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Wario64
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(03-15-2012, 06:38 PM)
Confirmed:
Jack DeVries (IGN)
Matt Leone
Thierry Nguyen
Ryan Winterhalter


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https://twitter.com/#!/gamespite/sta...63734944972800

"Everyone, please buy a round (apiece) for @LattMeone @ThierryNguyen and @Rwinterhalter. They're some of the best, and we'll miss them."

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Scooter gone confirmed

https://twitter.com/#!/ThierryNguyen...55497122201601



Jack DeVries of IGN gone:

https://twitter.com/#!/jackdrat/stat...54201480736768

"After nearly six fantastic years, my stay at @IGN has come to an end. Thank you to everyone that made it the best job I ever had."

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No story yet, but that's the word on Twitter

https://twitter.com/#!/LattMeone/sta...41091013369856

Last edited by Wario64; 03-15-2012 at 07:47 PM.
TommyT
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(03-15-2012, 06:38 PM)
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Here we go again! Here's hoping everyone lands on their feet well.

Edit: I'm surprised TFrog has chosen to remain there as long as he has. I figured he would taken his talents/expertise and moved on to bigger and better things.
Last edited by TommyT; 03-15-2012 at 06:42 PM.
WonkersTHEWatilla
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(03-15-2012, 06:39 PM)
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Good luck, Matt.
V_Ben
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(03-15-2012, 06:39 PM)
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He was a god damn amazing feature writer, and it was him that kept me going to 1UP. Horrible loss for the site, and whoever picks him up will instantly be amazing in my book.
John Rabbit
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(03-15-2012, 06:39 PM)
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HE SHOULD WORK AT GIANT BO---
AgentOtaku
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(03-15-2012, 06:40 PM)
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T-Frog still there though right?

Who still goes to 1up anyway?
kenta
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(03-15-2012, 06:42 PM)
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Do we know it's because of layoffs? He could have left under normal circumstances
massoluk
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(03-15-2012, 06:42 PM)
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I only go to 1-Up these days on the rare occasion when T-Frog got something to say.
Seraphinianus
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(03-15-2012, 06:42 PM)
the staff has rotated so much that I don't even recognize any of the guys leaving these days
RomanticHeroX
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(03-15-2012, 06:44 PM)
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That leaves Parish, Mackey and Tina for me.
2th
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(03-15-2012, 06:44 PM)
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people still go to 1up?
tim.mbp
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(03-15-2012, 06:44 PM)
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They should just turn 1up into a retro gaming site. Retronauts is by far their best content.
DaveVoyles
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(03-15-2012, 06:44 PM)
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I thought 1Up was done when their podcast went under years ago.
Frankie Williamson
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(03-15-2012, 06:44 PM)
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https://twitter.com/#!/GarnettLee/st...47884292681728

Garnett Lee leads me to believe that there's more.
Empty
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(03-15-2012, 06:45 PM)
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that's really sad. definitely one of the most under-appreciated writers around, his long pieces looking into stuff like starbreeze or the development of lmno were so good. best wishes to him going forwards, hopefully another outlet recognizes his talent.
Last edited by Empty; 03-15-2012 at 06:57 PM. Reason: removing snark
Zeouterlimits
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(03-15-2012, 06:45 PM)
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Sad to hear it. His cover stories, as great as they were, never really hit after 1up collapsed after Ziff dropped them.
Same goes for the site itself.
krae_man
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(03-15-2012, 06:45 PM)
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That's pretty surprising, he and Sam seemed like they were at the top of the food chain and out of range of the chopping block.
jooey
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(03-15-2012, 06:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by TommyT

Here we go again!

With the worthless asshole replies that follow, you mean?
Last edited by jooey; 03-16-2012 at 08:02 PM.
i-Lo
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(03-15-2012, 06:47 PM)
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Is this the reason why they haven't been releasing podcasts lately...?
aidan
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(03-15-2012, 06:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by kenta

Do we know it's because of layoffs? He could have left under normal circumstances

On twitter, Phil Kollar mentioned layoffs at 1UP.
Globox_82
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(03-15-2012, 06:48 PM)
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Guy is so boring. Hope for him that he finds a job.
Wario64
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(03-15-2012, 06:49 PM)

Originally Posted by aidan

On twitter, Phil Kollar mentioned layoffs at 1UP.

Phil Kollar, James Mielke, Garnett Lee have mentioned layoffs. So I don't think it's just Matt Leone leaving on his own
skip
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(03-15-2012, 06:50 PM)
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matt leone is one of the best. recognize.
Coen
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(03-15-2012, 06:50 PM)
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If Penny Arcade is serious about the PA Report, they should look into hiring this guy.
krae_man
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(03-15-2012, 06:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by i-Lo

Is this the reason why they haven't been releasing podcasts lately...?

Jeremy says it's because they want quality over quantity.

1up does release podcasts, 8-4play and Retronauts are still done on a regular basis and awesome
Dylan
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(03-15-2012, 06:51 PM)
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1up, it used to be so awesome.
Rodhull
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(03-15-2012, 06:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Globox_82

Guy is so boring. Hope for him that he finds a job.

Is that two threads in a row you've posted in just to say you don't like the people involved?

Very productive.
Phantast2k
(03-15-2012, 06:53 PM)
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Someone should do a wiki of where the whole EGM/1up staff ended up.
chickdigger802
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(03-15-2012, 06:56 PM)
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His editorial features are easily some of the best in the industry.

Good luck with your future endeavors!
Globox_82
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(03-15-2012, 06:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rodhull

Is that two threads in a row you've posted in just to say you don't like the people involved?

Very productive.

Well we live in free society. I never said I don't like Matt. He and I have very similar taste for games however whenever I tried to listen to him on podcasts he was so boring, cynical. I wish him the best
GQman2121
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(03-15-2012, 06:57 PM)
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He's a good writer, but not a memorable personality. Good luck to him.
Mattlikewhoa
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(03-15-2012, 06:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by AgentOtaku

T-Frog still there though right?

Who still goes to 1up anyway?

I totally forgot that it was around...
Globox_82
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(03-15-2012, 06:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by GQman2121

He's a good writer, but not a memorable personality. Good luck to him.

this
LiK
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(03-15-2012, 06:59 PM)
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NewsCorp can go to hell. Matt did good work. His interviews have been stellar.
MrDaravon
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(03-15-2012, 07:10 PM)
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I honestly don't know who he is, but Jack DeVries just posted on Twitter that his 6-year stay at IGN has come to an end. So maybe the layoffs are not 1UP-specific?
FateBreaker
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(03-15-2012, 07:10 PM)
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Matt is one of the best. I've been in contact with him for years, and he really knows his stuff. This is a truly big loss. I expect someone to grab him immediately.
PeakPointMatrix
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(03-15-2012, 07:11 PM)
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Are there any more confirmed layoffs? Crappy this is happening.
V_Ben
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(03-15-2012, 07:13 PM)
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Well, now Scooter is gone too. Fuck.

https://twitter.com/#!/ThierryNguyen...55497122201601
LiK
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(03-15-2012, 07:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by V_Ben

Well, now Scooter is gone too. Fuck.

https://twitter.com/#!/ThierryNguyen...55497122201601

Just saw that too

fuuuuuuck
Wario64
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(03-15-2012, 07:13 PM)
planar1280
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(03-15-2012, 07:14 PM)
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What is going on. Tested, Giantbomb, OBsidian, 1up! 2012!!!!!
sixteen-bit
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(03-15-2012, 07:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dylan

1up, it used to be so awesome.

'05 and '06 it was gold.
BiggNife
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(03-15-2012, 07:14 PM)
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Man

This is a fucked up day for video game journalism
MrDaravon
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(03-15-2012, 07:14 PM)
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Does it make me a terrible person that I had literally no idea any of these guys were still at 1UP? I thought Matt and Scooter had been gone for years.
Gooster
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(03-15-2012, 07:15 PM)
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Just when I started getting into Retronauts, too. Best of luck to them!

Alex Navarro just tweeted something about IGN layoffs? Damn, crazy ass day we're having.
Neuromancer
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(03-15-2012, 07:15 PM)
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The Curse of the Mayans strikes again
eznark
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(03-15-2012, 07:15 PM)
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I didn't know 1Up still existed or that Thierry was still stuck there.

Go write for a good outlet! Guy is fantastic and deserves an audience.
Willkiller
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(03-15-2012, 07:15 PM)
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What the fuck is happening to games journalism today?
GQman2121
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(03-15-2012, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by FateBreaker

Matt is one of the best. I've been in contact with him for years, and he really knows his stuff. This is a truly big loss. I expect someone to grab him immediately.

Absolutely. He always seems well prepared and focused in his interviews. He's a professional, which is more than you can say about 90% of his peers. I'm sure he'll land on his feet.
Calcaneus
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(03-15-2012, 07:17 PM)
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Man, Matt and Scooter....

Jeremy is the last of the old guard still left.

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