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GameFAQs editor Allen Tyner departs site

Tyner has worked for GameFAQs since 2004, and his departure comes over a year after the site was acquired by Fandom.

Justin Carter, Contributing Editor

October 18, 2023

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Current GameFAQs editor and owner Allen Tyner is resigning. Known by his online handle "SBAllen," Tyner says he's chosen to part ways with Fandom, which acquired the site last year. 

"After 20 long years, I just don't enjoy things like I used to," he explained, "and need to find some new challenge to tackle. [...] Looking forward to seeing where things go for the site in the future."

He added that he'll operate as a site moderator and "offer whatever knowledge I can to those still working on the site. [...] I'll still be around, possibly more as I move back down to a user rather than an Admin."

Tyner has been an employee of the guide and forum website since 2004. He took over as its editor and administrator in 2007 following the departure of his predecessor (and the site's founder) Jeff Veasey in 2007. 

Tyner also ran GameFAQs towards the end of its tenure as a CNET subsidiary. The site was acquired by Red Ventures (along with GameSpot and other ViacomCBS sites) in 2020, and both sites were then purchased by Fandom in October 2022. 

About the Author(s)

Justin Carter

Contributing Editor, GameDeveloper.com

A Kansas City, MO native, Justin Carter has written for numerous sites including IGN, Polygon, and SyFy Wire. In addition to Game Developer, his writing can be found at io9 over on Gizmodo. Don't ask him about how much gum he's had, because the answer will be more than he's willing to admit.

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