Now you've got me wondering where you worked. Happy Puppy? All Game Guide? Game Unit? VGF?
Hotgames.com. It's become embarrassing to even say it these days, and I'll explain why in a minute. It started out as an Australian site mainly for PC game demos, then got bought by FortuneCity, which was a big web hosting company at the time, and moved over to the US to compete with the other big game sites of the time (none of whom were too big to catch yet). We were also in NYC, which gave us a different perspective (and access to different stuff) than the other big sites. There was a period of 3-4 years when it was as good a site as any of them, and we were getting about 400,000 unique visits per day, which also put us in the top 3 or 4 gaming sites at the time. Remember this was like 1998, so that was considered a lot.
But the whole company was a victim of the dot com crash. First they laid off our entire technical team except for one guy who was also our sole designer, and he could barely keep the site running on his own, let alone add any new features. So while the other big sites were updating their designs and adding new features, we were stuck in 1998. Then they started laying off the ad sales guys, which became a downward spiral where we had less and less money. Then they started laying off the editorial staff, and that was basically it. I was the second to last to go.
For a long time our parent company kept the url alive as a porn-based online gambling site. I was afraid to even put the name on my resume. It was really annoying, because we took it really seriously and we had a good site, but anyone I told I worked there in the future would think I was some porn scammer if they visited it.
Now it seems to be defunct, which is an improvement.