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Gamer Network acquires Rock, Paper, Shotgun

PC specialist cements long-running partnership by joining GI.biz parent company

Rock, Paper, Shotgun, the PC-specialist site founded by Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol, Alec Meer and John Walker ten years ago, has been acquired by GamesIndustry.biz parent company Gamer Network.

The move is an extension of a long-running partnership which has seen the Network manage the advertising which appears on RPS for several years. Whilst Gillen and Rossignol will move on from the site to continue their respective careers in comics and game development, all other staff will remain.

"Becoming a part of the same network as Eurogamer, ModDB, GamesIndustry.biz and VG247 means that we'll benefit from the company's larger resources," said RPS editor Graham Smith.

"My time working with Gamer Network these past few years has been nothing but positive, and their experience in building successful games sites has been invaluable in helping us to grow and improve RPS. I'm excited to work more closely with the team there and to have the resources to do new, exciting things for our readers, such as video and making a website that's less broken."

Gamer Network founder and CEO Rupert Loman explained some of the thinking behind the deal.

"We have worked successfully together with Rock, Paper, Shotgun for the past seven years and we're delighted to extend our partnership in the best way possible. They have a brilliant community and we share a common editorial ethos, so it is great that we are now able to bring them closer to the Gamer Network family. We are looking forward to giving the team the support and resources to expand the site, and to help continue the fantastic RPS success story."

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Latest comments (2)

Alberto Belli Founder & CEO, Gamera Interactive6 months ago
Gratz to everyone involved :)
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Chris Payne Managing Director & Founder, Quantum Soup Studios6 months ago
Two of my favourite games sites under the same umbrella? Gamer Network are definitely doing something right... congratulations!
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