(I got this title from joystiq, hence the name. They got layed off, confirmed.)
Man, that Rorie thread just frustrates me. He's 1 guy. Its true that I didn't visit 1UP all that much. But I did make the effort to track down their 1UP PS3 Launch 06 video (1UP), from way back when. I think it was a couple of month ago, and I was trying to imagine what the last console launch was like. I liked this video. Its nice, and nostalgic. Everyone's feelings were just about the same as Right Now. ~ Now, I don't think that video works anymore. A couple of months ago, I was able to download it to Windows Media Player. Now I can't. The server probably got disconnected from the link, or something. Its a sign of the times. (I'll try to get it to work later on another browser.)
I WILL NEVER be embarrassed to say that I still like IGN. I like The Verge, Polygon, BGR, Gizmodo, Kotaku, EGM Now, etc. That's a whole bunch of stuff people like to hate. For no real reason. When someone loses their job, it sucks (Rebel FM). There is definitely good quality stuff to come out of GameSpy - (Debriefings) and 1UP the same. I'm sure UGO must of had something good come from there, but so many sites having the same type of content is kind of whatever. Making a website funny and unique, makes it quality, not cranking out next-gen articles.
I feel sorry for the dudes. I hope they All get back on their feet soon. ~ (So, I'ma go watch a live VergeCast, cuz I like that shit.)
(1UP Show - Patrick 8:52)