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Gaming news site Andriasang shuts down

Gaming news site Andriasang shuts down

Tue 11 Sep 2012 7:14am GMT / 3:14am EDT / 12:14am PDT
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Content will stay online, but founder moving on

Updates for English-language Japanese games news site Andriasang will cease.

"I've decided to take up a new opportunity that will hopefully keep me really busy, so I will be ceasing daily updates," revealed founder Anoop Gantayat this morning.

"I may do some database-driven stuff and technology tests," he explained, "but I won't be doing articles or updates. The site's archive and comments will remain in place, so you can still consult old content."

The site launched in 2008 and today has well over 14,000 articles covering 25,000 games, people and companies.

Gantayat, a former IGN.com correspondent, did not reveal what the new opportunity might be.

6 Comments

David Radd Senior Editor, IndustryGamers

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That's a rather large shame - Andriasang was one of the best if not the best site for Japanese gaming news in North America. Best of luck to Gantayat in his new opportunity.

Posted:2 years ago

#1

Adam Riley Senior Editor, Cubed3

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It was basically his personal blog after moving on from IGN, but what it turned into was a fantastic quick-fire source of news translated from all those wonderful Japanese sites that the rest of the Western scene overlooks due to translation issues.

I can see Gematsu -- a similar style site -- getting a massive upturn in both readers and back links.

Good luck to Anoop with his new, non-gaming venture!

Posted:2 years ago

#2

Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd

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So... that leaves me with just Siliconera to read about Japanese game developments without a hefty serving of hate on top. It's a sad day.

Posted:2 years ago

#3

Andrew Jakobs Lead Programmer

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never heard of it..

Posted:2 years ago

#4

Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

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Well, that stinks. I liked the site for the rather fast news and updates from Japan, but ah well - at least it didn't go down in flames and the founder has moved on to better things 9and he's keeping the site up for archive purposes).

Posted:2 years ago

#5

Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.

2,270 2,439 1.1
It will be missed.

Best of luck to him in his new endeavor.

Posted:2 years ago

#6

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