I'm a little drunk as I write this. I need to be. I come as the bearer of both bad and good news. The bad news is that, after 21 years in print, this is the last regular issue of Hyper that will hit stands for the forseeable future. As of 2015 Hyper is moving to a quarterly format, with four special editions due throughout the year. It has been a hard year for print, so we've made the decision to move some of Hyper's focus to digital. This is the good news. Starting 2015 we will be putting much more focus into online, with reviews, news, previews and other content going online, leaving the print magazine free for long form content. Having worked on Hyper for so many years, the magazine going quarterly rather than monthly came as something of a shock to the system. I'm not at all ashamed to say I went home and had a bit of a cry after the decision was made, but ultimately I think this will be a good thing. The special editions will be packed full of the insightful and entertaining content that has become synonymous with the Hyper brand, and our expanded online presence will allow us to be more timely with reviews and previews. Don't fear - Hyper isn't dead. It's just changing forms, like a butterfly, or a Pokemon, or maybe a Transformer. Something that changes form. You know what I mean.
Enjoy the issue. Daniel Wilks, Slightly Drunk Transforming Thing