Firstly, to those of you who frequent the forums, I don’t know what’s wrong with them. I haven’t been able to access them for many days now, and my questions go unanswered. If anything changes, I’ll let you know.
Edit: It’s back up. I wish I could take credit, but I can’t. Don’t know why it was down, don’t know why it came back. I suspect magic.
Secondly, I’d been waiting for my new EGM for quite some time, so I decided to go to the website to see about getting another copy shipped out. Sometimes an issue will go missing, you know? I found, however, that EGM is no more. It was sold and closed, much to my dismay. This is all, of course, old news to the rest of the world. Or at least that part of the world that keeps its finger on the pulse of gaming culture. I had to go through the stages of grief by my lonesome; everyone else having moved on long since the announcement was made.
Everyone’s already said everything about the loss of EGM that needs to be said. Anything I try to add will simply be lost in the sea of redundant information that cloggs the internet. It’s a weird feeling though. I’ve been reading EGM for nearly 20 years. Even when I quit reading Nintendo Power (which I’ve since picked back up now that I have a Wii) I kept reading EGM. I just never found a website that gave me the information I wanted to know without being bombarded with loads of internet bullshit, and needless editorializing. Then again maybe I still don’t need to. It’s not like I have a 360, or PS3. All the coverage had already moved on to them. Maybe I can hide out with my copy of Nintendo Power, shaking, and defiantly denying the death of print…