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EGM Announces March Return For Magazine
EGM Announces March Return For Magazine
December 21, 2009 | By Chris Remo

December 21, 2009 | By Chris Remo
More: Console/PC

In the latest of a string of announcements by EGM Media LLC, the magazine publisher said print publication Electronic Gaming Monthly will return to U.S. news-stands with the March 2010 issue.

EGM Media, headed up by original Electronic Gaming Monthly founder Steve Harris, also revealed a distribution deal that will reunite the magazine with Time Warner Retail, which handled newsstand sales and marketing for EGM when it was run by publisher Ziff-Davis Media.

Harris acquired the magazine's rights in May of last year, four months after Ziff published its last issue. At the time, Harris planned to relaunch EGM in late 2009, and a teaser image suggested a December 2009 inaugural issue -- but today's news is the first definitive statement about a start date for the resurrected magazine.

In recent weeks, EGM Media has announced that former EGM editors Dan Hsu, Demian Linn, and Sean "Seanbaby" Reiley will again be contributing to the magazine, along with returning ad sales director Jeffrey Eisenberg and former 1UP video producers Ryan O'Donnell and Matt Chandronait.

In addition to its print component, the new incarnation of the magazine includes an online publication called EGM[i]: The Digital Magazine, accessible via a special code included in each newsstand copy.

"With our new weekly digital format, and the premium enhancement that newsstand purchasers will receive, we're changing the value proposition in a new and meaningful way," Harris said in a statement. "Not only does the digital companion allow us to offer additional content that is complementary to the print magazine, but it also gives us a way to communicate with our readers and update the print product in an ongoing manner."

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Daniel Martinez
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Wow, Harris bought it back, AWESOME! I have such fond memories of this mag. I still have about a dozen issues left of theirs, including #37 of August 1992 (Sonic 2) and regularly bring one to work to look at the retro games, news, jokes, and peripherals of back in the day. Now they just need to bring back Ed Semrad, Shawn Smith, Crispin Boyer, and of course, Sushi X! Heck, even I'd like to work for them.

Michael Pulst
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Wonder if it's possible to subscribe to the digital version only. Perhaps at a cheaper price without losing any content or benefits? REALLY not interested in getting more physical magazine's to read. I don't make it through the five I subscribe to now and will be cutting some since it's a waste at the moment. Someone release a good color e-reader! Then allow me to put my magazines on that. I'd like that then.

Come on Apple, do it! Or Sony... or somebody. Just do it. :)

Tom Newman
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Nice! I miss that mag for sure! It was too bad their last issue had Wolverine from the movie on the cover as oppossed to a special "farewell" issue. Good news for sure.

Josh Green
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I'm so thrilled to see Steve Harris is bringing the magazine back. EGM used to be as good in the US as Edge is in the UK. When ZD took it over, it went off a cliff and I canceled my subscription. It went from a thoughtful, well-written magazine to a rag for adolescent boys (celebrity gamer, UGH). And to be fair, it's of no fault of the previous staff who worked there. It was the horrible management decisions made by ZD to change the direction and image of the magazine. Kind of like how AOL tried to run Time Warner and failed miserably.

So yes, I'm really happy to see EGM is coming back under its original leadership. Good luck, Steve!