Over the last couple of days I have read a number of rumours that Games Workshop are to stop production of the iconic gaming magazine White Dwarf. At first I thought this some sick April Fool style joke, but as days have moved on, further reports and now an official press release have confirmed it.
Earlier today I called into WHSmiths and tried to buy a current copy but was not able to find one (this will be an issue to keep and tell your Grand Children about!)
I have mixed views on the demise of White Dwarf as for some time I have not enjoyed the content or (new) format and therefore not purchased a copy. In fact I have been donating some of my later issues to the works canteen.
My head says good riddance, my heart is pulling in a different direction as I cannot help but look back (with rose tinted glasses) at the 'hey day' of White Dwarf, when I would eagerly search out the latest issue to read (and sometimes re-read) from cover to cover. Some twenty/thirty or more years on I still have my collection of early WD magazines (stored in box files in the attic) and doubt I will ever get rid of them.
Today, I feel that trends in wargaming (or as GW would call it - The Hobby) are moving away from paper based products to more electronic - as a bit of a 'dinosaur', I regret the demise of WD and although not shedding a tear, I am a little sad at its demise
However, as has been shown in the past GW do have a track record of surprising us. For more information please see this link. And now this link.
Rest in Peace White Dwarf. You will be missed.....