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PAX producer ReedPOP acquires Gamer Network

The acquisition sees the U.S.-based company take control of the websites Eurogamer, RockPaperShotgun, GamesIndustry.biz, and others.

Alissa McAloon, Publisher

February 26, 2018

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ReedPOP, the producer behind the Penny Arcade Expo family of video game events, has branched its event-focused business out into editorial with the acquisition of Eurogamer parent company Gamer Network. 

Terms of the purchase were not disclosed, but the endgame sees ReedPOP gain ownership of Gamer Network’s many properties, including Eurogamer, RockPaperShotgun, GamesIndustry.biz, VG247, Outside Xbox, Digital Foundry, and USgamer.

The acquisition also sees ReedPOP add EGX and EGX Rezzed to its catalog of events and expos alongside the company’s existing shows like PAX and New York Comic Con.

In a press release, ReedPOP noted that all staff will remain with the company as the brands change hands. As far as leadership changes go, Gamer Network co-founder Rupert Loman is remaining with the company to focus on ReedPOP’s global games strategy and expansion while COO Simon Maxwell takes on the role of Gamer Network Managing Director and vice president of ReedPOP UK.

About the Author(s)

Alissa McAloon

Publisher, GameDeveloper.com

As the Publisher of Game Developer, Alissa McAloon brings a decade of experience in the video game industry and media. When not working in the world of B2B game journalism, Alissa enjoys spending her time in the worlds of immersive sandbox games or dabbling in the occasional TTRPG.

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