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07 January 2009 @ 02:55 am
Apparently 1UP has been sold, which is bad, and in the process a ton of 1UP staff have been fired, which is worse :( The 1UP Show podcast has been definitely terminated, and based on that and the list of people let go i expect all the other podcasts are gone too :( That means no more 1UP Yours or 1UP Retronauts for me *cries* And i'd just started listening to 1UP FM to see if that would be worth adding to the list as well =/

I was really sad when EndgameRadio "died" (they went on a "couple week break" about ten months ago) and was happy to find 1UP Yours and HotSpot (GameSpot's podcast) as replacements (though i still miss the music interludes from EndgameRadio.) Hopefully HotSpot will be around for a long time to come, but developments like this don't give me much hope =/

Anyone have any other interesting and amusing video game podcasts to suggest listening to? :(

Edit: This is supposedly a complete list of all the people "affected" by the sale. The most upsetting to me are still Shane Bettenhausen and Andrew "Skip" Pfister though. And wikipedia has "confirmed" that all the podcasts have been terminated, not just the 1UP Show *cries some more*
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
Will Shipley: oopswillskyfall on January 7th, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
Wow. :(

So . . . on a slightly-related tangent, do you still have a surviving gaming review site that you trust? I've been hesitant to take any reviews from Gamespot and Gamespy seriously for a while, and had latched onto 1UP (and possibly Eurogamer) as the best option . . .
DonAithnendonaithnen on January 7th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
Well GamesAreFun obviously, but they're not a professional site so there's quite a bit of flex in how often and how quickly they put reviews up. Reviews was actually one of the main reasons why i got into 1UP Yours and HotSpot. They are/were in general about 1/3rd game reviews, 1/3rd news and rumors, and 1/3rd idle chatter. However for the reviews part they seemed to have a lot more leeway than they do in the written up versions. Especially since you have several people discussing it together so you get multiple viewpoints. The one is now dead obviously, but there's still HotSpot

I definitely need to find some more sources of written reviews myself however. *still pining for the days of GIA*
Kirin: Goomba-transparentkirinn on January 7th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
Jeremy still has his job, so it's *possible* Retronauts could continue, but I suppose it's unlikely given that they're canning most pod/video-casting in general.

Between 1Up and LiveJournal, yesterday was a really terrible day for geek jobs. :(