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GameTrailers
GameTrailers logo
URL www.gametrailers.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Computer and video game trailers/Entertainment
Registration Optional
Owner MTV Networks (Viacom)
Created by Geoffrey R. Grotz, Brandon Jones
Current status Operational

GameTrailers (GT) is a media website that specializes in video game related content. It provides free access to original programming (such as reviews and previews), game trailers and recorded game play. Many of the video clips are offered in high definition (960x540) along with standard definition (640x360).

Users can upload videos, create blogs and participate in forums. Users can also create factions for games or other interests. Factions have access to private forums. GameTrailers has before had a currency called GameTrailers Dollars (GTD), which can be earned by interacting with the website and used to purchase virtual items and real merchandise but now replaced and discontinued for a new currency called GameTrailers Points (GTP).

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Content History

GameTrailers' first version of its magazine style show was GT Weekly and premiered in August 2005, hosted by Amanda Mackay and Daniel Kaiser. After 44 episodes, in March 2007, the show was rebranded as GameOne and given a live chat where viewers could talk about the show.

On January 25, 2008, GameOne was replaced by GameTrailers TV, the rebranded version of Spike TV's Game Head, still hosted by Geoff Keighley, but produced by GameTrailers and co-hosted by Amanda Mackay and Daniel Kayser. The show appears at 12:30 am on Spike TV every Thursday night.[1]

In February 2007, ScrewAttack started providing content including Top Tens, Video Game Vault entries and episodes of The Angry Video Game Nerd for GameTrailers. Shortly after, SpikeTV's GameHead also started to cooperate with GameTrailers.

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List of video segments hosted by Gametrailers

  • Invisible Walls - A video blog hosted by the staff of GameTrailers.
  • GT Countdown - A top ten list of video games and video game-related subjects.
  • Bonus Round - An interview show hosted by Geoff Keighley.
  • GT Previews - Previews of upcoming games.
  • GT Reviews - Reviews of various video games that are scored on a 1.0-10.0 scale. This website is most famous for them
  • Retrospectives - A history of the stories of video game franchises.
  • GT Pop-Block - A closer look on game trailers showing the findings of GameTrailers staff in that specific trailer.
  • Anthology - A collection of the essential entries in the virtual library of video game greatness.

Business History

Gametrailers.com was founded by Geoff Grotz and Brandon Jones in 2003. Jon Slusser and his company Hornet Animation invested in the startup, and Jon took over as CEO. The company was then acquired by MTV Networks in November 2005 for an undisclosed sum.[2]

In 2007, MTV Networks restructured its entertainment division, merging Ifilm.com and SpikeTV.com into Spike.com, and grouping this new property, GameTrailers, and Xfire, into Spike Digital Entertainment, with Jon Slusser as the new SVP in charge, Geoff Grotz as VP of Product Development, and Brad Winters as the new GM of Gametrailers.com.[3]

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Game Trailers

URL http://www.gametrailers.com/
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Trailers for Games
Owner MTV
Created by
Launched 2002
Notes

GameTrailers is a media website that specializes in broadcast-quality video game related content for users with high-speed broadband Internet access. It provides users with subscription-free, on-demand access to original programming, as well as to game trailers, cinematics and prerecorded game play.

Content is posted throughout the day, and much of it is provided in High definition.

The site was started in 2002 by gamers who didn't like slow downloading trailers on other gaming sites. Game trailers has a robust user-community who create hours of movies daily. Although the majority of them are related to video games, a large portion of them deals with anime, cartoons, funny videos, etc. The users can also create blogs, and participate in a forum section. The large and comprehensive online Community Section allows users to customize their game pads, upload user movies and much more. There are factions for selected game players or other interests. There is also a "Faction Forum" section where only Faction members can view these forums.

In December of 2004 Game Trailers was relaunched, providing millions of trailers a month to gamers. New features were added such as user registration, game tracking, platform sorting, expanded forums, fan movies, user ratings and the Gametrailer Top20 that ranks the most popular game trailers according to user feedback and number of views.

User Movies are home trailers anyone can make by putting downloaded trailers into Windows Movie Maker / iMovie and edit them with special effects, credits - etc. After you upload your user movie, people all around the world can view them. Users can Rate and comment on your movie. User Movie Contests are held where different users battle it out to win the grand prize! It also hosts "GT Weekly," a video segment hosted by Amanda Mackay, which covers new video game releases, conventions, and industry news.

The GT community has admins who are constantly updating the site. New features are always being added.

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