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Some sobering news for a Tuesday – R.I.P Gamerlobby

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I received my weekly Gamerlobby email this week but unfortunately this week it wasn’t the usual happy optimistic news that I am used to receiving.

According to the newsletter

“Gamerlobby has been going for a few good years now and has had some very successful tournaments and events which we’re very proud of. Myself and my team do what we do for gamerlobby because we love gaming, unfortunately push has come to shove and there is just no more time, or money left to keep it going 🙁 so it is with a very very heavy heart that we have to let it go…”

The guys at Gamerlobby have worked harder than most at trying to create a strong local gaming community and it’s very sad to see that all that work didn’t translate into a thriving community based website.

Apparently the site is available for someone to take over if you think you have the time and ability to continue it’s existence, all you need to do is drop Devon an email on devon@gamerlobby.net and give him your best sales pitch.

Though don’t panic this isn’t the last we have heard from Devon as he has now teamed up with 8BitBot to bring you a weekly podcast with people in the industry and for their next one they have signed up Stephen Viljoen from Slightly Mad Studios (Need for Speed Shift).

It’s sad to see a local site go down and we wish you all the best for your podcasting and day job moving forward. Hopefully we will see you back soon with another awesome idea.

Last Updated: January 26, 2010

6 Comments

  1. thaibioy

    January 26, 2010 at 11:37

    Sad news indeed.

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  2. Veinburn

    January 26, 2010 at 11:38

    I’ll miss you Gamerlobby ;( 🙁 🙁 🙁

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  3. Geoff

    January 26, 2010 at 12:17

    Lookit my sadface. 🙁

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  4. koldFU5iON

    January 26, 2010 at 12:39

    Thanks for the kind words Lazy, it was definitely a hard decision to come to. Hopefully gamerlobby will be rejuvenated in the care of someone else more capable, I certainly hope it’s not the end.

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    • SlippyMadFrog

      January 26, 2010 at 12:54

      Damn! I hope you guys sort out whatever you need to sort out. It’s a great concept.

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  5. nazcanlines

    January 26, 2010 at 12:49

    What if we used facebook as a new model? Start a local facebook gaming group and use the events system to get local games going? could work no? And all the site maintenance is upheld by Facebook, and Facebook occupies a larger consumer awarness space that would alert gamers more often to up and coming local games/matchups. Possibility?

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