Computerandvideogames.com - the website of the long-running CVG brand - will close, publisher Future has announced.
Computer and Video Games began life in 1981 as a magazine, with the brand existing in some form on and off since then.
According to MCV, in February 2015 Future will add some existing CVG content to GamesRadar+, which already includes SFX and Total Film.
Declan Gough, head of content and marketing at Future Games, Music and Film, said the "online audiences" of Edge, Official PlayStation, Total Xbox and CVG will all be folded into GamesRadar+. Currently, GamesRadar has tabs for movies and TV, reflecting Total Film and SFX.
It's a sad end, then, for the world's oldest video game media brand. Our very own Richard Leadbetter, who runs Digital Foundry, worked for CVG back in the day, as did Julian "Jaz" Rignall, who is now in charge of Gamer Network's US Gamer.
Future said the new GamesRadar+ is hiring, but CVG's former editor said none of the existing staff will switch to working for the site. We wish all those affected by CVG's closure the best of luck in the future.
UK games media and former staff reacted to the news with sadness. Here's a round-up of tweets.
Future is closing CVG. 33 years it lasted, remember the mag from when I was a kid. Farewell and adieu, old soldier. http://t.co/8BrJm4MQAI— Richard Stanton (@RichStanton) December 19, 2014
Proud to have been part of that team. We were the best.— Tamoor Hussain (@tamoorh) December 19, 2014
Really sad to see CVG closure news has been confirmed. Currently no staff will be moving to Games Radar.— Andy Robinson (@AndyPlaytonic) December 19, 2014
That's that then, the CVG news is official. To say I'm gutted is a massive understatement. #since1981— Chris Scullion (@scully1888) December 19, 2014
Bye CVG - another childhood brand dead. I remember getting this (and the video!!!). Really liked the site too, ofc! https://t.co/38lQJ9YLVy— Sean Bamberger (@ZombieNumber4) December 19, 2014
Best of luck to those affected by the closure of CVG. Huge respect for that team past and present.— David Scammell (@VG_Dave) December 19, 2014
The first issue of #CVG apparently covered arcades, chess (!?) and how to get into game development. Worldâ€™s first dedicated games mag!— Will Freeman (@spadgy_OTA) December 19, 2014
Very sad to hear CVGâ€™s closure is confirmed. Inspired me to work in games as a kid, and gave me my first break in games as an adult.— Johnny Minkley (@johnnyminkley) December 19, 2014