So Long And Thanks For All The Fish

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I have no idea where to begin with a post like this and yet, just saying that feels like such a cliché. Heck, in my time at Lazygamer over the last (well, just shy of) 4 years I have written somewhere around 3500 ? 4000 posts, over 100 game reviews and a whole load of other stuff in between as well… and yet I find myself at a loss, well just for a moment.

To put it quite simply, my time to move on has arrived. The truth is that at the moment, I don’t know if it will be for good, or if I may return to harass innocent readers with my ‘stealth trolling hate propaganda’ once more.

As many of you already know, I am also the owner and creative director of Designwave; a graphic, web and multimedia design agency that has been running since 2005 and the time has come for me to put aside the path that I have been on to focus and grow our company to its full potential. Unfortunately, to do so I have to withdraw my services from Lazygamer to achieve these goals.

I’ve also considered becoming a certified Lazygamer comments troll, in the hopes that someday I may be able to see my name up in lights alongside the legends of past such as Lenoir the Brave or Lans the Persistent.

I lived out my dream of going to E3, I ate the best yank burger in existence, I’ve fired machine guns, gone on safaris, met the man who voices Mario, put in two back-to-back 12 hour sessions to have games reviewed in time and had a lot of people be really nice to me just because my badge said ‘Media’ on it… and it’s been one hell of a ride.

Thank you to everyone who has been there with us from the beginning, for supporting us as we grew Lazygamer from a little wordpress blog page with a stretched SA flag banner on top, to what it is today and for also supporting me as I tried stupid ideas like shouting into a microphone with the QCF Design guys for our podcast, looking like a moron in front of a camera and coming up with silly ideas like posting up hot women with news links everyday (which idiot thought that would stick?).

I may make appearances here and there, I may review a game here or there and maybe, just maybe find it deep down in me to make a return so that I can live out my days trolling fanboys once more. I hope that my return becomes a reality.

So on that note, I give my final thanks to all the readers, to the magnificent(ly insane) staff of Gavin, Geoff and Darryn that I leave behind to harass the readers and hope that this post becomes less of a GAME OVER and more of a BRB.

I bid you all farewell, and hope to catch you guys in the Lazygamer comments or on Twitter (@NickdeBruyne).

Cheers.

Last Updated: January 10, 2012

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since ’08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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