yes. confirmed. etc.
we are all very drunk tonight celebrating john's last day in the office, so bear with me. official annoucement will go out tomorrow.
he and Ira are starting their own gaming media venture, only one block away from ZD office (near the good lunch spots). from what I hear, john will still be on 1up yours, because it's not a competitive thing. and it's something he's been planning before the 'doom and gloom' ziff anouncements, so you can lay conspiracy theories to rest.
we shall all miss him dearly.