PlayStation: The Official Magazine Is Shutting Down

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Magazine publisher Future US will end circulation of PlayStation: The Official Magazine this year.

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As first reported by Game Informer, P:TOM will shut its doors alongside Nintendo Power this holiday.

"Future US can confirm it will end production of PlayStation: The Official Magazine with the last issue slated for the Holiday 2012 issue," a Future representative confirmed to us this afternoon.

It has certainly not been a great year for print magazines, although I guess it's an okay year for trees. Bummer to hear about P:TOM, and best of luck to all of the staff and freelancers affected by this news.

DISCUSSION

I struggled to reason why people would would even trust PS game reviews in a magazine that seems to be officially linked or endorsed by sony.. it's like believing a review written by PR. I read a few copies back in 2005 and the amount of blind Xbox 360 bashing and complete fanboyism of the PS3, (and circlejerking in the letters pages too) before either were even out yet was embarrasing