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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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  • by unsigned integer ( 721338 ) on Friday August 04, 2006 @10:19PM (#15850264)
    They canned Scorpia. And then they started giving ratings to games
    instead of making you read the review and actually make an informed
    opinion. You can see the steady decline once they sold themselves(?)
    to Ziff-Davis.

    This was THE best gaming mag when I was growing up - and then they
    fucked it up with tons of new changes under the new management, and
    you can watch the gradual fleeing of the staff as month after month
    you'd read a little intro of "someone new joining the team" and
    someone else departing. I was a heavy reader once I got into gaming ..
    I guess that was around '85 ... and then I read until the early 90s.

  • by jesup ( 8690 ) * <randellslashdot@@@jesup...org> on Saturday August 05, 2006 @02:25AM (#15851062) Homepage
    Giving in to the "ratings" pressure was the first big step down the slippery slope, and the other was selling to ZD. I've subscribed (and/or bought off the newstand) since the mid-1980's; I stuck with it as it slowly declined over the last decade especially.

    I remember when it was fat, covered DOS, (680x0) Mac, Amiga, and ST games, and there was NO console coverage. That was a LONG time ago. I miss it. I also miss the old "Hall of Fame".

    I don't plan to renew my subscription to whatever this new magazine is (even if almost all the games I play nowadays are Windows (plus Nethack, Angband and a few others on Linux).
  • In my opinion, (Score:3, Informative)

    by Cadallin ( 863437 ) on Sunday August 06, 2006 @10:28PM (#15857178)
    The Escapist does a significant part of CGW used to do, at least as far as editorial content goes. If The Escapist were to grow to include reviews and some additional content (Hire Scorpia! I know she's still out there, somewhere, I've found interviews with her around the net from time to time) I imagine it would pretty much be what CGW was.

Neutrinos have bad breadth.