Time to Move On

September 14, 2009 -

Hey, I've got something to share with you:

Today is my last day as editor of GamePolitics.

Although the public announcement may seem sudden, the decision to move on is one that I've been considering for some time. While I'm enormously proud of GamePolitics, after four-plus years of continuous coverage of a tightly-focused news genre, my heart tells me that I've said all that I can say about the intersection of video games and politics.

I let ECA president Hal Halpin know of my decision last month and I'm grateful that Hal - as always - has been supportive. My departure also means, of course, that GP will have a new editor. We'll have that announcement in a separate post today. As for me, I've made the decision to step away from journalism and will be moving into another opportunity.

While there will be days on which I miss the daily challenge of editing GamePolitics, I am quite certain that I will miss the community of GP readers even more. Some of you have been around since the earliest days of the site. It has always been your passion about video games and your interest in the politics surrounding the medium that energized GamePolitics and made it one of the most unique destinations on the web.

Play on.

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Dammit. First Norman Borlaug dies, now this. x_x This is a terrible week already.

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You made a great run of it.  Well done.

Best of Luck Dennis

 

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Sooooo Jack won?

Seriously, good luck Dennis. Hope to see you pop in once or twice.

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Cure you Jack Thompson!!!!

All jokes aside, we will miss you Dennis. If you are heading into politics, please let use know so we can vote for you.

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Thompson may be beyond being cured, he's a special kind of crazy.

Good luck in the future.

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Well Mr. McCauley, I wish you godspeed in all your future endeavors.

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Wow. I am sorry to see you go. I wish you luck in your ne endeavor. The site won't quite be the same without you but i hope it doesn't lose anything.

I can't wait for the John Bruce press release where he lists you with 2 Live Crew and Howard Stern as porn to kid businesses that he has shut down.

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Noooooooo!

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Well, that's bit of a bummer for the GP readers, I think, but as someone who also recently changed course, I can certainly understand.

Good luck Dennis! Don't be a stranger...you know, you can still write here, even if in comments :)

-- http://pixelantes.blogspot.com/

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Thanks for never giving a hard time.


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It's sad to see you go after so many great years GP, but there comes a time when we have to chose the path we want to follow.

Best of luck to you, and be sure to stop by now and then to say hi. The place just wouldn't be the same without you.

 

Yukimura is still here. "When he's at his best, he's little less then a man, and when he's at his worst, he's little more then a beast." W.S

"I AM THE HYPE"

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Wow...

Good luck, Dennis.


   Growing older doesn't have to mean giving up what makes you. - http://himynameistyler.com

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Say it ain't so GP! ;_;

Well, good luck with your next endeavor, I have to say that you are the gaming journalist I respect most!

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I didnt see this one coming. Anyway mate, best of luck to you and we appreciate all the work you have done on this site over the years.

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Total shock to me, but everyone moves on eventually I suppose. You've been a great editor (well, the only editor) that has kept this site as interesting and informational as it is fun and informational.

Best of luck in your new career, and thank you. Without you, I wouldn't know nearly as much about gaming politics as I do today.

-If an apple a day keeps the doctor away....what happens when a doctor eats an apple?-

-Optimum est pati quod emendare non possis-It is best to endure what you cannot change-

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That's a bit of a surprise, but good luck.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

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Well, I guess the only thing I can say is I prefer the devil I know to the devil I don't. Good luck in your future endeavors.

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Good luck and stuff with the future.

"I'd far rather be happy than right any day."

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"...will be moving into another opportunity."

So is this something that anyone from ANY state can vote for you on or just your city/state?  :)

Good luck with whatever it may be, Dennis.

P.S.  Set him loose for today.  I wanna see his ramble.  Not that I can't already guess.  But just one day of hilarity.  Pleeeeeeeease?

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Oh, that would be bad. And yet, strangely, funny at the same time.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

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Best of luck to you in all your future endeavors, Dennis.  It's been a hell of a lot of fun.  GP won't be the same without you.


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