More sad sad layoff news at Ziff…. 1up and EGM

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The online video game community is completely saddened by the news of the layoffs  at 1up.com and EGM. This has happened after Ziff Davis sold off 1up to Hearst and consequently are not able to keep EGM running. This was something that was anticipated with Ziff coming out of bankruptcy and higher than normal rate of employees leaving.

Personally I was a huge fan of this website as I have spent years watching their excellent 1up Show. In addition to this I was a fan of 3 of their podcasts 1UP yours, Lan Party and 1UP FM. They managed to create podcasts that were genuinely entertaining and were not just a promotion tool for their content. The biggest shock to me was many of the key personnel are leaving or were fired such as James Mielke, Shane and Ryan Scott. I hope these people can continue to do what they desire.

more details      official statement      kotaku article

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Posted on January 7, 2009, in Video Games and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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