it managed to survive 17 years
, and it's final issue will be 225. not a bad run for UK's first magazine dedicated to gaming.
PRINT IS DEAD! LONG LIVE DIGITAL!
While I miss big fat print magazines with big expensive ads that help pay for big expensive staffs (I still have a milk crate of mid 1990s PC Gamers that are almost as thick as phone books), it is pretty much on its last legs. I never have understood how so many UK gaming and computer mags can be so humongous and use so much unrecycled glossy paper.
This is "the pot calling the kettle black" because I'm reporter/editor for an e-mail - only publication.
However, we have a staff of 1 basically (me, and much help from others whose main duties are on print magazine publications), so we have little overhead and zero production costs on it. However, print advertising in our magazines is still what pays our bills and keeps me employed. If we completely lose that and rely on nickels and dimes (virtually) from "Internet button ads," I'll join the PC Zone staff in unemployment.