One of the internet’s oldest semicorporate gaming news sites, CNET’s GameCenter, is closing down. Apparently CNet already has a duplicate site under their control (This resulting from the CNet purchase of ZDNet), but that doesn’t appear to be their only problem. If everything really is hitting the fan for CNet, having a graceful end of the GameCenter Alliance program (The program that, until recently, supported XRGaming) is a credit to their professionalism…but I’ve always liked CNet. In any event, they did a much better job than some other people we could mention. That sort of behavior tends to breed loathing and mockery, especially in shockwave form.