Gamefan was a company owned by that sold banner ads and provided webspace to gaming sites like VoodooExtreme and SomethingAwful (who recently switched to another company and has a law suit running against
Here's a quote from one of the affiliates from the Gamefan network to one of their own hosted site :

I apologize for the short notice on this. I just received an e-mail from our hosts, GameFan Network, that they will no longer be providing hosting to any sites. ... This means that we cannot provide reliable hosting for the foreseeable future, even if we do secure new hosting. I strongly recommend you begin transferring your sites off immediately, as GFN says all access will be revoked by Monday
(Thanks PlanetCrap)
So what does this mean ?
This means that next to Gamefan's own portal site already being down, ALL their hosted sites (and next in line the hosted sites from the affiliates) are going down and will probably receive 0 money that Gamefan owns them for selling banner ads.
Those of you that have been following the problems Lowtax from SomethingAwful had with Gamefan/ probably saw this coming, but all in all it's still a pity that networks like these just don't play it fair and try to not pay their affiliates and come up with all kinds of excuses and then just shut down.
Funny note : on's own site there's no mentioning of Gamefan shutting down what so ever. Guess they can miss bad publicity...
Gamefan magazine was the best game magazine of the 90's.
by Jak Dude May 6, 2005
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Greatest North American video game trade publication in recorded history.

Created by Dave Halverson, it revolutionized western gaming magazines by using thicker, richly layered, ink-heavy pages with tons of photos and oftentimes humorously hyperbolic text ("eye-flaying, mind-numbing, A+++ action!!!"). GameFan alone began the now common practice of covering import/Japanese gaming with as much fervor as domestic products, and giving RPGs and niche titles as much room as the usual banal sports and action games.

Its eventual price hike to $6, not to mention the less than monthly frequency in which its deadlines were hit and, subsequently, magazines were shipped to readers, eventually caused its downfall, but not before shaping the business for years to come.

Notable alums include Halverson, Casey Loe, Dan Jevons, and Nick "Rox" DeBarres.
GameFan magazine had Phantasy Star 4 on the cover?? Oh oh oh, that is RESPECT.
by Neilmiser May 1, 2004
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