Gaming platform

Fandom acquires Metacritic to create combined gaming platform – USA Herald

In a post on their site monday fandom announcement they “acquired a portfolio of entertainment and gaming brands”. The Wall Street Journal reported the purchase of Red Ventures for $55 million. The deal includes a myriad of gaming, TV and comics sites, including GameSpot, GameFAQs, Giant Bomb and Metacritic.

The acquisition also includes popular web properties TV Guide, Comic Vine and Cord Cutters News. Red Ventures has acquired ViacomCBS’ games portfolio.

The web media company previously acquired and added Screen Junkies, Gamepedia, D&D Beyond and Focus Multimedia to its platform.

Fandomformerly known as Wikicity, and later Wikia, is a for-profit wiki hosting service that covers news, entertainment, and technology information gathered from various media sources.

Fandom, Inc, a Delaware company, was founded in 2004 by Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley. And has been operating under the current domain since 2019.

Fandom extends deeper into the game

Fandom’s most recent acquisition is designed to provide “immersive content to our partners, advertisers, and fans” as well as expand their “global fan platform for entertainment and gaming fans.”

Metacritic is a game score aggregator site that compiles an average score for games. And the site is a resource for development studios to gauge the success of various games.

The GameFAQs site is informative. And users can find answers to puzzle questions and discover ASCII walkthroughs.

GameSpot is perhaps the most popular site in acquiring Fandoms. It provides end-to-end coverage of video games with the latest news, reviews, trailers, and how-to guides.

It also launched the careers of a multitude of game developers and multimedia journalists.

The proud new owners hope that all sites will drive traffic to the Fandom platform.

“The new combined platform will drive engagement at every stage of the consumer journey – referral, community, trending, ratings, reviews, news and commerce,” the website claims.

“With the addition of these games, movies and TV platforms, Fandom will expand its 360 programs for its advertising partners – including game publishers, studios and streaming services – and improve data and information within FanDNA, Fandom’s proprietary data platform.”

“In addition, the deal will fuel Fandom’s affiliate and commerce efforts, including accelerating revenue from Fanatical, its game commerce business.”