Nathan Mallory's farewell message

What's to say, that hasn't already been said, and by better people than myself? Some will miss the GIA; some are glad to see it go. Readers will find a new site for their gaming fix, and the staff will find new ways to showcase their creative talents. But no matter what, things will never be the same. The GIA, in its lifetime, has been more than just a success -- it has weathered the storm and stayed true to its mission. It became the warm little center that the life of this industry crowded around, not because they were the best-equipped or funded, but because its staff loved and respected these things called games, and they wanted the whole world to know about it.

I, personally, will be sorry to bid farewell to the GIA. I have not been on the staff for more than four months, but I have years of fond sentiment as a reader and friend of the staff. In that role alone, the GIA will leave a very real emptiness in my daily online routines. In these few months, however, I have found myself in a community of more friendly, capable and steadfast friends than a guy like me deserves. It has been a worthwhile and rewarding experience, and I hope that one day another site can swirl with as much dedication community spirit as the Gaming Intelligence Agency.

Thank you, both readers and staff members. The founding members of the GIA set out to provide timely, complete, honest, intelligent, and interesting coverage. And they succeeded.

--Nathan Mallory

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