogamer Spain and
Eurogamer Italy in October 2008,
in March 2009,
Eurogamer Czech in May 2009,
Eurogamer Denmark in June
Eurogamer Belgium in August 2009,
Eurogamer Sweden in April 2010
Eurogamer Poland in November 2012. In April 2011, Eurogamer
Eurogamer Belgium merged to form
Eurogamer Romania closed down in 2011. In November 2012, Eurogamer
launched their first non-European site, Brasilgamer,
In February 2018, Gamer Network was acquired by ReedPOP for an
undisclosed sum. 
Other sites under the Gamer Network include:
GamesIndustry.biz, which reports on the global video games industry,
launched in May 2008.
USgamer, a site following the same principles as the main Eurogamer
website but helmed by American staff, launched around
VG247, a video game news site started between Gamer Network and
Patrick Garrett in 2008.
Mod DB, a database for video game modifications, initially launched in
2002, and acquired by Gamer Network in 2015.
Rock Paper Shotgun, a British-based website principally devoted to
personal computer video games. The site was acquired into the Gamer
Network in May 2017.
Eurogamer has hosted the Digital Foundry channel since 2007. Digital
Foundry evaluates video game hardware and software from a technical
level, often comparing performances of the same game across different
In February 2018, ReedPOP, a subsidiary of
Reed Exhibitions that runs
the PAX conventions, acquired the Gamer Network and its network of
sites as to expanding into digital news and editorial content, as well
as EGX, the largest video game convention in the United Kingdom. No
immediate changes were expected at
Eurogamer and other sites on the
Notes and references
^ "eurogamer.net Traffic Statistics". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 4
^ "EuroGamer.net WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS.
Retrieved 25 July 2016.
^ Product Page. ABC.
^ The ABC Electronic Website. Abce.org.uk.
Eurogamer has dropped review scores". Eurogamer.net. 10 February
2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
Kieron Gillen • Eurogamer.net". Eurogamer.net. Retrieved 13
Jim Rossignol • Eurogamer.net". Eurogamer.net. Retrieved 13
^ "John Walker • Eurogamer.net". Eurogamer.net. Retrieved 13
^ "Simon Parkin • Eurogamer.net". Eurogamer.net. Retrieved 13
^ "Alec Meer • Eurogamer.net". Eurogamer.net. Retrieved 13 February
^ "Richard Leadbetter • Eurogamer.net". Eurogamer.net. Retrieved 13
^ "Dan Whitehead • Eurogamer.net". Eurogamer.net. Retrieved 13
^ "Rob Fahey • Eurogamer.net". Eurogamer.net. Retrieved 13 February
^ The Euro(gamer) vision Games industry news MCV Archived 5
February 2013 at WebCite. Mcvuk.com.
^ Ellie Gibson. "
Eurogamer wins awards".
^ • Notícias, análises de videogames, vídeos e fórum •.
^ "Eurogamer's parent company Gamer Network has been bought by PAX
operator ReedPOP". 26 February 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
^ "Websites". Gamer Network. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
^ "USGAMER". Gamer Network. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
^ "Gamer Network expands US sales, editorial teams".
Gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
^ "Gamer Network media partnership news". Retrieved 26 February
^ Pearson, Dan (3 May 2017). "Gamer Network acquires Rock, Paper,
Shotgun". GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
^ Frank, Allegra (26 February 2018). "PAX organizer acquires USgamer,
Eurogamer and more". Polygon. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Eurogamer.
Video game journalism
Video game magazines
Electronic Gaming Monthly
US (Ziff Davis)
US (Future Publ.)
Official Xbox Magazine
Video game websites
Rock, Paper, Shotgun