Yesterday's announcement that Ziff Davis would be shutting down the print version of PC Magazine was saddening news and it looks like the company might not be done making its customers weep. The NY Times reports that Ziff Davis CEO Jason Young is considering killing off Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) as well. The article states:
"Mr. Young said the company was considering taking its other print magazine, the video-game publication Electronic Gaming Monthly, into an online-only format, but would not make a decision before the end of the year."
Like PC Magazine, EGM was the leading print publication in its field. Print publications have been having an increasingly difficult time as consumers (particullarly in tech and gaming) have moved to the Internet to get their news and information. If EGM does shut down, it will make Future US (publisher of the official Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox magazines) even more dominant in the print space.
On two personal notes, it would be totally Bizarro not to see PC Mag and EGM at a magazine stand. It would just blow my mind and make me feel old. I also hope EGM sticks around, simply because there are plenty of good people there (as well as Shane) and I want them to have jobs.