Andy McNamara leaves Game Informer after 29 years

first_imgAndy McNamara leaves Game Informer after 29 yearsOriginal staffer and long-time editor-in-chief leaving games journalism, will be succeeded by Andy ReinerBrendan SinclairManaging EditorTuesday 30th June 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleGame InformerGame Informer editor-in-chief Andy McNamara today announced he is leaving the outlet after 29 years.McNamara has been with Game Informer since the first issue of the magazine ran in 1991.He said his next role will still be in games, but he is leaving games journalism.Parent company GameStop issued a press release to mark the news.”Andy has been with Game Informer from its humble beginnings as a bi-monthly magazine with 60,000 subscribers,” said chief customer officer Frank Hamlin. “Under his editorial leadership, the publication became the world’s leading source for the latest in video game news with a subscription base of millions of subscribers. For nearly three decades he has built a loyal fan base by dedicating himself to providing gaming fans access to the most exclusive video gaming news, reviews, previews and podcasts across Game Informer’s digital and print editions. While we wish Andy much success in his new endeavors, he will be missed.”Game Informer has tapped Andy Reiner to fill the position of editor-in-chief.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games McNamara’s departure is another in a series of significant changes for the publication in the last couple years as GameStop has faced financial struggles.In April 2019, GameStop shut down Game Informer Australia. The retailer followed that up with two rounds of layoffs that included cuts at Game Informer, one in August and another in March.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 58 minutes agoEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 2 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img

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