Game Industry Insider writes: "January 6th 2009 will forever live in infamy in gamers' hearts. On that day, publication of Electronic Gaming Monthly was suspended after media giant Hearst Corporation purchased the 1UP network. I had practically grown up with EGM, reading the magazine since its inception in 1989 right up until its untimely end in 2009. EGM somehow always got the scoop months ahead of other publications, and its unbiased, brutally honest reviews kept me glued to its every word. I read the magazine cover to cover and nothing excited me more than to see a new, cellophane-wrapped issue lying in my mailbox."