Good Day SA Avid gamers! We hope you had a protected and fulfilling vacation interval… As you may most likely inform from the title of this text – this can be a little bit of a tragic publish. After a number of years of bringing you the perfect gaming information, opinions and a sequence of enjoyable and informative opinion items all from the native perspective, it’s with heavy hearts that we let you understand that SA Gamer as you understand it is going to be ending.
Whereas we don’t wish to linger on the destructive, for some context as to why… we, like so many native websites, had already been struggling earlier than the pandemic. Native promoting round video video games was already diminishing. That sadly meant that our longtime editors and mentors, Dawid and Garth, needed to go away the location. On prime of that, we all know that for nearly each human on the planet, the final two years or so have been very robust. The pandemic has actually taken its toll on us as a workforce: some have misplaced their full-time jobs, others have needed to endure some irritating strikes, bodily and emotional turmoil and within the very saddest of cases even misplaced family members. Our hearts actually exit to these of you on the market which have had comparable experiences.
Fortunately, the SA Gamer writing workforce has at all times been full of folks which might be keen about writing and sharing their love of video video games. It’s by no means been in regards to the cash. And regardless of all of the turmoil, we had been in a position to maintain the location operating for a short time longer. I took over a few of the editorial duties and I’m proud to say that during the last 5 months, because of assist from actually nice native distributors and worldwide publishers in addition to writing from Kelly, Charlie, Zain, Bianca, Abigail and even some visitor posts from Garth, Paul and Ros, SA Gamer continued to carry you information, opinions and opinion items. The workforce managed a mean of 15 information/opinion items monthly and one thing like 25 opinions in that interval. We additionally added some video opinions for the primary time in years. The hassle that the workforce put in regardless of some actually robust circumstances was actually particular.
Sadly, as 2022 dawns, quite a lot of elements together with the non-public circumstances of a number of members of the workforce and the shortage of funding for a wanted site-wide refresh and common upkeep means we have to reevaluate issues. After lengthy discussions and soul-searching, the present writing workforce has made the tough choice to name it quits and see the credit roll on the grand journey that has been SA Gamer. As you may inform from the header picture (these numbers are all actual!) after a few years we’re proud that we hit a number of milestones in posts, readership numbers, opinions and random enjoyable. It has been a particular enterprise and we’re grateful for each person who ever wrote for SA Gamer or contributed in different methods. And naturally, an enormous thanks to you – our unbelievable readers! The journey has been nice and moderately than dwell on the unhappy information of us closing we actually wish to bear in mind all the things that we’ve realized alongside the way in which, the enjoyable we had sharing our ideas on our beloved pastime and the chums we’ve all been fortunate to make. The group round video video games right here SA has been nice and we’re proud that we performed a small half in that. Lastly, whereas SA Gamer will not be round, we’re completely satisfied to report that many within the workforce of writers and contributors will proceed to be energetic on social media and the like so be happy to attach with us there!
And so forth behalf of the final remaining writers (Tim, Charlie, Kelly, Zain, Bianca) in addition to everybody that got here earlier than we are saying:
Thank-you. The SA Gamer journey has now ended.
GAME OVER. Press X to proceed…
Earlier than we go we’d wish to spend our final minutes within the solar reminding you that there are a number of native websites nonetheless ‘taking part in the sport’ and we urge you to maintain supporting them. Who is aware of, chances are you’ll even spot some acquainted names showing in a single or two of them…
Listed here are a number of of our favourites to get you began:
- Nexus Hub
- Checkpoint Chat
- nintendogamer.co.za (debuting subsequent week, a brand new web site all you native Nintendo followers can name dwelling!)
Please notice: The SA Gamer Discussion board will live on. Quickly this URL will merely redirect to the discussion board.