A few hours ago Russ Frushtick announced he was leaving Polygon.
This happens in the wake of Russ Pitts and several others leaving the site rather recently. It seems a little strange that a website founded less than 2 years ago is already seeing this kind of exodus, especially with the sort of talent they brought together initially, but it sort of continues a trend we have seen over the last few years.
IGN is a big name, but they dealt with some lay offs after being sold last year.
1UP shut down last year after being a prominent name for many years.
Game Trailers was basically gutted right after E3 this year.
Most of us are very aware of the absolute bloodbath that just occurred over at Giant Bomb's sister site Gamespot with like 10 people losing their jobs.
Perhaps this sort of turn over is more normal than I realize, but it seems as if we are going through an especially rough patch for a lot of sites that comprise what is traditionally thought of as "Games Journalism". Given this, it's all the more interesting and exciting to see Giant Bomb expanding as much as it is. It's rough out there, but I can't think of a group of guys more deserving, especially after all that has happened in the last few years.