Will gaming mags go the way of the Dodo?

According to Next Generation, major gaming magazine publisher Ziff Davis (EGM) is exploring the possibility of selling themselves off. Despite rising company profits, its print revenue was down 15%.

Online, however, is another story. According to Next Gen, online revenue was up 50% for Ziff, something that makes us wonder what sort of future is in store for gaming magazines as a whole. Because of the boom of the Internet gaming press, are mags really relevant anymore? Do they have anything the majority of the gaming public hasn't already seen, sometimes weeks in advance?

Certainly, the future is online media. But how close are we to that actually happening on a wider scale?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.