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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

40 Comments

  1. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 3, 2013 at 15:17

    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?

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  2. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 3, 2013 at 15:23

    DAFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUQ

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  3. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 3, 2013 at 15:23

    *Salutes Garth*

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  4. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 3, 2013 at 15:23

    10/10!!!!!!!!

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  5. TechniKyle

    June 3, 2013 at 15:23

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

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  6. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 3, 2013 at 15:23

    PC!!!!!!

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  7. Trebzz

    June 3, 2013 at 15:27

    Best of luck dude and 10/10 lol

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  8. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 3, 2013 at 15:29

    Wow, congrats Garth!

    Reply

  9. TiMsTeR1033

    June 3, 2013 at 15:31

    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..

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    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      June 3, 2013 at 15:35

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

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  10. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 3, 2013 at 15:46

    And so the student surpasses the master 😛

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    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      June 3, 2013 at 15:55

      This picture…….is amazing…….

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      • Slade Boender

        June 3, 2013 at 15:58

        I just fell in lurv

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    • Admiral Chief Commander

      June 3, 2013 at 15:59

      Heh, team effort!

      Well done LC, well done

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        June 3, 2013 at 17:59

        Indeed.We did well 🙂

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    • Scruff304

      June 3, 2013 at 16:06

      For this, you win the internet!!!

      Reply

    • hairyknees

      June 3, 2013 at 16:08

      xD

      Reply

    • Rinceandspit...

      June 3, 2013 at 16:11

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

      Reply

    • mancera

      June 3, 2013 at 16:25

      Hahahaha! Epic!

      Reply

    • Valshen

      June 3, 2013 at 17:51

      GRAAAAAGH RAWWWRR RAAAAAGHH <3

      Reply

    • OVG

      June 4, 2013 at 08:49

      Win

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  11. Argentil

    June 3, 2013 at 15:51

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

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  12. Valshen

    June 3, 2013 at 15:53

    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.

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    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      June 3, 2013 at 15:54

      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.

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    • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

      June 3, 2013 at 15:56

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

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    • Slade Boender

      June 3, 2013 at 15:58

      no thank you!

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    • Admiral Chief Commander

      June 3, 2013 at 15:58

      😉

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    • Rinceandspit...

      June 3, 2013 at 16:14

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

      Reply

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 3, 2013 at 18:23

      Go get em dude!

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    • That Tall Twit

      June 4, 2013 at 07:56

      All the best for the future Wookie. Peace.

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    • OVG

      June 4, 2013 at 08:50

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

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  13. Wayne Bossenger

    June 3, 2013 at 15:55

    congrats man, good luck and all the best!

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  14. Gareth L

    June 3, 2013 at 16:03

    Congrats man!

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  15. Scruff304

    June 3, 2013 at 16:05

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

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  16. hairyknees

    June 3, 2013 at 16:09

    RAWWWWWWWR!!!!!!!

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  17. hairyknees

    June 3, 2013 at 16:09

    BTW the wookie in the header is cute xD

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  18. mancera

    June 3, 2013 at 16:24

    Good luck Garth!

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  19. Skoobaz

    June 3, 2013 at 16:59

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

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  20. V@mp

    June 3, 2013 at 19:02

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

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  21. Weanerdog

    June 3, 2013 at 20:10

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

    Reply

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