CBS announced that they are acquiring CNET, including the popular gaming site, Gamespot. The move will give CBS a share in the coveted top 10 Internet destinations with the acquisition, and help them become a major player in the world of tech and video game journalism. The deal includes the full CNET umbrella, which is comprised of CNET, ZDNet, GameSpot.com, TV.com, CNET News, UrbanBaby, BNET, and Search.com. Estimates claim that the network receives more than 200 million monthly viewers, with over 54 million of them being unique users. Pretty impressive.
So does this mean anything for Gamespot? Not really. If you recall, IGN was bought out by News Corp (Fox) a while back and it really didn’t make any noticeable differences.