Gamezine: "Video games website 1UP.com has been sold by Ziff Davis Media, resulting in a cut of thirty jobs. The website's editorial director calls it the worst day of his life."
:( Sucks. I liked EGM...and sometimes 1up. Sometimes.
How websites will lose hits if they always do that ps3 fud.. With a much larger ps3 install base these sites can't hate on the ps3 it's just plain stupid. Is not like ps3 is still at 2 million. Look at IGN they love all platforms.. they enjoy games.. don't hate, or put fanboyism ahead of their professional opinions. Doesn't mean that they don't have a favorite console or make a mistake here and there.. But they don't go bashing on the other one.. It's so simple.. Yes some sites will get some extra hits from flamebait, but after that nobody goes to the site cause they know they're a joke.. If gametrailers wasn't the only website with decent size HD videos they would be next.. First gamespot, now 1up, come on media. Open your eyes and stop the ps3 hate.. Sadly the hate won't stop until the ps3 hits that $299 mark, maybe even $249, most fanboys are just mad because they felt "betrayed" by sony because they couldn't afford their new console. Oh well for the mean time, the few of us who actually don't have hate for other consoles, lets keep enjoying the games, and lets keep watching these fanboys destroy each other.
but you're right, the fanboyism on that site was nuts. Still, I enjoyed the 1up show and 1up yours was my favorite podcast. Shane will get a job and wherever he goes is where I'll start reading/listening. Hopefully IGN gets him.
I'm sure Bullet that even you know that fanboyism and media bias aren't the sole factors for 1Up's downfall. This isn't some crusade against the evilness that is Mcirosoft or anything some PS3 gamer might find glorious. It's simply the magazines itself falling prey to the open-free world known as the internet. Why pay for a magazine when the internet provides that information free, and faster than magazines ever did. You'd read PSM's exclusive review on KZ2, but low and behold that those scans are already uploaded for free. Now people won't buy the magazine for that review and I'm sure the PSM staff won't see a nickel for every click to those direct-scans.
1up's demise had nothing to do with your "percieved" bias they have for sony....alot of Mag's are failing simply because the internet has all the news readily available just as newspaper subscriptions have become almost obsolete and many internet sites aren't safe during these economic times simply because there is sooo much competition, ironicly if 1up was as biased as you "percieved" them to be they might NOT have needed to be brought out by UGO, simply because "flamebait" type biased stories however untrue they are do in fact draw a substantial amount of hits from both fanboys camps & also unsuspecting gamers looking for big news about gaming, thus making the site generate more traffic= more advertising= more $$$. Whats sad is this is more about REAL PEOPLE losing their jobs but of course people like you (fanboys) always NEED to find a way to make it about their petty little videogame war. I wonder what sites sony loyalists do NOT consider biased?....please I'd like to see that black list from the SDF, or does it change depending on the story?...oh thats right its a worldwide all inclusive conspiracy against sony, hell even sony's advertising dept is in on it= JOY
Wonder if 1up.com will still do podcasts - they were pretty good.
No they won't. Not old ones. Maybe something new.
Well I didn't expect them to redo the old ones ;)
I just care about the 1up show. It was Da Bomb!
No more of it. Staff than worked on it was laid off, do you even follow news?
And what am i suppose to do?
Thats just cold blooded man.
I think that's the first time I've ever agreed with pp on anything. Here pp, have a bubble on me... SYKE!
Same here Chubear.
Now you know how it felt for all those employed with developer teams (from game workers to even cleaners) that you unconsciously ragged on their work and helped put their jobs in jeopardy uh? Not liking it much are ya?! hehe.
...Why should I feel sorry for any of those who complained for the sake of complaining and put honest, hard working developers, designers, and others in trouble because they hated one console or another? I know it's bad that people lost their jobs, but if it was your job to be unbiased and you failed at that, then I guess you got what you got.
I used to love EGM. I loved each issue until they changed their grading system from numbers to letters. Then it all went downhill from there.
i loved the mag before he took over.
I was laid off 3 yrs ago and it took me literally over 5 month to find another. I was in so much in debt. I had to sell my house and move to different state for job. Losing job can be pretty harse sometime.
I hope they all find jobs again, and it sucks that they lost their jobs. But thats life. happens to all of us. One less Kz2 6/10 for not having any subtle beauty.
I visit their site at least a few times a week, and listen to most of their podcasts. I didn't notice any bias... and I like the PS3 more.
You're not doing it right.
GM building crappy products? Thats not the problem..its everyone buying god damn toyota's (imports). Ford and Crysler lost money also but Ford can cover the own ***. I have worked on vehicles for several years and Dodge builds the worst crap on the planet.
Translation: "Waaah! They didn't PS3 games like I did. WHHHAAAA!" Everyone has different opinions, and I agreed with 1UP the most. Kinda sucks about this. If anything, they hated the Wii a lot.
@Homicide, "Everyone has different opinions" Yet I express mine, and you come down on me for it? Get out of town charlie brown. I'm not forgetting all the BS comments about the ps3, and why should I bother supporting people with hits if I feel like they are clearly biased and neglecting me-as a consumer- of their product? Should I sit down and listen to garbage about how Gears of War looks better than Killzone2.. and contribute to the morons salary saying this? Or should I give them clicks when they just lift news from Neogaf? GM didn't make the best quality product, for the lowest price. Their designs were generally ugly. And only a handful of non-fleet sales actually contributed to them moving vehicles. Its not fair, because Honda/Toyota all have plants in the USA. But their OEM parts are still made where labor laws aren't as strict as the USA. They just use parts they have made for cheap and "construct" the final vehicles here. But that wasn't the only problem. GM just made bad cars, and stuck to them because its what always worked in the past. They killed the electric car. Their brands on the whole, just aren't appealing. But hey, we(USA) are bailing them out. So hopefully they will start building vehicles that can win the hearts of everyone again!
MGS4 - A Valkyria Chronicles - A- LBP - A+ Resistance 2 - B+ 1UP was one of the few who re-reviewed SOCOM after the updates. Yeah, that doesn't look anti-PS3 to me. Sorry that they don't give perfect scores to every PS3 exclusive.
I hope they're going to reimburse me for my subscription. Not that I've paid for EGM lately. One magazine after another from Ziff Davis seemed to get moved over to EGM. Now no more magazines.
it's a sad day for Microsoft...
they've still got atleast 20 more in the pocket XD
it sucks, trust me. I hope they bounce back quick. what a way to start '09:(
Think positive. :)
We should all be so lucky as to lead such a sheltered life. -CadDad
How awesome would it be to get paid to play video games and then give your opinion of those games? Years ago I had a friend that owned several mom and pop video game stores. The best times of my life is when I worked for him part time and all I did was sit and play video games with customers. At the time the pay was great, no manual labor involved, no boss biting at my heels because he was a friend and I got paid to play video games?! Best job I ever had. He since sold off his chain of stores to EB (Game Stop). Which he is now a regional manager for. Most of the people on my friends list are guys I met while working at those stores years ago. They are all still gamers and we still talk about those days. It was like a Cheers with video games instead of beverages. Worst day of his life huh? Wow what a sheltered life indeed.
Sam Kennedy should keep his unprofessional and vulgar opinion to himself. This is yet another example of why 1up/EGM failed.
I actually enjoyed 1up yours podcast. It was the only gaming podcast that i have really listened to. Anyone have a recommendation for a new one? I have tried Giant Bomb's but i really dont give a crap about some of the random things they do, like the energy drink ratings. Who gives a flip about energy drinks?
On Itunes I have subscriptions to: IGN beyond (Playstation podcast) Gamespot's The Hotspot N4G Radio Giant Bombcast Sarcastic Gamer - Playstation Podcast I haven't listened to IGN's or Sarcastic Gamers general podcasts so I can't comment on those. These are the podcasts I listen to weekly. Hopefully you find something you like there. 1 Up Yours was my favorite though.
who the hell cares? 1up.com is just another stupid number-label for hire. We hope they get a job? PFFFFFF I hope I get a job. I hope people stop making retarded marketing decisions this year
That means one less biased bad score for Killzone 2 as a result of everyone at 1up losing their jobs.. btw i do feel for them about losing their jobs
but you could have said it more "n4g friendly." EGM went downhill a long time ago.it used to have some good game coverage,had exclusives about games,great reviews,etc.but the days of "sushi-x and company" were long since gone. then they hired that bum dan shu and it was turned into a poor mag.bad color usage,not enough good information,poor reviews and more advertising than mag. never mind the attacks on ps3 to gain hits like the tomato ps3 cover.or the bash on killzone2 for bad A.I. when the game was an early trailer at E3 but gave halo3 a great score for A.I. when it was a "finished game......HOW DO YOU COMPARE FINISHED TO UNFINISHED? THAT'S JUST POOR JOURNALISM. not sad in the slightest to see them go.most information is put out on the net faster than any mag.although i used to buy mags,it is now just a waste of money.you can read them on the rack at barnes and nobile without purchase.i still have old EGMS,and reading them,they are better than what's out now.oh,wait......their gone.hahaha!!! no sadness here. apocalypse.................
I hope you end up like that crybaby editor's pals. They deserve everything that is coming to them, and they won't ever find work again if their is balance in the universe (including shaun) I don't discriminate against bias, but anti-PS3 is the worst kind of arrogant, smug fanboy, and they're being stricken down like this one by one. Next up, Slowtaku.
I think it's crazy to think 1up had this coming, they just gave their opinion they were nowhere near being Gamespot. 1up actually stood up to Ubisoft and got punished for it. Most of the writers didn't like the Wii, but most hardcore gamers or anyone with over 5 brain cells doesn't like the Wii either, it's for sheep. To say they helped game developers get laid off because they reviewed their games low is even more retarded. If the game sucked it was the dev's fault, not the game critic. Some of the layoffs and firing are deserved, like the NFS devs had it coming. It's not like 1up became unpopular because they were "fanboys", the company that owned them was in financial trouble and EGM was sinking because magazines are obsolete. 1up.com is still one of the top video game websites, not to mention some of their podcasts like GFW (r.i.p.) and 1up Yours were some of the best. Plus The 1up Show was a million times better than IGN's weekly show, that I think they gave up on.
Maybe at your next job you won't crap on a platform that provides you with part of your job by proxy. If you want pity, get a tin cup and go on the streets, otherwise it only serves you right.
If people listened to you then all game critics would be as "fair and balanced" as Fox News. As critics they have the right to "crap" on anything they want. It's their opinion, they just need to provide reasons for it, which 1up usually did. I suppose you think Roger Ebert should never "crap" on a movie because it by proxy gives him a job too.
You know what's up. STFU assumedkilla, you have no f*cking idea. They pissed all over PS3 for years, and now passersby get to piss on them for the rest of their lives as they beg for water on the streets.
1up is nothing but MS fanboys... They defended LBP's sale numbers and quality against fanboys. During the game of the year discussion many of the writers/editors brought up LBP and MGS4. They kept saying give Motorstorm 2 and Socom a chance, when most major gaming websites ignored them. Looking at the big PS3 exclusives; MGS4= A, Resistance 2= A+, LBP= A+, Motorstorm 2= A, Uncharted= A, Ratchet & Clank= A. Yeah, it really seems like 1up hates the PS3. Everyone is just jumping on the "1up is MS fanboys" wagon for no reason. Personally I think they overrated Resistance 2 and like I said before many of them didn't like The Wii, but most hardcore gamers don't since the software for it is awful.
After reading EGM for 14 years, this is quite sad. but the quality of the magazine has deteriorated. EGM today is not the same as EGM 2 4 years ago. The've succumb to fanboys, the way the rate their games has changed (I'm guessing it's due to heavy pressure from game developing companies), and also their lackluster interviews and stories really turned me off. Maybe in a couple of years they'll make a comeback and be the powerhouse they once were.
Ive been a loyal EGM consumer since the dawn of the PS2. Perhaps what I will sincerely miss the most is my monthly poop reading material and Seanbaby's hilarious column. I remember my stomach hurting from the oh so many laughs Seanbaby caused me while reading his Top 2' worst games of all time in EGM issue #150 back in 2002 (I think).
They didn't rag on bad games, they made Sony exclusives LOOK bad just so MS would hire them. Sam Kennedy is a f*cking crybaby and I hope he ends up with his staff under a bridge, begging for half-eaten scraps.
Every employee at EGM got what they deserved. They were one of the many media based portals that Microsoft used to advertise virally and visually for their admittedly inferior Xbox 360. It looks as if the general public has put their foot down and opened their eyes that EGM and 1Up has a very obvious disdain for PLAYSTATION®3. The editors at EGM and 1Up were contracted by Microsoft to issue out biased and false claims against PLAYSTATION®3 in favor for Xbox 360. Now that Microsoft's terrible green box is on the cusp of extinction, they simply had to place 1up and EGM off the payroll. $niper
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