Na GamesIndustry.biz wywiad z Danem Hsu – byłym naczelnym EGM – swego czasu jednym z najważniejszych pism o grach wideo w USA.
„Even Ziff-Davis media, they didn’t do well because they were so focused on print, even when their online was becoming prevalent. They weren’t as aggressive as a new company that was online-only would be in that space. Print was still making them money, these are brands they’ve invested heavily in, these are properties they’ve had for a long time. It’s hard for these old-school companies to give that up really quickly, be very mobile about these decisions and move right into online. At Ziff-Davis, for example, we knew we had to get into online, we put money into 1Up, we built 1up.com. You could still tell we didn’t want to give up on print, we just never gave online the same kind of chance as say a company like IGN did, which was 100 percent online. The IGNs and GameSpots of the world have no print properties to bog them down.”
Games media’s big challenge: „It’s hard to monetize all the content” | GamesIndustry International.
Starego EGM już nie ma. Ziff-Davies zamknął, potem odsprzedał prawa komuś innemu, kto ponownie pismo wydaje. Nie wiem czy z jakimiś sukcesami. 1UP też zostało sprzedane i straciło dużo na znaczeniu.
I tak to czytam i widzę Agorę.