By Gary Hodges in Gaming News
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 11:50 am
Kotaku reports this morning that respected writer N'Gai Croal has left not just Newsweek but games journalism entirely (with the exception of his monthly column in Edge Magazine) in favor of something in the "creative" side of the industry.
This is a shame. Among a relatively small pool of games journalists who not only push the profession farther but are also, you know, read, Croal was a standout, and it's not hyperbole or blowing smoke up his ass to say the profession - not to mention the gaming community en masse - is a little worse off without his voice. And yet I can also sympathize, as the profession is... well, something that's easy to fall out of love with, especially in these unusual times. I'll leave it at that.
Good luck in your future endeavors, N'Gai, whatever they may be.