Huh, wasn't expecting that. Apparently he's still gonna be a games journalist if I'm understanding his blog post correctly.
As you know I only do blog posts every six months, so when I do them they better be good, right?
After four and a half awesome years Ive decided its time to move on from IGN. Before any speculation starts as to why, let me get this out of the way. I am in fact female, the baby ISNT Matts, and I am at least partially concerned that Im long overdue (by 27 years). Once the kid drops Ill let you know. Until then, I carry this bun in the oven, my feminine features hidden by the outward appearance of an overweight nerd that loves writing about games.
In all seriousness Ive loved every minute of my time here at IGN. Ill be staying within the industry (and on the press side here in LA), so feel free to track me down and make fun of my typos or claim that I hate Nintendo any time.
I was an IGN superfan LONG before I ever started working here, so (corporate world willing) Ill still drop in and chat on the boards whenever I can. Oh, and no Gear podcast is safe. FOX security better be ready to pull me out mid-show. Its happening. Tech Fetish!
Oh, and I feel like I should wrap up some loose ends on my blog, so here we go:
Dino Island wasnt a complete failure. Maybe more info on it will surface later down the line.
Dr. Z comes with me. That is, until FOX legal sues me for taking an original IP I created while at IGN. Crap thats sort of true. Maybe Dr. Z wont come with me
Phil, our esteemed IGN Stars guy and feature guru for the entertainment side, should from here on be known only as Butters. Please keep the magic going. You are all in my heart.
Avatar sucked, and everybody is wrong.
Should our suit-wearing superpower companies approve, I feel a storyline is needed between El Gringo Primo and Gruesome Greggy. Greggy, Ill be at Mania (god willing). Bring Primo your best!
Wii Fit made me thin. Doritos made me fat again.
Altoidyoda is the best user in IGN history. Its true.
Console wars are stupid. Just sell out like me and buy every system.
Fran is an idiot. He uses too many hair products.
High Voltage, 5TH Cell, DreamRift, and Capy Games all deserve your money. These guys starve to give you amazing games, so support them. Also, Renegade Kid too, and not just because Jools said to say that. Seriously, go buy Moon.
Peer Schneider is a super human, and can exist in 12 places at once. This is true, and the reason for IGN 64s unfathomable success. He also runs with German efficiency.
Seriously FOX Dr. Z is coming with me.
Im thankful for every reader Ive ever had. Thanks for helping make a dream come true.
Tell Mom I was on the internet.