Today, Ziff-Davis announced that as part of a restructuring of its new property IGN Entertainment, three of IGN's smaller secondary sites -- namely, 1UP.com, Gamespy.com, and UGO.com -- would be "winding down." As is often the case with such reorganizations, some of 1UP's staff was laid off while others will be moving over to work as contributors at IGN.com. No timeline was given for 1UP's closure or if its servers would continue to run indefinitely.
Jeremy Parish leaves a touching farewell in the link above.
@ludist210 I'm only speculating that the people currently on staff haven't been given a pink slip. Not that I want anyone to lose their job but based on that sarcastic, misleading report I don't know if the Nintendo section is the best fit. While I prefer the fansites IGN is a mainstream voice for many gamers and I'd rather see someone evangelizing the games and systems than PUNK Nintendo fans.