Earlier this month Ziff Davis acquired IGN from News Corporation. Now Ziff Davis will be laying off many of the employees at IGN and will be shutting down several of the video game related websites that was purchased following the transaction. 1UP, UGO, and GameSpy will be shutting down according to Polygon. Some of the employees at those 3 websites will be moved to other projects. Ziff Davis CEO Vivek Shah said ?It?s also important for you to know that we are absolutely confident that we now have the best structure and team to successfully move the company forward and that there are no further planned reductions.” IGN will be shutting down those websites soon.