We can still fondly recall those afternoons during our formative years when, while returning from school, we would notice a rolled-up, plastic sheathed bundle of gaming journalism joy poking out of our mailbox. We're sure it's an occasion that most of you can warm-heartedly remember as well, whether your poison was Nintendo Power
or Electronic Gaming Monthly
. Unfortunately, in a recent interview with the mighty Ombudsman
, 1UP's Simon Cox spoke about the closing of Games For Windows magazine
, and how EGM (as well as print gaming journalism as a whole) may have an expiration date.
Cox explained that "dollars and eyes," particularly the beady, sunken eyes of PC gamers, are continually moving away from print media and towards internet publications
, stripping the ink-and-papers of their subscribers, advertisers and, eventually, life
. Cox remarked that while EGM still has a great deal of spunk, and is supported by a body of loyal readers, it too will eventually be crushed by the incipient, grim claw of new media
. The fact that you're reading this right now may support his claim -- have your gaming news consuming habits changed over the past few years?