Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The End of the 1UP Show.

The End of the 1UP Show.

To be honest, I have never seen a show about video games that featured people who are just as enthusiastic and critical on video games as I am. The 1UP show was really the only place I could find valid and relatable feelings about video games in all aspects: visuals, audio, story, presentation, innovation, etc. 

I'm really thrown off by Ziff Davis' sale of the 1UP Network to UGO. All UGO has done so far is terminate the jobs of people and personalities that I looked forward to seeing every week. If maybe you don't see the damage I see, then maybe I should list all the people who were laid off in wake of the 1UP sale:

Adrian Frieg
Amy Mishra
Amy Moran
Andrea Garcia
Andrew Fitch
Andrew "Skip" Pfister
Anthony Gallegos
Cesar Quintero
Christina Rosa 
CoyLou Steel
Derek Chinn
Doug Parsons
Eric Ellis
Giancarlo Varanini
Greg Ford
James "Milkman" Mielke
Jason Bertrand
Jason Wilson
Jervilyn Jaramillo
Justin Frechette
Leslie Gelfand
Marci Yamaguchi
Matt Chandronait
May Tong
Meredith Stowe
Michael Donahoe
Monique Convertito
Ndubuisi Madu
Nick Suttner
Norris Boothe
Philip Kollar
Rey Serrano
Robert Bowen
Rosemary Pinkham
Ryan O'Donnell
Ryan Scott 
Shane Bettenhausen 
Simon Cox
Tammy Ross
Tipler Ubbelohde

The names in bold are just names that I remember from watching the show every time it came out.

I wish the best of luck to these people in their ventures. Hopefully, they will still work together and produce something even greater.

So, I will miss the 1UP show in its core form. Will you?

1 comment:

  1. I'm definitely going to miss them.

    THe Game industry is really making me depressed.