For eagle-eyed readers of my contributions to The Guardian’s Game Theory column and my gamesblog posts over the past few years, it may come as no surprise that, upon my return to The Guardian after Digital Revolution production is over, I am moving on from games coverage to technological pastures wider. I have been skirting around the mainstream games industry news for a long time, writing more about play than PlayStation, more about the Web than the Wii, and more about creative uses of technology than controllers. Although I am still passionate about the extraordinary joy and power that fun can produce, it’s time for me to cover another area of interactivity. I’m looking forward to treading new ground with The Guardian, the details of which will be unveiled soon. However, with the sanction of the gamesbloggers, I may throw a few games-related posts on their blog if the story is suitable.
Many thanks to Keith and Greg and the other gamesbloggers and contributors for sharing five years of award-winning games coverage. Thanks as well to the readers who jumped on board the Spaceship! wikigame experiment – and her predecessor. I feel truly lucky to have worked with such talented people on these crazy projects.
Also, it was officially announced: The Guardian’s print version of its award-winning Technology section is will be discontinued from the end of the year. But why cry over dead trees? The online version will be around long after the paper has turned to mulch.
And, finally, for those who have sent curious emails, comments and tweets, I will be back with Tech Weekly in the New Year. Heck, with Digital Revolution on the go, there’s only so much a girl can do!