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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

R.I.P. Electronic Gaming Monthly

Man, this is actually kind of sad for me. A magazine I've been reading since I was about 13, Electronic Gaming Monthly, a.k.a. EGM, is officially dead. If that's not bad enough, its website (the excellent has a murky future. Publisher Ziff Davis sold off EGM and 1UP to Hearst, who quickly canned the mag and gutted the 1UP staff.

EGM took great strides to change with the times and stay above grade-school fare like the awful GamePro. Their reviews were always -- always -- spot on, written in equal amounts tech-geek speak and normal-folk language. In addition, EGM added several great features the last few years, including profiles of different jobs in the game industry, interviews with soundtrack composers, game designers, and more. I will honestly miss getting this magazine in the mail each month.


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