Something seems obvious to me now, reflecting on this "news."
In this day and age, when site domain recognition and visitor count is *EVERYTHING*, and when transfering management of a domain name is trivial (unlike trying to transfer physical ownership of a store), im not sure we have EVER seen a case where a popular site has simply "shut down".
So I think it behooves us to ask what it means to say "Downloadsquad is shutting down".. It seems almost guaranteed that this means little more than the current ownership/writers are going to stop doing what they are doing, but will be back with different content on the site eventually.
Right? I mean it's not like downloadsquad was one person's personal project -- i don't see any chance of it really just shutting down.