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.

Posted in

Comments

Re: Time to Move On

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

Re: Time to Move On

You made a great run of it.  Well done.

Best of Luck Dennis

 

Re: Time to Move On

Sooooo Jack won?

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

Re: Time to Move On

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.

Re: Time to Move On

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

Good luck in the future.

Re: Time to Move On

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

Re: Time to Move On

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.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
http://www.theeca.com/chapters_oklahoma

Re: Time to Move On

Noooooooo!

Re: Time to Move On

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/

Re: Time to Move On

Thanks for never giving a hard time.


Re: Time to Move On

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

"My name is Lenerd Church, and you will fear my LASER FACE"

Re: Time to Move On

Wow...

Good luck, Dennis.


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

Re: Time to Move On

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!

Re: Time to Move On

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.

Re: Time to Move On

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-

Re: Time to Move On

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. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

Re: Time to Move On

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.

Re: Time to Move On

Good luck and stuff with the future.

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

Re: Time to Move On

"...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?

Nightwng2000

NW2K Software

http://www.facebook.com/nightwing2000

Nightwng2000 is now admin to the group "Parents For Education, Not Legislation" on MySpace as http://groups.myspace.com/pfenl

Nightwng2000 NW2K Software http://www.facebook.com/nightwing2000 Nightwng2000 is now admin to the group "Parents For Education, Not Legislation" on MySpace as http://groups.myspace.com/pfenl

Re: Time to Move On

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.

Re: Time to Move On

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.


Andrew Eisen

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
Wonderkarpspeaking of game swag, went to a GTAV midnight release at a gamestop. I was getting WWE2k15. First in line so I got 2 free posters and a free Los Santos Sherrif hat that doesnt fit my head. Still sits proudly on a shelf11/22/2014 - 10:34pm
Wonderkarpno pics though cause I'm going to be moving soon hopefully so I'm not too keen on working on it, other than buying some stuff.11/22/2014 - 10:33pm
WonderkarpGhostbusters, Alien, and Aliens make up my top 3 favorite films. Its not a Coincidence that Sigourney Weaver is my favorite Actress11/22/2014 - 10:31pm
Andrew EisenIf you do build a game room you're proud of, do post pics.11/22/2014 - 10:31pm
Andrew EisenGhostbusters! My favorite movie.11/22/2014 - 10:21pm
Wonderkarpthough not strictly games. I have Lightsabers mounted on the wall, and on a shelf you'll see the Infinity Gauntlet, the Ocarina of Time, a Sith Holocron, and some of my Ghostbusters Props11/22/2014 - 8:57pm
Wonderkarpswag of all kinds, Andrew. I'm trying to build a game room as impressive as AVGNs nerd room. I'm also trying to build a coffee table/storage space shaped like a NES Controller11/22/2014 - 8:55pm
E. Zachary KnightI need new controllers for my Gamecube. Its not everyday you can get brand new 1st party controllers.11/22/2014 - 8:51pm
Andrew EisenPredominately figurines or swag of all kinds?11/22/2014 - 8:37pm
WonderkarpI would like a new gamecube controller....but I also just like gaming swag....11/22/2014 - 8:32pm
Andrew EisenI'm just waiting to buy a new Gamecube controller for my Gamecube.11/22/2014 - 7:15pm
Wonderkarphttp://kotaku.com/smash-bros-gamecube-adapters-sold-out-online-prices-g-1662162871 Smash Bros Gamecube adapter sold out, online prices go nuts11/22/2014 - 6:50pm
Andrew EisenI bet there's a lovely comedy of errors surrounding that list's journey to the IGDA's page!11/22/2014 - 6:49pm
Andrew EisenAnd the fact that it was curated by some random person on Twitter should have been another.11/22/2014 - 6:48pm
Andrew EisenYep, it's pretty clear that whoever at the IGDA grabbed that list, didn't look at it first. I think the fact that there's over 10,000 names on it should have been a bit of a red flag.11/22/2014 - 6:44pm
Wonderkarppenguin books is on the list. wow.11/22/2014 - 6:43pm
Wonderkarpthats better, though I'd prefer something a little more than a simple tweet, I'll take it.11/22/2014 - 6:37pm
Andrew EisenKate Edwards' Twitter: "like people, tools are imperfect; we've removed it for now."11/22/2014 - 6:35pm
Andrew EisenHard to say with any certainty but it appears it at least understands the tool didn't do what it thought it did.11/22/2014 - 6:34pm
WonderkarpI've yet to find the IGDA responding too the situation other than deleting a link.11/22/2014 - 6:34pm
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician