Everything on the site - news, feature articles, comics, reviews - is all now considered part of the magazine. We won't be publishing features once a week in a lump like we used to, but rather spreading the articles out. So rather than the rest of the content conforming to the way we used to handle the features, the features are now getting with the program and being handled the way the rest of the content is.
Ah, I see. Thanks for the Clarification.
And for the record, I think this is an excellent change. Best of luck.
Who says we should "only write about games and gamers"? This isn't about being "validated as respectable journalists," it's about sharing things that we find interesting with you guys, because we think you'll find it interesting, too. Stuff like robots and Doctor Who and scientific discoveries and movies. It's all part of the culture that we nerds enjoy, and the audience has proven that they enjoy it, too. If you don't personally like that stuff, it's easy enough to skip over so you can get to all the game news we cover.
according to the "about" link in the escapist:
"Founded in 2005, The Escapist is a leading video gaming destination offering video game enthusiasts high-quality, innovative and exclusive content with a considered approach to its audience.The mouthpiece of the gaming generation, The Escapist aims to capture and celebrate the contemporary video gaming lifestyle and the diverse global video game culture by way of in-depth features, thought provoking articles and relevant columns authored by leading video game authorities, as well as cutting-edge video shorts, engaging forums and robust social media elements that incorporate the video gaming experience. "
so either a) redefine what the escapist is of
b) acully writ about thinks that relates to gaming!
however i must say that this is only my personal option, nothing else...
And we still do all of that. We just do more, too. Nowhere in there does it mandate that we will only cover gaming news. We believe that there's more to the "contemporary videogaming lifestyle" than just gaming. As I said before, if you don't enjoy the extra content, there's still plenty of gaming-related content here for you.
once again, this was merely my personal option, and i never said that there is anything wrong with that. it's just that there has been days where i simply refrained from checking the entire daily update because the were simply too much unrelated news, if i may call them that, and i just didn't have the time, or simply wanted to, scroll through all of them...