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RIP CGW 55

Posted by Zonk
from the new-boss-same-as-the-old-boss dept.
Heartless Gamer writes "Ziff Davis Shuts Down CGW, Opens Games For Windows. The Ziff Davis Game Group, which produces consumer game site 1UP and Electronic Gaming Monthly and Official PlayStation Magazine in North America, has announced that it is shutting down its US print magazine Computer Gaming World and replacing it with an officially Microsoft-branded 'Games For Windows' magazine and website."
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RIP CGW

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  • by flanksteak (69032) * on Friday August 04, 2006 @07:49PM (#15849683) Homepage
    Ziff Davis noted that the magazine will carry with it much of Computer Gaming World's editorial style and tone. Because of this, the organization confirmed that it has decided to no longer publish Computer Gaming World. The new magazine and web initiative will carry on the editorial, production and art staff of Computer Gaming World.
    The official MS shilling aside, it sounds like it's going to be the same magazine. Even though it was "Computer" GW, it's not like there were other platforms that have enough games to warrant a monthly magazine. Games for MacOS and/or Games for Linux would just be a pamphlet with the same headline over and over: "Inside this issue! Halo, and this month's newest 75 variants of GPL'd Solitaire!"

    Sayeth I, who no longer loses large amounts of time to big games now that I'm using Linux.

  • GGW? (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 04, 2006 @07:56PM (#15849715)
    I really thought the article was "RIP GGW" for a minute. That would be a real tragedy.
  • by CrazyJim1 (809850) on Friday August 04, 2006 @07:56PM (#15849716) Journal
    Lets play,"How long will my server stay up before it crashes."
    Lets play a game of chance,"Will you let me update my computer or is something wrong with WGA"
    Lets play,"Give all my personal information to Microsoft Passport because I can trust Microsoft and that it won't get hacked again."
    Lets download Vista and play with the voice recognition software.
    Lets play upgrade to a new version of Windows only to find out that the software only works with a new computer(ahem empty harddrive)
    Lets play hide and seek to find out where in the registry the IE overflow virus is hiding.
    Lets play dungeons and drivers to find out where to locate the last usable driver was located at, luckily the internet helps.

    I admit I use windows because I'm too lazy to learn a new OS, but not too lazy to complain on Slashdot.
  • Re:GGW? (Score:3, Funny)

    by 4D6963 (933028) on Friday August 04, 2006 @11:40PM (#15850550)

    I really thought the article was "RIP GGW" for a minute. That would be a real tragedy.

    Same for me, except that I thought it was GWB

  • Phew (Score:3, Funny)

    by KDR_11k (778916) on Saturday August 05, 2006 @01:13AM (#15850871)
    Almost thought that read GCW. I was already worried where I could get my noCD patches then.

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