Fandom acquires Metacritic to create a combined gaming platform

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In a post on their website Monday, Fandom announced they have “acquired a portfolio of entertainment and gaming brands.”  The Wall Street Journal reported the purchase from Red Ventures for $55 million. The deal features a myriad of gaming, TV, and comic 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 acquired the gaming portfolio from ViacomCBS.

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

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Fandom, previously known as Wikicitie, and later Wikia is a for-profit wiki hosting service that covers news, entertainment, and technology information gathered from diverse 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 expands deeper into gaming 

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