One of our favourite ANZ gaming publications, Gameplanet, is ceasing operation due to the site being "on life-support for a while now". This is particularly sad as we've been privileged to have met some amazing people through this publication over many years, on top of absorbing some incredible content from the site and its excellent editors and writers.
Here's the site's statement on its closure. On a personal note, this is an alarming reminder of how volatile the state of measured, thoughtful and in-depth gaming culture media has become in the wake of less informed or professional platforms. Local independent publications are important, and we remain in this boat in spite of this shift and don't plan on going anywhere, except forward.
Our hats are off to you, Gameplanet. Thanks for the content; the professionalism and most importantly, the friendships over the years. You will be missed.