Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono writes a special letter paying tribute to the staff from Electronic Gaming Monthly:
"Creating games while keeping track of the needs and opinions of the average user is terribly important, and I feel that organizations such as EGM and 1UP.com are instrumental in making that happen. To hear that one of these bastions of game journalism will soon close its doors is disheartening. Still, I look forward to seeing what the editors will go on to do. I have high hopes for them."