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|Born||1972 (age 46–47)|
|Known for||Founder of Planet Gamecube (August 22, 2000) now Nintendo World Report (September 4, 2006)|
Billy Berghammer is the creator of former site Planet Gamecube, now named Nintendo World Report, and was the director of G4tv.com, Berghammer is now a member of Nintendo of America's Treehouse division.
N64HQ and N2000HQ
Berghammer had a job in video game journalism. In his free time, he had begun creating the website N64HQ, and running on March 7, 1999 for Nintendo's hardware product N64. A short time after, the site closed, and eventually, due to being let go from his job, he had a lot of free time. He used this time to create another news site titled N2000HQ. The idea behind N2000HQ was to become a news site that would completely and effectively cover the newly anticipated GameCube and Game Boy Advance hardware and software for those consoles. The N2000HQ.com domain was unfortunately taken already and Berghammer decided to work in the name of PlanetN2000.
During the transition from N2000HQ(dot)com to PlanetN2000(dot)com, the GameCube themed site OperatioN2000 had closed down. Justin Nation, founder of OperatioN2000, was offered to move all of the content that was on OperatioN2000 to the newly made PlanetN2000 and to work with the site, along with a few others who worked on the recently closed site.
The Planet Series
PlanetN2000 rounded up quite the readership for its site, and soon enough, other Nintendo news sites had shut down, increasing the number of visits and amount of bandwidth. After attending PlanetN2000's first E3, a gaming expo that reveals news and releases of new video games, the already excessive bandwidth usage had increased substantially. It was on Billy's N64's second birthday (May 7, 2001) they decided to move their site to a new domain: PlanetGamecube.
After moving away from PlanetGamecube, Berghammer had bounced around different video game journalism and editing jobs from 2003 to 2012
Game Informer Magazine
In 2009, Senior Vice President of Interactive and New Media Joshua Krane appointed Billy to be the Director of G4tv.com for gaming editorial.
Skulls of the Shogun
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- Gilbert, Ben. "EGM Now hires industry vet Billy Berghammer as group EIC". joystiq.com. Aol Inc. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
- Berghammer, Billy. "Billy Berghammer Joins 17-Bit!". skullsoftheshogun.com. Retrieved 12 April 2013.