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Post by Toaster on Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:13 pm

http://kotaku.com/5124928/1up-sold-to-hearst-corporation-egm-to-close

A few weeks (months?) back I posted about the rumor that the 1up network would be sold from Ziff Davis Media to UGO... the rumor has been realized. 1up was bought, and EGM was left in Ziff Davis' hands. Seeing as Ziff Davis is near poor, and print is on its knees, and all 1up assets would be cut off... EGM has been dropped.

I once had dreams of writing for EGM... they shall not be realized.

I do suspect that Ziff Davis may be monitoring my life though. I was once a pre-launch PS3 fanboy, and an avid reader of OPM (official playstation magazine.) When I decided to get a 360 instead, OPM and its podcast were shut down.

Now, right after I got my new video card and have moved onto PC gaming and (generally) away from the console side of things, they shut down their console gaming magazine and are now focusing primarily on their "PC game mag online outlet."

Goodbye EGM. I salute thee
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Post by Toaster on Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:45 pm

http://kotaku.com/5125034/mass-firings-at-1up-after-sale

Now UGO, the new owners, have gone and fired the majority of the experienced and well known editors.

All the podcasts I listen to (3) have been chewed up and spat back out.

UGO purchased and gutted what was just yesterday a wonderful website.

My stomach hurts...
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Post by Toaster on Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:56 am

It seems Garnette is looking for a new job, quietly. Perhaps he will honorably leave the dying corpse.

The only hope is that the guys (and couple girls) are taken in by Giantbomb.com, a popular website formed by a couple ex (meaning unfairly fired) staff members of gamespot.

I do hope this all resolves itself.

I know I'm talking to a fucking wall here.... but I can't not post about it.
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Post by BBJynne on Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:33 am

I'm not a fucking wall, I'm just a wall.

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Post by Angatar on Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:28 pm

I'm the fucking part.
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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:52 pm

Yes, chancellor, it is a tragedy.
But honestly, in terms of good things getting torn apart by greed and sloth, it ranks behind Indiana Jones IV and Halo Wars for me.
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Post by Toaster on Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:23 pm

Rasq'uire'laskar wrote:Yes, chancellor, it is a tragedy.
But honestly, in terms of good things getting torn apart by greed and sloth, it ranks behind Indiana Jones IV and Halo Wars for me.

I disagree, but to each his own.

I discovered today that there will be no final issue of EGM. The twenty year long running magazine is over, and the issue I got a month ago is the last... and it had gay ass wolverine on the cover.

The issue that was last being produced will be available in digital form. EGM was nearing their 20th anniversary. It would have been great.

Fuck you UGO... and Ziff Davis..... how could you?

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Post by Toaster on Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:25 pm

To play us out... A ballad version of the recently deceased 1up show theme song.





Hey
I don't wanna go to work today
Wanna stay home and play all my video games

No
I don't wanna take it nice and slow
Wanna get ready to go
On the one up show

On the one up show
You know you'll be a star
On the one up show You already are
Everyday is like a holiday

So long, good bye
Im gonna run away right now

Game on
All night
I'm gonna be on the one up show

On the one up show
One up, one up, one up...
On the one up show
One up, one up, one up...
On the one up show
One up, one up, one up...
On the one up show



'You'll miss me when i'm gone."
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