(Editor’s note: This article was originally posted to GameCola’s main site during our six-month-long hiatus.)
New Haven, CT 06511
August 3, 2009
Don’t worry—GameCola’s not dead.
By saying that, I’ve probably caused more worry than I’ve alleviated; if you look at any deceased website, chances are that its last update is one saying that it totally isn’t dead, and that there will tons of new content coming shortly, just you wait.
Well, the truth is that this site isn’t dead, and there is tons of new content coming. Just you wait. In fact, there’s been tons of new content over the past month, only you might not have seen it, since it was mostly in our blog and our YouTube page. I’ll be providing highlights shortly, but first I want to let you know what’s new with us.
If you missed my “Dear Readers” column last month, here’s the so basically: We’re completely redoing nearly everything about GameCola. We’re ditching our current layout. We’re bringing on new staff members (including some familiar faces, like “Top of the Heap” author Christian Porter). Most importantly, we’re ditching our entire format. Instead of publishing one webazine once a month, we’ll be allowing our writers to post new articles right onto the site whenever they want, like, you know, a real website. It will be pretty awesome.
Right now, we’re approaching the beta-testing phase of the development of the all-new GameCola.net. I’ve seen the site. It exists. You’ll be seeing it soon, too. Hopefully by the end of this month, and hopefully sooner than that. I don’t want to put a release date on it, because you’ll all post very annoying comments if/when we don’t make it.
In the meantime, keep checking the blog, and keep checking the YouTube page. Here’s some of what you missed if you haven’t been doing that:
Michael Ridgeway’s “The Anger Dome” column, about Damnation and his attempts to work for the company that developed it.
Phoenix Wright fanfiction by Michael Gray.
A piece by Michael Gray on Ocarina of Time manga.
A piece by Michael Gray on his work with IGN on a guide for Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships.
Also on the way is a video playthrough by yours truly of Plan 9 from Outer Space, the point-and-click adventure game based on the worst movie ever made, so keep checking theYouTube page for that, too.
And that’s about all I’ve got for you! If you’re on our mailing list or a “fan” of us on Facebook, you’ll be receiving notification when the new site is launched; if you aren’t, just keep checking back here, ’cause here is where it’s gonna show up.
Thanks for reading,
editor in chief