I trust that you all read my “Dear Readers,” column last month. If you missed it, I basically said that GameCola is looking for your guest reviews and top 10 lists for our super-duper January extravaganza issue (interested in writing either? Contact me via email@example.com.). After writing that month’s column, I realized that I’d forgotten something. In last year’s New Year’s Special, we started featuring a few new monthly columns. These new columns were written by new staff members, and we started them in the January issue to add to that particular issue’s mystique.
I was thinking about what else should go into this year’s January issue, and it hit me — we could use some new columns! Last year we had two columns that are no longer with us: “Games for the Casual Gamer” and “Gaming Milestones”. GftCG was written each month by a girl who didn’t actually like video games, and it was about games that non-gamers would enjoy. GM was a column which discussed important titles/events that impacted the video game industry.
As I stated, these columns have been dead and buried for some time . But they can be resurrected by YOU if YOU would like to write either of them. Don’t want to? Don’t worry! If you have an original idea for a brand new column, you could just as easily start writing that. Or, if you have no ideas, but still wish to write some sort of column, you can contact me via AIM (XTheBigP) or e-mail and together we can brainstorm a fun feature for you.
And that about does it for this month’s submission solicitation. Tune in next month for the issue you’ve all been waiting for, the issue that is wayyyyy to long to read in one sitting, the issue that will tell you what our favorite video game from 2003 is: The Second Annual New Year’s Awards Special. You won’t be disappointed.