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For our unilingual readers whose loose grasp on the Spanish language sent that headline careening over their heads, the Spanish version of EGM is shutting down, according to editorial director Adrián Carbajal. Their upcoming December issue (the one with the Watchmen game on the cover) will ef...

December 11th 2008 at 12:46pm 0 Comments
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As we near the end of a year that saw outspoken EGM editor-in-chief Dan "Shoe" Hsu resign his post, The New York Times quotes publisher Ziff-Davis as "considering" a course of action that would take the prominent print mag online only. The news comes in an article about ZD's decision to make a simi...

November 20th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Ziff-Davis Media's annual DigitalLife Expo – held each fall in New York City's Javits Center – is canceled this year thanks to "poor economic conditions." The last two years had a significant gaming presence (2006 and 2007) and, facing a lack of interest in the show in 2007, Ziff's "app...

August 22nd 2008 at 1:03am 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gaming_news/Dan_Shoe_Hsu_leaves_the_1UP_Network'; [Update: 2:20PM: Shoe has posted a blog about the move, noting that his departure is "my own decision; I'm not being forced out or laid off or anything like that." Hsu writes that he plans to take "some much-needed...

April 11th 2008 at 2:10pm 0 Comments
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The list of defunct video game magazines has grown quite a bit over the last few years: Tips & Tricks; Computer Games; the Official PlayStation Magazine (the old one, not the new one). Well, we can add another name to the list today, as Ziff Davis just announced that Games for Windows: The Offic...

April 8th 2008 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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Ziff Davis Media, publishers of EGM, Games for Windows Magazine, and 1UP.com, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today, in an effort to get their house in order and pay off some of that $390 million in debt they were sitting on last August. What does this all mean? If approved by a court, Z...

March 5th 2008 at 4:33pm 0 Comments
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[click for high-resolution] A recent Ziff-Davis survey – distributed amongst subscribers to their 1UP, EGM, and Games for Windows Magazine brands – asked "If Microsoft came out with a portable gaming device (similar to PSP, Nintendo DS/Lite, etc.), how likely are you to purchase the dev...

February 14th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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[Update: All gone, folks. Enjoy!]Surely you leave the house and/or office? And perhaps if your phone doesn't support our lovely, lightweight mobile page, you find yourself reaching for the comfortable contours of a print magazine. Something familiar. Something that reminds you of the days when you...

January 23rd 2008 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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Last November, Sony announced the discontinuation of the Official PlayStation Magazine, but it appears it's getting a new lease on life as Sony and Future US announced their agreement on a new magazine – PlayStation: The Official Magazine. The magazine, which will initially have a circulation...

October 1st 2007 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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[Update: All done, folks. Enjoy!]Remember that time you enlisted the help of a couple friends and a crowbar and managed to pry yourself from the tyrannical grip of The Internet just long enough to make it outside? The sun tracked you like a spotlight, your very own giant ball of hot gas, searing yo...

September 18th 2007 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Just as Ziff-Davis and Microsoft's trembling lips meet for the long, slow kiss that is Games for Windows: The Official Magazine, Ziff and Sony are, like, totally breaking up. They say it's mutual, that all relationships must end ... but we all know who's really to blame. It's that ne'er-do-well demo...

November 14th 2006 at 5:40pm 0 Comments