That’s It, Our 2013 Is Over — Here’s To All Of You
It is with great pleasure and relief that I am able to write this article. It sort of marks the ‘official’ closing of our 2013 year, as we are looking to cut content from now until the start of 2014. It has been a very busy year, hence the relief.
As for the pleasure, well, I am really happy with how things have progressed this year. For the first time a lot of our changes have been mainly internal, whereby the exterior of the site remained static with slight changes here and there. That being said, internal restructuring has allowed a lot of the staff to progress in their own desired direction with their own vision. For you, this essentially means that articles published are not only a little more interesting, it also means that there is greater passion and more diverse ideas for what you are able to read.
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This year in gaming is definitely something to remember. With the announcement and launch of next-generation consoles, as well as the drama and hardcore emotions from fans, it is safe to say that a lot happened. Not to mention, the drama that happened to surface locally.
And on that point of local drama, I am writing this with a smile because over the last few days the team at eGamer has actually reinforced my ideas of a great community. They have each shown tremendous mettle with regards to their words, actions and feelings towards various situations. I am truly privileged to work with such a talented, passionate and caring team.
The past year has been tough on everyone. With new experiences, schedules and work loads, we all seemed to have made it work. In spite of that, though, I owe almost everything to the eGamer team. In all honesty, they pulled their weight and most of mine throughout the year–and I am grateful for that. By taking ownership and charge of the various sections and ideas, my duty has been tremendously diminished, and when I slacked–admittedly a lot more than others–they took control and made it work.
Without the team that you see and interact with everyday, this would not at all be possible. My appreciation and sincerest thank-you goes out to all of you involved. And you, as the reader, I also take my hat off to you, because without you we would be in a bit of a predicament.
In 2014 we have a few exciting things planned. eGamer as you know it will be a lot different. As I mentioned, the changes we underwent this year were internal, and they are internal to make space for the external changes that we want to implement next year. In the start of 2014, our long-term plan will launch and we are excited to share that with you, when it happens.
Above I said that this article marks the ‘official’ closing of eGamer for the 2013 year. However, that only means that the regular columns, exclusives, features, news, and the like will cease to continue until next year. What will continue is the necessary reviews, such as that of the PlayStation 4 and the launch titles, the competition winner and YouTube videos. Maybe even mini-awards.
Content will be published intermittently, so I implore you to check back and visit us whenever possible. We would like to hear from you as well, so comment on old articles with what you are up to, or contact us on social media.
To everyone, especially the eGamer team, thank you very much for a great 2013.
Finally, from the entire eGamer team, we wish you all a great festive season, and chat soon.