bids farewell to Xbox community, the popular website that allows users to embed their 360 gamer cards into forum signatures, personal blogs and social networking sites, will discontinue operations as of today.

According to MGC founder Jason Young, dwindling technical support and long-term financial issues are to blame for the website’s demise:

“Multiple avenues of maintaining the site were investigated, including donations, acquisition, and even assistance from Microsoft. None of those worked out.

“While I had doubts on the future of MyGamerCard for most of 2010, it wasn’t until early fall that it really hit me that it wasn’t prudent to continue trying to support it alone.”

To date, MGC has been a resounding success, sourcing over 5 million unique GamerTags and boasting a Quantcast rating of almost 15,000.

“When I started working on the code that would eventually become the heart of MGC, I certainly did not imagine that nearly five million unique GamerTags would end up using it. Nor could I ever fathom that the handful of requests that saturated my home cable modem (and kept me from playing Halo 2!) would eventually require five servers to handle the load of thirteen million daily requests!” said site founder Jason Young.

“[MGC has] been one of the greatest parts of my life so far. I’ve been able to make wonderful friendships and business acquaintances with community members, Xbox Employees, and industry workers.”

Console Monster would like to congratulate Jason on all of his hard work on MGC over the past 5 years, and wish him all the best for the future.


Ricky Staines

Ricky is a passionate gamer, wordsmith and coffee addict from South East London. Born and raised on Nintendo, Ricky is impervious to the nauseating effects of cute and colourful characters. In his spare time, Ricky enjoys watching movies, playing on his guitar (both real and plastic) and reading. He also does a pretty awesome impression of Max Payne, but only when nobody is looking.

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