UPDATE Jan 30, 2015: Massively confirmed that the sites will be shutting down on February 3, 2015. We wish everyone involved the best.
"This week, we learned our AOL overlords have decided that they no longer wish to be in the enthusiast blog business and are shutting all of them down. This mass-sunset includes decade-old gaming journalism icon Joystiq, and therefore, it includes us. February 3rd, 2015, will be the final day of operation for Massively-that-was." —Bree Royce
Joystiq has been around since 2004 and is a well-known source of news in the gaming industry. Late last night, tech news site Re/code posted that according to their sources, Joystiq is up for closure as "part of an extensive house-cleaning of its underperforming content properties that is taking place over the next weeks."