It wasn't but a few days ago that right here at Blend Games, our own Andy Keener let our readers know that EGM (Electronic Gaming Monthly) bit the dust. It was a sad reality in that EGM has been a long-standing icon of video game journalism and the pinnacle of printed gaming magazines. However, when Hearst Media (owners of UGO.com) bought out 1up.com and its subsidiary sites from Ziff Davis, very few gaming blogs were keen (or didn't care much) on letting the gaming world know that EGM wasn't going to be part of the buyout.
As opposed to popular belief, it wasn't that EGM had lost subscribers. Quite the contrary, according to an article on NeoSeeker, EGM had a steady estimate of 550 thousand paid subscribers. The simple truth of the matter is that UGO didn't want to stay in the "costly" print business, despite readers staying loyal to EGM, amongst all the internet gaming sites on the web. So the print magazine was given the axe. Not that many blog owners/journalist were complaining.