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Fandom just bought GameSpot, Metacritic, Giant Bomb, etc



Pop culture wiki service Fandom has acquired a range of gaming and entertainment sites including media sites GameSpot and Giant Bomb, the company announced today. As part of the deal with Red Ventures, Fandom also acquired Metacritic and GameFAQ, along with broader entertainment coverage through Comic Vine and TV Guide. The purchase cost was not disclosed.

James talked about some unusual things at EGX recently.

It looks like the deal will see Red Ventures gaming and entertainment content be included on the Fandom platform, which Fandom says will “drive engagement.” “The insights, ratings, and trusted content they provide will make us a one-stop shop for fans throughout their entertainment and gaming journey,” CEO of Fandom, said Perkins Miller. Fandom also handles advertising for game publishers, studios and streaming services, which they intend to feature on acquired sites.

Fandom describes itself as “the world’s largest fan platform,” and it’s really hard to find something without hitting one of their pages. Chances are you’ve come across some of their 250,000 wikis while looking for silly things to dig into – I’ve been visiting their Game Of Thrones pages a lot lately because I’ve completely forgotten what’s going on. happened with Podrick, for example. The wiki company has made some sort of acquisition in recent years, starting with ScreenJunkies, the surname of the popular Honest Trailers, in 2018. Game wiki creator Curse Media followed in 2019 and Fandom bought the games e-commerce site Fanatical last year.

You can read the full details of the Fandom deal here.

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