Farewell, Game Front

Well, damn. How to start…

After four awesome years, today is my last day as Editor-in-Chief of Game Front.

Looking back, it’s been an eventful four years. FileFront (check out this rocking old-school design) became Game Front. Great people were hired. Game reviews, news posts and features were written. E3s were conquered, late nights were worked. Through it all, Game Front grew to 5 million unique visitors globally, none of which could have been achieved without the help of awesome people. You may not have seen tons of my work on the homepage here the past few years–I’ve been most needed behind the scenes, editing articles, looking for good people and coaching a staff. But if you’ve ever enjoyed the articles we’ve written, or the videos we’ve made, it’s likely due to the talent and hard work of these people:

Ron Whitaker
Phil Hornshaw
Ross Lincoln
Ben Richardson
CJ Miozzi
Jeff Mills
Ryan Marsh
Phil Owen
Dan O’Halloran
Mike Sharkey
Devin Connors
Nathan Meunier
Matt Low
James Murff
Dominic Tarason
Daniel Starkey
Alex Rubens
Scott Nichols
Kevin Thielenhaus
Leif Johnson
Tim Poon
Catherine Cai
Mitchell Saltzman
James Heaney
Ryan Parks
Max Winters
Ben Milikan
Alvin Garcia
Beau Prichard
Serj Tachyon
Nick Fong

Credit I will take, and one thing I know I got right was learning precisely when and how to get out of each of their way, and let them do what they do.

Going forward, the site will be in their capable hands. I am sure they will do right by all of you, our readers, for whom I’ve saved my final thank you: You’ve kept us honest, and given us encouragement and criticism when we’ve needed it, which I always appreciated. I hope you’ll stay in touch.

Soon I’ll be moving on to new projects, and if you’d like to keep in touch with me follow me on Twitter (@MarkBurnham).

Farewell,
-Mark

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8 Comments on Farewell, Game Front

SupremeAllah

On November 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Well, goodbye and good luck!

I don’t do twitter or social media, but you should somehow keep us updated via this page on what you’re up to. Perhaps let one of your fine (ex) co-workers keep us updated.

And on your way out, change the name of the site back to filefront :)

judas

On November 22, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Thanks for a great 4 years. You’ll be missed!

Earnest

On November 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm

You were the guy the site needed to become what it became. See you around.

Ltenhet

On November 22, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Good luck with all your future endeavours, Gamefront will never be the same for knowing you.

Gus (Arg)

On November 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm

You’ll be missed. Take care guys! Good luck!

MrrBond

On November 22, 2013 at 7:54 pm

All I can say is thanks for making this site what it is today! Gamefront is one of my favorite gaming sites ever!

Heru

On November 22, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Man when i saw the headline i was thinking “aww hell gamefront bout to get shut down like GameSpy and 1up was” but this is pretty sucky too. Much luck in life dude!

Cem Topcam

On November 23, 2013 at 3:29 am

Well done for not giving Ian Miles Chong and Jim Sterling any credit for almost single-handedly destroying the credibility that you’ve worked so hard to establish. You’ll be missed.