Just so you’re all aware, if you haven’t noticed already, I’ve left Evil Avatar and stopped hosting the Evil Avatar Shotgun Podcast. While I laid it all out for everyone in our final episode, here it is in text form!
EvAv is a volunteer run gaming website, and has been since its inception in 1998. What does that mean for people who work there? You get to talk to industry people, you get some free review copies if you’re a reviewer, but all without legitimate compensation. Not saying that I’m complaining about that part, no. Basically, my real job is taking over and I want to devote my time working on that, furthering my career. Additionally, my wife is due with our third child in June so the time spent out of work which granted me the time to do most of my work on Evil Avatar will soon subside.
The whole news thing also wears on you after a while too, as that was the website’s primary focus. We almost never created the news, we would just find interesting stuff and post it up. The part which I drew the most from was actual writing; reviews, previews, and once even a speculative piece about the future of console gaming. The podcasting was awesome too and I had a lot of fun with Ben and Adam, but we rarely talked about news itself.
So, that’s that. I’m still around. Still on Twitter and the boads, but in a much less hands-on capacity. Sure I see things that I would change but it ain’t my problem anymore mang. It was great fun while it lasted, but after two and a half years, that’s all she wrote.