It’s been a tough decision for me, but I’ve come to the inescapable conclusion that I lack the time to run this site properly on a daily basis. No doubt if you’ve been on the internet long enough, you’ve read more than one of these type of confessions, so I promise not to drag this one out.
I started this site about 18 months ago because I thought it might be nice to take advantage of the experience I have with running much larger gaming sites to mentor the next generation of writers and have some fun in the process. Since this was never intended to be a money-making enterprise (thankfully), I thought we’d roll the dice and see what happened.
Although we put up some 60-plus articles and countless news items, we never quite picked up enough momentum for the site to be self-sustaining (although we came close). Since I could no longer wear as many hats as I used to, the quality and frequency of our content fell dramatically. I wrestled for some time about whether to just take the site down and be done with it, but I decided instead to “hit the pause button”.
We had too much fun doing interviews with Terraria, Serious Sam, et cetera, not to mention game reviews, editorial pieces… it seemed a great shame just to pull it all down.
So we won’t.
We’re going to leave things just as they are until such time as the hosting costs bankrupt me (probably not going to happen), the interweb collapses or we find the time to do it properly again.
In the meantime, there have been several old friends making some pretty big games out there (you know who you are) that have promised us some of their time. So we still may add some content from time to time while we are in “pause mode”.
Besides thanking all the usual suspects (the kind folks at Valve, Red Orchestra, et al) – who have given so graciously of their time and attention – I’d like to take a moment to thank all of the Steam Addicts contributors (in order of hire):
- Walter McDaniel
- Fred Barats
- Sam Beck
- John Metz
- Daniel Casey
Thanks guys! Whether your contribution was large or small, you gave of your time freely for our readers to be entertained and it is greatly appreciated.
Also, thank you dear reader. I hope our paths will cross again soon. Until then…