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Daily Bite: New Horizons

Carl Phillips
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Daily Bite: New Horizons

[UPDATE: Brendan is launching a new site soon over at GamesMoviesDeals.com. They're taking on some staff too, so take a look at how to apply.]

All good things must come to an end, and Dealspwn is no exception. We'll get right to the point - today is our last day of operation. While it is sad that we will be no more, there's no denying that we've had a fantastic run since we began in 2009. We've covered some utterly brilliant (and frankly terrible) games during that time, built up a fantastic community that has engaged and entertained us, and we saved you all a few pennies here and there.

Or sent out back the way of Old Yeller. I'm not sure how the internet actually works.

Anyway, a huge thanks to all of our previous writers over the years - Mario, Felix, Dave, Matt, Jon, Lydia, David, Tom, Josh, and Chris - as well as the HUKD crew who helped out throughout this year - Buzz, Gooner, Turkey, Neotrix, and FantasyDeals - and to the network itself for allowing the team to cover the industry we love. Last but by no means least, a huge thank you to you, our readers. Without your continued support, your points of view, and light-hearted abuse, we simply could not have existed. In short, it has been an absolute privilege.

You can follow the surviving Dealspwn staff Brendan and Carl on their Twitter feeds to find out what is next for them, but 2016 is a year of new horizons for us all. That also includes our beloved mascot Toby the Dealspwny, who was "born" to highlight how many people mispronounced the site's name. It's Deals Pwn, not Deal Spwn!

Although, funny story - an announcer once introduced Jon as "Jonathan Lester from DEALS PAWN", which sounded like Deals Porn at the time. It was hilarious.

Anyway, I guess all that's left to do is give you a few highlights from our time before we switch off the lights. Enjoy the highlights, and thanks for visiting!

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JonLester  Dec. 31, 2015 at 10:13

Gutted. There goes the best damn games site there ever was.

We had a good run, though. Best of luck fellas!

ChrisD  Dec. 31, 2015 at 10:14

Sorry to see you all go. Good luck with the future and have a great 2016.

BuzzDuraband  Dec. 31, 2015 at 10:25

Gutted. There goes the best damn games site there ever was.

We had a good run, though. Best of luck fellas!

Amen to that, Jon. Hope you're doing well :)

Thanks for everything guys. As already said, the best damn games site there ever was. I wish you the best in everything you do. An absolutely amazing group of guys.

I thank you for everything Jon, Carl, Matt & Brendan.

MattGardner  Dec. 31, 2015 at 10:26

That pic of Toby casting off the cape, man...sad times. I shall console myself by pouring one out and listening to Jon sing a bit of Nero for old times' sake.


Best of luck dudes!

stevenjameshyde  Dec. 31, 2015 at 10:44

Best of luck to all the staff in their future endeavours. I suspect it'll be a while before I find somewhere else whose reviews entertain, inform and provide bulletproof recommendations in the way that this site has over the years. It's been fun

CarlPhillips  Dec. 31, 2015 at 11:36

Thanks for the well wishes, all! Who knows what the future will bring but [SHAMELESSS PLUG ALERT] I will posting any gaming ramblings over on my personal site Digital Outburst For the foreseeable future. I plan to continue to post the same sort of content I used to here.

I'm hoping to bring a few familiar faces back for some guest appearances here & there (yes, Matt & Jon, I'M LOOKING AT YOU) but that's a task for next year. Which is tomorrow. Look, I'm taking the rest of the day off AND YOU CAN'T STOP ME.

bggriffiths  Dec. 31, 2015 at 11:50

A sad day, for us all at Dealspwn, but it's been a blast while it lasted. As Carl said, a massive thanks to our readers and all the staff over the years. This is what I get for saying I don't have enough time to play my own games any more!

All is not lost though, Carl's excellent talents will continue to flourish at http://www.digitaloutburst.net and you'll be able to see what I'm up to on my site, http://www.nosleepgamer.com.

As a big Rocky fan, I can't resist a bit of "It ain't over until it's over." Yes, Dealspwn.com is going, but maybe something else is coming. Stay tuned, I'll have more info for you in February, but don't go deleting Dealspwn from your Twitter or Facebook just yet.

Have a great 2016 (and beyond) folks. It's been a privilege.

UPDATE: Btw, I'll be looking to take on some volunteer staff for anything from reviews to features, so get in touch if you've ever fancied writing about games (and maybe films) via [email protected]

Last edited by bggriffiths, Dec. 31, 2015 at 12:11
Late  Dec. 31, 2015 at 11:59


Late  Dec. 31, 2015 at 12:11

Damn, folks, it's the end of an era. (Why the hell is my tablet trying to correct "damn" to "DAMNBUTTHATSSOMESOPEASSSHIT"?! I've never typed that in my life (and besides - it has a typo) - I don't get technology sometimes!) I digress...

Best of luck, Carl and Brendan. You guys, and the former staff, have done a great job of keeping us entertained and informed in equal measures, and I'll sorely miss the site. It's one of only five sites I have in my bookmarks - which probably says as much about me as it does about dealspwn.

Will keep an eye on http://www.digitaloutburst.net and http://www.nosleepgamer.com and check back here from time to time in the hopes of a miraculous reincarnation.

All the best for 2016, everyone.

Tsung  Dec. 31, 2015 at 12:13

Sad news indeed :'(

HUKD is ok, but full of extra fluff.. Dealspwn was really the filter I required to sort the wheat from the chaff.

Best of luck to the staff, I've bookmarked the "other" sites :D

Last edited by Tsung, Dec. 31, 2015 at 12:14
addssaaa  Dec. 31, 2015 at 14:00

Just recently discovered the site and I'm sad to hear it's already over. It was fun while it lasted. Actually preferred this site to HUKD and i was a daily visitor. Thanks for the good times and happy New Year from Germany!

kinkinkaid  Dec. 31, 2015 at 14:03

Sad, sad day indeed :(
Ive been a fan of the site pretty much since day one and visit it almost every day for my gaming related needs. Gutted!
But I understand nothing lasts forever.

Wishing everyone all the best for their future endevours.
Toby, you are free now! Fly Toby, fly!!!!

Doors  Dec. 31, 2015 at 15:23

Awwww guys sad news.

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your entertaining and informative blog for ages but only dipping in to comment occasionally. I found that your views and sense of humours were similar to my own and I will miss it.

All the best for the future!

Crazy Jamie  Dec. 31, 2015 at 16:12

Best of luck for the future, guys. I'm speaking about all current and previous writers when I say that the reviews on this site really did become my the only thing that I really paid any attention to when buying new games. You guys really are excellent at what you do, and whilst I'm sad that this superb blog has to come to an end, I hope you move on to bigger and better things. Thanks for your efforts over the years. I'll certainly be keeping an eye on those two sites that have already been mentioned.

SkywalkerSenior  Dec. 31, 2015 at 16:53


FantasyDealSteve  Dec. 31, 2015 at 20:21

Ah, Shame to see this site go! It's been a pleasure working with you guys!

Have a great New Year. Good luck with your future endeavours!

[email protected]  Dec. 31, 2015 at 22:17

Very sad to hear.
Good luck to all the Dealspwn staff.

I will miss your frank, honest articles.

blaze83  Jan. 1, 2016 at 01:34

Gutted, Good luck to everyone who worked on the site..... one of the best damn sites out there. You shall be missed :(

Quietus  Jan. 1, 2016 at 01:48

Good luck, guys. Thanks for the info over the years, and for my Kisai 7 watch!:D

Zeipher  Jan. 1, 2016 at 01:59


Well that's a shame... :( My go to site for so many years!

Lard  Jan. 1, 2016 at 09:25

Such a shame, all the best for the future guys

Jaffo  Jan. 1, 2016 at 09:48

Wow, that was a bit out of the blue! Sorry to see the site go. Best of luck for your future endeavours.

tr0r  Jan. 1, 2016 at 15:27

Damn shame, but not completely unexpected. Things have been a bit on the slow side recently. Thanks for everything and best of luck to all involved.

pike0  Jan. 1, 2016 at 18:44

Literally the only gaming site I ever look at :( now what am I going to do :( all the best!

Nintendad  Jan. 2, 2016 at 17:34

Quite simply: Gutted.
Best wishes to you all for a happy, successful and prosperous future.


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