Spunkify-Editor-in-Chief

Yes, amidst all the exciting news regarding the website’s latest improvements and the return of one of MMOBomb’s most beloved editors, I’ll be taking this opportunity to relinquish my post as Editor-in-Chief in order to pursue a new opportunity in the gaming industry. In my place, Michael “Magicman” Byrne will be stepping up to the plate, once more, as MMOBomb’s Editor-in-Chief.

Inevitably, when someone writes a post like this there’s always a flurry of speculation as to why exactly that person is leaving. In order to prevent that, I will say that absolutely nothing bad has happened behind the scenes here and in fact, I was the one who felt it was time for me to move on. For the last 2+ years I have lived, breathed, and dreamed MMOBomb. During that time, I’ve had some of the best experiences anyone could ever ask for, while interacting with some of the best staff and community members anyone could have asked for. In fact, technically, I’m not leaving at all. I’ll still be a part of the video team, where I will continue to produce First Looks from time to time; covering some of the latest Free-to-Play games out there.

Running a gaming website is a two-way street. You cannot succeed without listening to your viewers, and I’ve always made it a point to read all of your comments from our forums, Youtube, Twitter, email and news posts. Both MMOBomb and myself would not be where we are today without your passionate input, and I thank you for that.

As for what I’ll be doing next, you can find me over at My.com, where I’ll be taking up the position of Community Manager on the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge. That means I’ll be interacting on a daily basis with gamers like you, on a project I know many of you are already looking forward to. For obvious reasons, I won’t be doing First Looks for My.com games.

In the meantime, feel free to catch me around on MMOBomb’s forums or through my Twitter @Spunkify.

Until next time,

Spunkify out, later guys.

see-you-around

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  1. chefmadness on October 25, 2014

    So glad you are leaving! Didn’t like you any way! Thank god Magic Man is back!

    • Agreiver on January 23, 2015

      Really? That’s harsh, he’s a cool guy..

  2. Flevalt on October 20, 2014

    Community Manager for Skyforge.
    Let’s hope the game will see a smooth start so you don’t get torn appart by an angry mob.
    See you on the other side.

  3. SiiKGaming on October 16, 2014

    Apparently more than half of the people didn’t bother reading the whole thing, did you? It’s clearly saying he’s not leaving MMOBomb but you guys obviously were too lazy to read everything…

    ” I’ll still be a part of the video team, where I will continue to produce First Looks from time to time; covering some of the latest Free-to-Play games out there. ”

  4. hackman on October 5, 2014

    Spunkify, you did an amazing Job here, and I always enjoyed your First Look videos and articles. Some were really great, like the OmD unchained or Fortnite coverage. I always felt hat you cared to present as much detail as possible and did your research first.
    Hope to see more stuff from you here. Skyforge isn’t bad either, but I’m sure you’ll get bored soon and come back πŸ˜‰

    Also excited to see Magicman back, I loved his videos, F2Pcast was theBomb, but most of all I liked the one where he sat outside in the cold with his laptop! Classic!

  5. tolshortte on October 4, 2014

    really Spunk? after all of your hard work to get this site where it is? you were just getting over the Magicman hump.

    glad to see MM back, don’t get me wrong. just seems like MMOBOMB was getting over the last shift of direction. wish you the best, hope it works out for you.

  6. Jellopy on October 3, 2014

    Oh no way, magic is back which is awesome but I for one was growing fond of spunk as well, gonna suck seeing you go. But also, welcome back MM, I missed the big return.

  7. TwoDigitScout on October 3, 2014

    Nice, I like the Breakfast Club touch.

  8. googlyit on October 2, 2014

    This sites design took spill for worst. Magic man left as if hr was busy with rl things. He was playing games on anothersite (suckier than here). Now back, but he never was interesting as dry, bland douchy balance to the more zamy other staff. Since no one from before rests… Its just going to be dry n meh. With a site 2 months behind current news. Wanna blow socks off… Find Omer.

  9. fromhelll on October 2, 2014

    Looks like most people didn’t actually read the whole thing XD
    Glad to see you’ll still be around, i’m sure the changes will work out for the better.

  10. Cryless on October 2, 2014

    Good luck in the future and I wish you all the best!
    You did a great job and we really appreciate it πŸ™‚

  11. Merkadis on October 2, 2014

    … what the hell, sigh oh well as long as you feel like doing it, do it.

  12. Saiyer on October 2, 2014

    To be honest, I’m glad you’re stepping down. But it’s not out of spite, but rather I’m just not a fan of your style. I was a Magicman fan, and still remain as one. ‘Course I’m not as closed minded as to say Magicman is love, Magicman is life…but rather I’m used to his way of things. Despite this, I’m actually really grateful for the work and dedication you put into MMOBomb, Spunkify. Maybe not everyone was a fan of yours but you still bit the bullet and got us our MMO news. Hope your next step leads to greater things and leads you to where you wanna go. As far as I’m concerned you’re a pillar of MMO Bomb’s success.

    • Spunkify on October 2, 2014

      Thanks for your honesty Saiyer! Kind words like yours mean a lot to me. I will miss interacting with everyone here on a daily basis. You guys are like family.

  13. Apoth on October 2, 2014

    seriously your name is michael byrne? cause that is my exact name too… not kidding.

  14. Pennlion on October 2, 2014

    Best of luck on your new endevours and thanks for your work here.

  15. DirTek on October 2, 2014

    Magicman is back!

    No offense, you were an awesome editor in chief, but dammit, I missed Magicman.

  16. Elesion on October 2, 2014

    Sad to see you go man, followed you over from MMOHut! Can’t wait to see what you have waiting for you !

    Good luck and best wishes πŸ™‚ <3

  17. Adrian87 on October 2, 2014

    Looking forward to see what your future project is. Will keep following, more or less in the background, depending how much interest i will find in those projects.
    As a big MMOBomb fan i want to thank you for your work here and wish you best of luck with your future projects.

  18. Jokul on October 2, 2014

    Why is magicman back?

    • Merkadis on October 2, 2014

      Probably there he didn’t have as many fanboys as he does ’round here.

      • Magicman on October 2, 2014

        Haha! I actually still work “over there” as well πŸ™‚
        -Magicman

  19. MrFluffySheep on October 2, 2014

    Your First Looks are the best!!!!!!!!! Hope your new work doesn’t hinder you from making more!

  20. Unmarked on October 1, 2014

    Damnit spunkify i thought you were leaving mmobomb don’t scare me like that

  21. Vec1ple on October 1, 2014

    Cya bud, not gonna be the same without u

  22. sadmanex on October 1, 2014

    now this is awkward since i already get used to Spunkify review which is great and i love it.I will miss you man and hope you will do games review again

    • Spunkify Author on October 1, 2014

      Don’t worry! I will still be doing the occasional First Look here on MMOBomb, so you’ll see me around for sure.

      • Player 1 on October 2, 2014

        Supnky i want a son of yours T_T

  23. zoren on October 1, 2014

    alright man ya had a good run, see ya πŸ˜€

  24. Spammie on October 1, 2014

    Well good luck on your up and coming project πŸ™‚ as far as I am concerned I liked your videos and content you produced here, hope you do some more if you got the time ! Peace !

  25. Mircea on October 1, 2014

    I wish you the best Mr. Spunkify ,i have been great full for all the content you made since the time you were part of MMOHuts to when you went to MMOBomb , you introdusced me to many great MMO’s .
    I wish you the best of luck in your future projects , i’ll look forward to see what you will do in the future .

  26. OMGFrogz on October 1, 2014

    I guess Magicman is coming back. Hmm, the nostalgia.

    Good luck spunkify in your future endeavors, and you’ll always be a bomber. See ya on Twitch!

  27. NorthwindGaming on October 1, 2014

    It’s been fun, Spunky! Follow your dreams, you magical steed of a man!

    Serious though. Well done on doing what you want to do. It’s been a hell of a ride with you as EiC. I hope everything goes well with your new projects in mind!

  28. Hantzie on October 1, 2014

    Good luck Spunkify! πŸ™‚ i was expecting this since Magicman is back but i had hope to see you work together, that would be epic!

  29. Phaerless on October 1, 2014

    See ya Spunk i’m sure we meet again soon.(community manager???!) Here or in some random MMO game encounters. πŸ˜‰ You have a good one.

    Welcome back MagicMan, time to get MMObomb back to the level before you left.

  30. RenTheRose on October 1, 2014

    i hope the best for you spunkify been a member of this sight little before you joined the team go to see you become chief editor now i am seeing you step down it kinda makes me feel little old :p naa
    best of luck to you and ill have to say welcome back magic man we all missed you :p

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