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Electronic Gaming Monthly is being shut down following the sale of 1UP to UGO. I keep trying to think of a way to say this, but I don’t want to talk about ‘condolences’ or ‘sympathies’ or whatever, because that sounds too much like someone died, so I’ll say it crassly: to our friends at EGM/1UP, this is totally shitty, and I hope you guys weather the shittiness okay.
We’re going to see a lot of very sad reminiscences from a lot of bloggers over the next few days, so I’ll keep mine brief. More than any publication, it was classic EGM that made me feel like I wanted to participate in some kind of video game culture. Everything in gaming that I really care about — wacky imports, fan culture, retro, cheats — I first got hooked on by reading about it in EGM.
While I’m personally saddened by the fact that I’ll never achieve my life goal of writing for this magazine, I’m much more upset at what feels like the loss of one of the centers of our community. And even more upset that people I admire aren’t considered valuable enough by some dumb website.