My heart goes out to all the EGM and 1up Staff

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This has nothing to do with MMOs, but it’s one of the saddest days ever for video games. UGO has bought 1up.com, and in doing so trashed Electronic Gaming Monthly, along with the majority(?) of it’s PHENOMENAL journalists and employees.

Not only is this a horribly dark day for video games, but a dark day for printed press as well. One of the longest standing video game publications is now DEAD. I grew up with stacks of Electronic Gaming Monthly holding my hand through generation after generation of video game consoles.

The thing that most upsets me is that the journalists who inspired me to set game journalism as my goal and career in life, have to be put through this mess. My hear goes out to everyone at EGM and 1up.

Adrian Frieg
Amy Mishra
Amy Moran
Andrea Garcia
Andrew Fitch
Andrew “Skip” Pfister
Anthony Gallegos
Cesar Quintero
Christina Rosa
CoyLou Steel
Derek Chinn
Doug Parsons
Eric Ellis
Giancarlo Varanini
Greg Ford
James “Milkman” Mielke
Jason Bertrand
Jason Wilson
Jervilyn Jaramillo
Justin Frechette
Leslie Gelfand
Marci Yamaguchi
Matt Chandronait
May Tong
Meredith Stowe
Michael Donahoe
Monique Convertito
Ndubuisi Madu
Nick Suttner
Norris Boothe
Philip Kollar
Rey Serrano
Robert Bowen
Rosemary Pinkham
Ryan O’Donnell
Ryan Scott
Shane Bettenhausen
Simon Cox
Tammy Ross
Tipler Ubbelohde

You will all be missed. Thank you, and good luck.

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~ by James Taylor on January 7, 2009.

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