News: To be published by the mag's original founder, Steve Harris.
In a simple press release posted at their new web address, EGMNow.com
, the editors of Electronic Gaming Monthly have announced the popular magazine will resume publication later this year.
It seems that the magazine's original founder, Steve Harris, purchased the EGM trademarks and publishing rights from Ziff-Davis. EGM was originally shut down when Ziff-Davis was unable to find a buyer for the magazine after selling their 1UP network of websites to UGO. The January 2009 issue of EGM would have been the last issue, but Davis hopes to relaunch the magazine sometime in the second half of 2009.
More details will be announced at the E3 expo next week and everyone involved is thrilled:
?The re-launch of Electronic Gaming Monthly represents a welcome opportunity to continue delivering quality content to gaming enthusiasts,? said Harris. ?I feel honored to once again be associated with this respected magazine. The talented writers and designers who built upon EGM's original vision have left behind a publication that is uniquely positioned to be successful.?
?We have exciting plans for the evolution of what will once again be a leading independent voice for the gaming community,? Harris continued. ?The twenty year success of the EGM brand has always been built upon a commitment to its readers who I believe will enthusiastically embrace the changes we are planning to introduce.?
?Electronic Gaming Monthly is and always has been one of the most respected publications among the gaming enthusiast community,? said Jason Young, CEO, Ziff Davis Media Inc. ?We are pleased that EGM is now in the hands of its original creator, Steve Harris, and wish him and the publication the best of success in the future.?
We'll have more soon.