Electronic Gaming Monthly is the latest casualty in the shutdown of gaming media

It’s the end of an era as Electronic Gaming Monthly ends for good.


Remember your video game magazines? They’ve gone the way of the dinosaur thanks to the infinitely cheaper delivery of news blogs and social media micro-explosions, but back in the day these magazines were a primary way to get new information about games. Electronic Gaming Monthly was a godsend for nerds like me growing up in the 90s.

Unfortunately EGM is closed. The news was confirmed by former EGM associate editor Michael Goroff at Twitter: “I was notified on Monday that EGM NOW has closed, which means I’ve been fired. The past five years have been a roller coaster ride of the highest and lowest moments of my career, but my editors Josh Harmon and Mollie Patterson have been constant professionals throughout it all. “

The magazine section of the media channel is long gone. Years ago, Electronic Gaming Monthly was renamed EGM NOW and changed its name to “Enjoy Games More”. EGM NOW was 100% electronic and the print magazine was shut down for a while.

“Just as much of the world has moved away from print media, EGM now lives exclusively online,” reads the website.

The closure of EGM NOW is the latest of games media’s closures and layoffs. We have seen Giant Bomb and Gamespot lay off employeesand The Washington Post just shut down the entire Launcher newsroom which focused on the games market, including criticism and investigative journalism.

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