Today, we lose our Wookiee

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It was nearly two years ago that I took to Twitter, in a blind panic, to look for somebody who knew a thing or two about Magic: the Gathering, and would be willing to put those things down in to words. We’d just started receiving review samples for the stuff – and I wasn’t quite willing to get back in to the hobby, which I’d abandoned sometime in the mid 90’s. Fortune smiled upon me – and the person who heeded that call was Garth Holden – otherwise known as Valshen..or fuzzy.

And for nearly the past two years Garth has been an invaluable member of Team Lazygamer – providing insightful reviews, and stoking the fires of conversation. I’m sure you’ll remember the 10/10 Skyrim controversy – as well as the 4/10 one that spawned “DAFUQ!.”

Garth has been a dependable sort of chap, and has since his tenure with us become one of the country’s best games reviewers. More than that though, he’s become a friend.

So it’s with equal bits absolute misery and unbridled joy that I have to announce that Garth will no longer be a member of Team Lazygamer – and the headset review you may have read will be his last for us. It’s not because he hates us, or you, or that the “DAFUQS’ have driven him mental – but rather that he’s springboarded off to something a little more prominent – and from today, serves as the editor for PC Format Magazine, which as you may know, IS THE ENEMY.

Yeah, you know what? I never liked Wookiees anyway! *sniffle*

Last Updated: June 3, 2013

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Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Aw man :'( Sad to see you go Garth! But really glad for you as well. That’s quite a job to land 🙂 All the best of luck out there and don’t forget us now ok?

  • Admiral Chief Commander


  • Admiral Chief Commander

    *Salutes Garth*

  • Admiral Chief Commander


  • TechniKyle

    Best of luck for the Future Garth! Will continue to stalk you on Twitter 🙂

  • Admiral Chief Commander


  • Trebzz

    Best of luck dude and 10/10 lol

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    Wow, congrats Garth!

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Gimme his job! I will impress 🙂 p.s Garth good luck and hope you do a good job over at ole pc format which I havent bought in years..

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      I too want a job, will you fight me for it? nothing physical, but I’m very strong in the Jedi Force

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    And so the student surpasses the master 😛

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      This picture…….is amazing…….

      • Slade Boender

        I just fell in lurv

    • Admiral Chief Commander

      Heh, team effort!

      Well done LC, well done

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Indeed.We did well 🙂

    • Scruff304

      For this, you win the internet!!!

    • hairyknees


    • Rinceandspit…

      I want to print this out and put it above me bed…

    • mancera

      Hahahaha! Epic!

    • Valshen


    • OVG


  • Hammersteyn

    Best of luck Garth. You will be missed.

  • Argentil

    Going legit, huh? Good luck man. I will pick up a copy of PCFormat in your honour.

  • Valshen

    Thanks guys. I had an absolutely great time at Lazygamer and I learnt a hell of a lot in my time here. I will still be there, lurking in the shadows, ready to pounce and hug or rip off arms as required.

    Thanks for the well wishes and the best part of this is even though I am moving away, I gained so many good friends.

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      Gonna miss you Wookie ;-( Had some great conversations.
      Good luck with the new job mate, I have no doubt you will absolutely rock at it.

    • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

      Congrats! See you on the Master Race side…and Twitter.

    • Slade Boender

      no thank you!

    • Admiral Chief Commander


    • Rinceandspit…

      Good luck man, keep in touch though! I expect wookie to poke head in every now and then!

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Go get em dude!

    • That Tall Twit

      All the best for the future Wookie. Peace.

    • OVG

      Cheers Garth, good luck. Do not forget to pre-order your Dragon Dogma 2 before you go :p

  • congrats man, good luck and all the best!

  • Gareth L

    Congrats man!

  • Scruff304

    All the best wooks! You get an 11/10 in my books!

  • hairyknees


  • hairyknees

    BTW the wookie in the header is cute xD

  • mancera

    Good luck Garth!

  • Skoobaz

    All the best with your future endeavours. I enjoyed your reviews and commentary. Give that man a bells!

  • [email protected]

    All of the best to you and may you receive the medal Chewie was denied at the end of Ep IV 😉

  • Weanerdog

    Farewell good sir, all the best in your new endeavour.

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