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Gone but not forgotten: the best 'dead' websites o...
GamePlayer was an Australian video games website that prided itself on "telling it like it is". Fronted by Aussie gaming veteran Chris Stead, it was one of the few gaming sites that placed editorial integrity above all else – including advertorial space. Occasionally GamePlayer would descend into blog-style rants (most infamously via the headline 'Sony Gives 64 Million Gamers the Finger'), but this merely added to the site's maverick style. If you wanted a passionate outlook on gaming and games culture, GamePlayer was the place to visit.
In late 2009, GamePlayer's publisher Derwent Howard Media [[xref:http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/high-flying-publisher-in-unexpected-crash-dive/story-e6frg90f-1225793341463|went into voluntary administration]] due to mounting debts. The site was put on 'indefinite hiatus' and then officially axed a few months later.
Gone but not forgotten: the best 'dead' websites on the Internet