Jonathan Gor­don

Edi­tor

Games TM - - FRONT PAGE -

It’s my sad duty to let you know that what you’re hold­ing in your hands is the fi­nal edi­tion of games™. Af­ter 16 years, 206 is­sues, and count­less re­views, in­ter­views, fea­tures and ret­ro­spec­tives we must un­for­tu­nately say goodbye.

I can un­der­stand if that’s some­thing of a dis­ap­point­ment to you, es­pe­cially if you’ve been a long and loyal reader of this mag­a­zine over those years. Your sup­port, feed­back and com­mit­ment to us have been in­cred­i­ble, and all of us on the team will be for­ever grate­ful for it.

End­ings are in­her­ently a sad thing, but I al­ways try to swing around to the good part if I can, and when some­thing ends it not only opens up op­por­tu­ni­ties for new things, but of­fers us an amaz­ing op­por­tu­nity to re­flect on things achieved and suc­cesses cel­e­brated. That some­thing must ul­ti­mately end does give it value, and I hope that you will be able to look back, as I do, on our great in­ter­views over the years, our stu­dio ac­cess, crit­i­cism and so much more with a fond­ness and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for what they were and rep­re­sented.

I hope that along the way we have en­ter­tained, in­formed and sur­prised you. I hope your game col­lec­tions have ex­panded thanks to us. I hope your un­der­stand­ing of how games are made has im­proved be­cause of us. I hope that your ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the his­tory of gam­ing has grown from join­ing us each is­sue.

I’m proud to say that games™ leaves as it en­tered; fiercely in­de­pen­dent, un­re­pen­tant, forthright, un­wa­ver­ing, driven, cu­ri­ous, pas­sion­ate and, above all else, made by a small team of gamers who love that they get to do this for a liv­ing.

Thanks for pick­ing up this fi­nal is­sue. I hope you en­joy it.

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