The UK-Based Gaming Website By Gamers For Gamers, or BGFG, has made a surprising purchase today for long-time games media aggregate site: N4G. According to a report by GamesIndustry.biz, the move follows purchases for other entertainment-based websites operated by Hava Media, such as FilmWatch, TechSpy, and AnimeShinbun.
While playing host to an array of gaming-industry voices, many independent and start-up websites have used N4G to aggregate their pieces, including even us here at The Workprint. The gaming aggregate has been around for over 15 years and could use a freshen-up, especially in regard to its content moderation, which BGFG is apparently seeking to do with UX fixes and performance enhancements. They’re likewise, working with N4G’s community manager Christopher Goodno to get the website up-to-speed.
“When the opportunity came up to buy N4G, we couldn’t say no,” said Andrew Kirkcaldy, CEO at BGFG. “This has long been a fantastic, thriving community and we are confident we can work closely with the great team in place there to help fully realize its potential.”
“We started N4G over 15 years ago with one simple goal, to create the most up-to-date news portal for gamers,” added N4G co-founder, Vegard Aure, “For almost two decades the site has been the home to one of the most vibrant and active online gaming communities, and we look forward to seeing the N4G community continue to thrive as part of the BGFG family going forward.”
Last year, BGFG acquired the gaming website VideoGamer. They also own and operate WePC, and PC Guide and are based out of Manchester.