The GameStar workforce needs you a Merry Christmas!

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We are still in the home office most of the time. Therefore, instead of the classic team photo, there is a team photo (badumtss).
Most of the time we’re nonetheless within the residence workplace. Therefore, as a substitute of the traditional workforce picture, there’s a workforce picture (Badumtss).

Dear Pointmmo readers,

We had truly hoped to have the ability to look again on this yr in a extra optimistic mild than was the case with the final two Christmas greetings. But sadly, the fact is completely different. The corona pandemic is way from over, the Ukraine battle has been raging for greater than ten months now, and inflation is giving us all a tough time.

This impacts not solely our skilled and on a regular basis life, but additionally probably the most stunning pastime on the earth. Developer studios from Ukraine needed to flee to security, rising electrical energy costs make us take into consideration energy-saving measures in gaming, and nonetheless one game postponement follows one other.

All PC games delayed in 2022 and 2023.But not the whole lot was disastrous in 2022, and though we’ll have to attend till 2023 for a Diablo 4, for instance, there have been some vivid spots in gaming heaven. Elden Ring, for instance, not solely delighted die-hard followers of From Software games in February, but additionally drew in an entire lot of open-world fanatics and Souls newbies.

The long-awaited Korean MMO Lost Ark additionally lastly made it to the West and skilled such an enormous rush in February for its launch that many voluntarily waited in queues for hours to plunge into the adventures of Arkesia.

And the extra typically the massive games shifted, the extra highlight was left for the smaller, however no much less nice, game gems like Cult of the Lamb, A Plague Tale: Requiem, Stray or the long-awaited and now lastly formally launched on Steam Dwarf Fortress.

A construction game masterpiece that will outlive us all

What moved the editorial workforce in 2022

Of course, it wasn’t simply PC games that noticed loads of optimistic issues. There have additionally been some adjustments within the editorial workforce since final yr. For instance, colleague Dimi has been promoted to editorial director and has since been primarily chargeable for Pointmmo’s day-to-day enterprise. Since the top of 2021, our colleague Maurice has been a full-time streamer and exhibits you thrilling technique hits and secret suggestions from Tuesday to Saturday.

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And talking of the podcast founding workforce: While the opposite two are actually principally pursuing different duties, Micha has taken the podcast crown and as Head of Podcast ensures much more and much more thrilling audio content material.

For instance, a neat podcast about Diablo 4 and the primary impressions of Micha, Maurice and Fabiano:

Probably the most important growth within the Pointmmo cosmos is the creation of Pointmmo Tech. A very long time was spent planning within the background, placing collectively a workforce and constructing a brand new sub-website. Now the brand new division is lastly right here and offers you with thrilling information from the world of expertise and science day by day.

However, with all the expansion and alter, we won’t lose sight of the beginnings. So in September 2022, we celebrated our twenty fifth anniversary and may’t fairly imagine it ourselves but. 1 / 4 of a century of Pointmmo. Madness!

 

2023 can come – We are prepared

With correct social gathering ambiance, new lineup, nice workforce members and lots of thrilling game releases in 2023, we’re prepared for the brand new yr and subsequent quarter century. We proceed to do our greatest to get probably the most and most lovely out of your and our favourite pastime.

Fueling us on this effort is your enthusiasm for games, your suggestions, and your belief in us. You are the guts of Pointmmo and we could not do it with out you. We would due to this fact wish to thanks. For your loyalty, your constructive criticism and your dedication to creating Pointmmo just a little bit higher day by day.

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The Pointmmo team wishes you a Merry Christmas

The Pointmmo workforce needs Merry Christmas

In 2022, we have already achieved quite a bit collectively. Now we’ll chow down on some cookies as a reward, perhaps plant ourselves beneath the Christmas tree with Steam Deck or Switch, and put our ft up for a second in order that 2023 can get again on observe.

We want you a Merry Christmas, a couple of stress-free days along with your family members, and naturally, as all the time, a lot of enjoyable gaming!

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