The long goodbye and Hello…

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Okay so yesterday I tried to subtly say goodbye and have since been blasted for not posting a proper article about it.

The reason I didn’t is that this is gaming website and not some personal vent hole, but I agree with the emails and it is possibly rude of me to not give you all the reasons for my moving to Australia.

This decision is the hardest one I have ever had in my life, I was born in the UK but am fiercely patriotic when it comes to South Africa, I love this country and I am hugely optimistic about it’s future.

I am leaving because I received a very good job offer from an ex-colleague of mine. It’s a great promotion and it offers me a chance to see more of the world which is great.

Will it be permanent? I have no idea… it’s a contract position so when the contract ends I will make my next decision.

Lazygamer.co.za is not going to be affected by this move, I am entirely dedicated to the site and to improving the gaming community of South Africa. One of my ideas is to start creating some intercontinental links between ourselves and the Ozzies to hopefully start forcing the major gaming developers and distributors to give us some more respect.

As a company we are still South African and that isn’t going to change, but I am prepared for the Ozzie jibes πŸ˜‰

I am really going to miss this amazing country and I will be back on a very regular basis as I just couldn’t stay away…

If anyone has any questions feel free to drop a comment or email me personally on [email protected]

Thanks for all your support over the last year and I hope to see you all around for a long time to come.

Last Updated: May 23, 2008

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • j4nr1k

    Sad news indeed.

    A poll on who else is leaving would be nice, since I know that burns, doobi, roto and myself are also leaving or have all ready left.

  • Thanks Lazy for bringing a reputable Gaming Website to South Africa, I believe you are currently the biggest and best! I’m sure you will grow it to even more!

    and if you do forget about us I’ll make sure you remember!! (I know some friends, who knows a friend who’s a Maori … and he’s ugly… )

  • Messiah

    Good luck Gavin. And keep LG going πŸ™‚

  • darthdad

    All the best for the move Gavin. And good luck with the ozzies.

  • I know this must have been a tough one for you to make. Be sure to come party it up here for 2010

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  • bokka1

    Good luck and I hope it all works out for you. Thanks for all the Gears games.

  • Lupus

    Sad to see you leave man, hope it works out for the best.

  • Good on ya mate! Enjoy, keep us updated with your status! πŸ™

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  • Vamp

    All of the best to you. Throw another shrimp on the barbie, mate.

  • That came as a “suprise” Well I suppose more and more South Africans are going abroad. Anyways keep in touch! U know where to find me.

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  • baba

    Good luck

  • Tell the truth, you’re going because they have Live and 20MBps internet πŸ˜‰

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  • Abe

    Good luck and all the best for your future endevours!
    I hope LG lasts forever!!

  • Fox1

    @Lazy- You always have our support πŸ˜‰
    Enjoy the new scenery and keep it lazy πŸ˜›

  • Fox1

    They also have a stable power supply there πŸ’‘

  • Banana hammock

    Ag, good riddance to another XboX fanboy… just kidding guys… it is Friday after all.

    Hey Lazy, i’ll see you next year. Moving to Sydney so hey who knows?

  • [email protected], I better change my plans then, Melbourne looks nice… πŸ˜‰

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  • Sybawoods

    Bringing myself out of lurk mode to wish you good luck Gavin. You have made a great contribution to the local community, and look forward to it continuing !

  • scotty777

    I’m leaving at the end of this year, does anyone care? NOOOO

  • That must have been a really tough decision – best of luck down under! Whew … really glad LazyGamer isn’t going to vanish though – your site is brilliant.

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  • MaXiM

    Good luck abroad dude… Enjoy the new job position πŸ™‚

  • Ag nee man wat nou….. ek het al die lees werk geniet. Sterkte oorsee

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  • sabagamma

    Sad news man, I wish you the best of luck. The worst thing is that j4nr1k has just posted that him and another 4 or so guys are also leaving (scotty777 included).

    Those skills are going to be really hard to replace. South Africa is bleeding.

  • Undertakerza

    Hey Gavin,best of luck mate. And congrats for getting LIVE downunder.Also thinking of leaving before we become Zimbabwe nr2

  • LazySAGamer

    ah Maori’s are pretty people… Aboriginies on the other hand… 😳

  • LazySAGamer

    I am going to do absolutely everything I can to be in SA for the entire 2010… I am a huge football fanatic…

  • LazySAGamer

    Yeah a 24mbps Internet that only downloads at 80kbps πŸ˜•

  • LazySAGamer

    I have no doubt that South Africa will never go the way of Zimbabwe… our Infrastructure and economy are unmatched in Africa and Zimbabwe has and always will pale in comparison.

    However unless something is done about Telkom quickly we will continue to slide backwards which will stop any real future growth….

  • Milesh Bhana

    Hey gav, best of luck in your new home. Say hi to Yahtzee for us.

  • Hmm, Lazy Punctuation has a bit of a ring to it πŸ˜‰

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