GameSpot

GameSpot is an American video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on video games. The site was launched on May 1, 1996, created by Pete Deemer, Vince Broady and Jon Epstein. It was purchased by ZDNet, a brand which was later purchased by CNET Networks. CBS Interactive, which purchased CNET Networks in 2008, was the previous owner of GameSpot through 2020, while the site has been sold to Red Ventures. In addition to the information produced by GameSpot staff, the site also allows users to write their own reviews, blogs, and post on the site's forums.

GameSpot
Type of site
Video game journalism
FoundedMay 1, 1996; 25 years ago (1996-05-01)
Headquarters
OwnerRed Ventures
Founder(s)
  • Pete Deemer
  • Vince Broady
  • Jon Epstein
URLgamespot.com
RegistrationOptional (free and paid)
LaunchedJanuary 13, 1996; 25 years ago (1996-01-13)[1]

In 2004, GameSpot won "Best Gaming Website" as chosen by the viewers in Spike TV's second Video Game Award Show,[2] and has won Webby Awards several times. The domain gamespot.com attracted at least 60 million visitors annually by 2008 according to a Compete.com study.[3]