Game Informer Australia Is Shutting Down

Game Informer’s Australian magazine is shutting down, after its owner EB Games opted to close production.

It’s understood that the American version of Game Informer will be sold in Australian EB stores, with production of the local magazine closing down as part of budget cuts. The cuts are being made by EB Games, and not by EB Games’ parent company Gamestop (which posted the largest loss in their financial history earlier this month).

Game Informer Australia published 113 issues since its inaugural edition in late 2009, with Chris Stead as its launch editor. The magazine was sold through EB’s network of stores throughout Australia. The magazine was also critically successful for the last few years consecutively, with its current editor David Milner winning Best Gaming Journalist, Best Columnist, and highly recommended gongs for Best Gaming Coverage at the local IT Journalism Awards.

Other local-only initiatives included unveiling a rainbow version of the Game Informer logo, showing its support for the same-sex marriage plebiscite in Australia. The magazine also printed many outstanding features over the years, most recently including the history of Hollow Knight and an extensive investigative feature into crunch in video games.

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Kotaku Australia has reached out to EB Games for comment, but had not heard back at the time of writing.

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