To Dan and everyone else on the PSM team past and present...Thank You.
It is such a shame that a publication with the team and community dedication of the PSM magazines has come to an end. I have played many games on your recommendation that I would never have played previously: Mass Effect, Enslaved, Resistance 3, Vanquish to name a few, and also avoided wasting my money on many titles that had the PR to lure an unsuspecting consumer into parting with their £40 for a complete bum nugget (in the words of Andy K). I still listen to your podcasts from as far back as episode 1 on my commute to work and these often inspire me to nostalgically load up an old game that you have discussed.
Favourite bits from the podcasts include:
Steve W - "if I was Batman I'd just dump the cape in a bin and leave!"
Andy H being 'part of the 1%'
Dan's ragey Fifa rant and the classic 'Amoeba' line!
Andy K's Marty McFly humiliation
Getting a mention on the PS Vita launch episode (first comment - woo-hoo)
Sorry, but the low point would be having to sit through Mike Gapper droning on in the later casts...God that guy can talk.
Another good memory is emailing the PSM mailbox to check on my competition entry, finding out I hadn't won - then Dan offering to send me the GOW HD games just for getting in touch with the team...Cheers Dan!
Getting a letter published just before the magazine closure was announced was also a good memory.
I sincerely hope that the team all manage to secure employment if they have not already done so. For those who are still contributing to CVG...is there any chance of the podcasts continuing under the main CVG banner?