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Tue, Mar 08, 2011 | 15:44 GMT
Mon, Dec 21, 2009 | 22:24 GMT
EGM will relaunch in the US in March, as you can see from this PR.
The mag’s new version includes “a special code included in each newsstand copy that upgrades each reader’s access to the new weekly interactive version of the magazine. This enhanced version of the digital publication, called EGM[i]: The Digital Magazine contains exclusive article extensions and original content throughout each issue.”
Good luck, kids. Full thing through there.
Wed, Dec 02, 2009 | 09:14 GMT
Dan Hsu and Demian Linn now back on board at the soon-to-return EGM, as you can see from this press release.
“I am thrilled to see Dan and Demian on board the new EGM,” said publisher Steve Harris.
“Both of these journalists have a keen understanding of the industry they report on, and that exceptional insight is something I know readers will value.”
No date on when the relaunch issue’s to actually appear, however.
Wed, Aug 26, 2009 | 23:32 BST
Looks like EGM may be back by December, according to owner Steve Harris.
According to a tweet by Harris: “Plans put in motion today for EGM to return on December 1…”.
That’s good news for those who have lamented the loss of the magazine.
Still, no one is sure exactly what Harris plans to do with it, but at least it’ll still be there for those who want it.
Mon, Jul 06, 2009 | 07:24 BST
Bit late on this. We were asleep. EGM founder Steve Harris has told Publishing Executive that EGM’s relaunch will see digital content at its core.
“First and foremost, we’re planning to incorporate digital content within the magazine,” he said.
“This includes professionally-produced video, audio and other types of content. We’re also going to make this content fully transportable.”
Harris added: “The digital content will be accessible by some directly from the pages of the magazine while other content will be delivered via a digital device included with each issue (that, as I said before, could be used with computers, televisions, etc.).
“I wouldn’t want to over-hype the methods that will be used — no individual element of what we’ll be offering is unique on its own — but the way in which each delivery mechanism will interact with the other, as well as the programming we have to identify our end-reader and their interests, is new.”
Full thing through there. The mag – which Ziff binned despite its 500,000 readership in the US – will reappear later this year.
Sat, May 30, 2009 | 07:01 BST
Looks like former Ziff Davis mag EGM — allegedly killed in the recent 1UPocalypse — was only mostly dead, because its original founder, Steve Harris, was able to collect enough scraps to glue EGM back together again.
Harris has entered into an agreement with former publisher Ziff Davis to purchase a plethora of EGM assets, like trademarks and publishing rights. Apparently, the fervently loved publication will relaunch during the second half of 2009.
“The re-launch of Electronic Gaming Monthly represents a welcome opportunity to continue delivering quality content to gaming enthusiasts,” said Harris in a press release. “I feel honored to once again be associated with this respected magazine. The talented writers and designers who built upon EGM’s original vision have left behind a publication that is uniquely positioned to be successful.”
With EGM’s superstar staff flung to the far corners of the Internet , however, we can’t help but wonder what form this relaunch will take. Regardless, though, some EGM is better than none, right?
Expect more info out of E3 next week.
Thu, Jan 08, 2009 | 10:22 GMT
After news broke yesterday of Ziff Davies quitting the industry for good, and 1UP being bought out by UGO amid a round of redundancies, J Moses, CEO of the UGO Entertainment told MTV that he feels the criticism of UGOs treatment of 1UP and its staff is unfounded.
“We really have largely left it alone,” said Moses when questioned.
“We kept, we believe, the core editorial group that can continue to do great things. What we’re adding is 1up.com as an editorial site that will sit on top of the UGO publishing site. And we kept who we believe are the critical people who can make up a great site.”
Moses goes on to say that EGMs closure had “absolutely nothing to do with UGO.”
Full thing through the link.
Wed, Jan 07, 2009 | 08:40 GMT
It emerged last night that industry veteran Ziff Davis Media and Publishing has quit the business altogether, whilst magazine EGM has closed, and website 1UP sold has been to UGO.
“The transaction allows us to pay down debt and shift our full focus to our core PCMag Digital Network business,” Ziff Davis CEO Jason Young said.
“We thank our 1UP team members for their contributions and wish them the best of success into the future.”
EGM had been in circulation for 20 years.
By Mike Bowden
Fri, Nov 21, 2008 | 08:10 GMT
Ziff Davis has admitted it’s “considering” canning the print version of EGM.
Chief executive James Young, has told the New York Times that an online-only future for the mag is a possibility, but that the publisher “would not make a decision before the end of the year.”
Just do it. Print’s rubbish.
Mon, Nov 17, 2008 | 16:06 GMT
Sat, Nov 08, 2008 | 06:47 GMT
As you can see on 1UP, the latest issue of EGM’s snagged the Watchmen reveal.
The mag’s out to subs now, so expect scans soon. It contains 20 screens and interviews with the Warner devs, so should be well worth a look.
We’ll give you the heads up when someone posts it.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 10:38 BST
The next issue of EGM’s promising 20 new shots of Resident Evil 5 and an interview with producer Jun Takeuchi.
Apparently the piece contains news a system to deal with co-op griefers, as in people who drop into your game purely to mess it up.
Wed, Jul 09, 2008 | 13:54 BST
Pro-Gamers.fr’s published all the images from the EGM’s E3 Killzone 2 cover article, as you can see here. Some good quality shots there, and they should easily be enough to raise the blood ahead of Sony’s press conference in LA next week. Go see.
Fri, Jun 20, 2008 | 09:54 BST
According to this US PlayStation blog post, subs issues of an EGM Killzone 2 cover are in the post now.
“The cover story contains a lot of great Killzone 2 coverage, including background on where the franchise has taken us, new gameplay reveals, as well as information about the developer, Guerrilla Games,” said associate producer Mike Graham. “Did I mention that this is also EGM’s official E3 issue as well?”
More through the link.
Wed, Apr 23, 2008 | 16:08 BST
The June issue of EGM’s got a cover exclusive on a new Splatterhouse game, if you can believe that. See here. There are no details on that page apart from the fact it’s being published by Namco.
Surfer Girl reckons BottleRocket Entertainment (Rise of the Kasai) is developing the title.
There’s loads of other stuff in the mag. Why doesn’t someone publish something like EGM in the UK? We might actually buy it if they did.
Mon, Apr 14, 2008 | 08:08 BST
According to Ziff VP Simon Cox’s blog on 1UP, Dan “Shoe” Hsu will be leaving the company and his editorship of EGM on April 25 for “change in his life.”
“I wanted to inform everyone who was not in the edit meeting that Shoe will be leaving us as April 25th” said Cox. “Sam Kennedy will become Editorial and Site Director moving forward.
“Though the timing is less than ideal, following the closure of GFW, the fact is that like Mark Macdonald before him, Shoe feels it’s time to take a break from work and that after almost 12 years at Ziff (with a year off on Gamers.com) it’s time for change in his life.”
So there you go.
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 | 08:35 BST
Ziff Davis has closed the official Games for Windows magazine in the US. Most of the publication’s staff will be moved onto 1UP.
The magazine has been running for the past 27 years, apparently, so if this isn’t a sign of the times we don’t know what is. Games for Windows recently got the print exclusive on The Sims 3 – which was rather obviously rewritten for the internet in about 12 seconds flat – and started life as Computer Gaming World.
1UP network VP Simon Cox told Next-Gen, “The newsstand was a very challenging space for us. It was a tough place to be,” he said. “And then you have the marketers who want to advertise in print, but they don’t put the budgets behind it that they used to, and they tend to be moving towards online. Wrap those things up, and it’s not a pretty picture from a business perspective.”
Cox went on to hint that the future may even affect that bastion of American games in print, EGM.
“The prognosis for [Electronic Gaming Monthly] is good, but ultimately, of course, that could change,” he said. “We’re all realists here. We all know that ultimately, online is probably going to be where most people are going to get their information. We’re not at that point yet, and there is still a place for EGM until we get there.”
Tue, Feb 05, 2008 | 07:56 GMT
According to the latest edition of EGM, a Dead Rising 2 sequel is in the works. The Capcom zombie game was an Xbox 360 exclusive, and the second title is apparently bein handled by a US developer in the LA area. Completely uncorfirmed, this, but we’d be surprised if the game didn’t appear at some point. As for the US thing, this notes that Capcom has recently outsourced development of Okami, Bionic Commando and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, so it’s easily possible. Guess you’ll just have to wait and see.