A couple months of planning and development finally came to fruition today as we shifted the content focus of 1UP to a feature-driven structure based largely around weekly themes and topics. I wish we had done this years ago! I guess it wasn’t my call then, though.
The first topic is fairly light, because we wanted to start with something fun: What If?: Gaming’s Alternate Realities. Light as it may be, the first day’s content alone is pretty rad. And, also, the cover image depicts Gabe Newell as Clothos, so that’s cool. But what’s really cool is that this is what we’re doing every day, every week, from now on. I hope the Internet enjoys it, though based on all the remarks I’ve seen along the lines of “SLOW DAY HUH” or “THIS ISN’T NEWS” I’m not 100% optimistic.