video game website

GameSpot is a website that was created in June 1996 by Pete Deemer, Vince Broady and Jon Epstein.

Type of site
Video game journalism
FoundedMay 1, 1996; 28 years ago (1996-05-01)
OwnerFandom, Inc
  • Pete Deemer
  • Vince Broady
  • Jon Epstein
RegistrationOptional (free and paid)



In the beginning the website was mainly about PC games. Another similar site, was created in December of the same year to talk about console video game systems. In 1997, became for a short time. Afterward in 1998, and joined together to become a single site.

GameSpot makes video game and PC reviews, previews, downloads, news, and information. It is known as one of the biggest game websites on the Internet. ZDNet bought GameSpot later on. However ZDNet was later bought by CNET Networks, who were then bought by CBS Corporation in March 2008. [1] CBS Interactive are the owned GameSpot until they sold it in 2020 to Red Ventures. Fandom purchased GameSpot in 2022.

On October 3, 2005, GameSpot changed how the website looked, making it similar to what looks like.[2]


  1. "CBS buys Gamespot and GameFAQS". VG247. 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  2. GameSpot Redesign: Frequently Asked Questions

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