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Ziff Davis quits, EGM closed, 1UP sold

It emerged last night that industry veteran Ziff Davis Media and Publishing has quit the business altogether, whilst magazine EGM has closed, and website 1UP sold has been to UGO.

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morriss3266d ago

Real shame, this. RIP Ziff. :'(

gametheory3266d ago (Edited 3266d ago )

I'm still suscribed. Oh well, it's just 34 bucks minus the issues I already got LOL

My bet is that most of the Xbox fanboys at 1up will end up at either Gamespot, Giant Bomb or Gametrailers (unless Edge and Eurogamer are willing to import them) or some other Xbox branded magazine, while the Sony fanboys (Shane Bettenhausen and...?) will be hired by either Game Informer, GamePro or some PlayStation branded magazine. The unbiased journalists (were there any?) could/should go to IGN. I don't think there are Nintendo fanboys in journalism except Matt Cassamassina, he should leave IGN and work with Nintendo Power (he'd be better off anyway).

Man_of_the_year3266d ago

And all the PS3 fanboys will end up here - since this seems to be where they conjugate mostly.

solidjun53266d ago

no, all the MS fanboys from there will certainly conjugate here and we'll have mutliple POGs, MARTs and the rest of those crew.

see, I can say ridiculous things too.

Man_of_the_year3265d ago

HEY - come up with your own material. Don't steal mine and then regurgitate it back with no delivery.

Amateurs.

mxdan3265d ago

Just so you know, the EGM staff knew they were going to get laid off and they finished one last glorious issue. It's due out soon, and may be a tear jerker.

You have been warned...

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thereapersson3266d ago

R.I.P., Computer Gaming World. How I will dearly miss thee...

:*(

radzy3266d ago

1up employees laid off or otherwise gone (incomplete):

Adrian Frieg
Amy Mishra
Amy Moran
Andrea Garcia
Andrew Fitch
Andrew "Skip" Pfister
Anthony Gallegos
Cesar Quintero
Christina Rosa
CoyLou Steel
Derek Chinn
Doug Parsons
Eric Ellis
Giancarlo Varanini
Greg Ford
James "Milkman" Mielke
Jason Bertrand
Jason Wilson
Jervilyn Jaramillo
Justin Frechette
Leslie Gelfand
Marci Yamaguchi
Matt Chandronait
May Tong
Meredith Stowe
Michael Donahoe
Monique Convertito
Ndubuisi Madu
Nick Suttner
Norris Boothe
Philip Kollar
Rey Serrano
Robert Bowen
Rosemary Pinkham
Ryan O'Donnell
Ryan Scott
Shane Bettenhausen
Simon Cox
Tammy Ross
Tipler Ubbelohde

REDZEV3265d ago

egm was one of my favorite mags growing up. Its a damb shame it has come to this. I hope for the best to the staff. Im sure they will get picked up by other gaming Mags out there.

Evil Gamer3266d ago

I can't even count how many EGM's I've bought from the stands..It's been routine for years and years..but I ain't going to lie..it's kind of Karma..for all of those games that unjustly fell to the EGM review sword..other than a few must buy mags..Internet killed print..go figure..I just bought the last EGM the other day..

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