With a sad inevitability, our resident Grump Mr Steven Gurevitz has announced that he is reluctantly withdrawing from Critical Gamer. It would seem that running a recording studio and fulfilling his Gioteck community manager duties and finding time to be a dad and husband isn’t the best combination for a blogger.
So what does this mean for Critical Gamer? Well first and foremost, it means we lose a valued member of the team who’s been providing reviews – not to mention features with a unique understanding of business – for over three years. It also means that the site will become approximately 10% less grumpy. In terms of Gioteck and their products, the previously imposed ban on reviewing this hardware is now lifted; though there will be full disclosure in any and all future reviews, stating that the company’s community manager used to write for us. Steven is fully aware that we won’t treat Gioteck reviews any differently from others, and we hope that you do too.
So, it is with a heavy heart that we tearfully wave goodbye to the one and only Steven G. You can find a list of all the pieces he wrote for us, starting with his last (our review of Terraria), here.
On a different note, the day Grumpy Gurevitz imparted this news to us was the same day that Luke took part in the recording of the latest Gioteck podcast as a special, vaguely interesting guest. To hear the finished product – including a moment where he tries (and fails) to find something positive in Microsoft’s E3 showing – click ye here.