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So Long, EGM

Yesterday the evil (unfounded claim) Hearst corporation took over the 1Up network, putting an end to the failing Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine and laying off most of the recognizable 1Up staff. The 1Up crew has been one of the most celebrated teams in video gaming journalism, and I’m sure they will all find work in the industry again. Instead, let’s focus on the death of EGM.

I spent a lot of money on video gaming magazines over the years. Nintendo Power, CGW, GamePro, OPM, OXM, Play, I read ’em all. But EGM was always my favorite. From their innovative three-person reviews to the hilarious suffering of Seanbaby, that magazine was always a blast. Now that it’s gone, I’m afraid I may finally be done with all of magazines. Sure, my GameStop card gets me a subscription to Game Informer, but I hardly ever read that. GamePro’s like the only other magazine left, and that shit’s for babies. No, I think this is the end.

Anyway, just thought I’d let you guys know that several of my gaming personalities have been put out of work, and I think that’s a bummer. It’s Wednesday, what else was I supposed to do?

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