I'm Stepping Down as Editor-in-Chief

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor October 1, 2014
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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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Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (36)

chefmadness 7 years ago
So glad you are leaving! Didn't like you any way! Thank god Magic Man is back!

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Flevalt 7 years ago
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.

SiiKGaming 7 years ago
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. ''

hackman 7 years ago
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 ;-)

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!

tolshortte 7 years ago
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.

Jellopy 7 years ago
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.

TwoDigitScout 7 years ago
Nice, I like the Breakfast Club touch.

googlyit 7 years ago
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.

fromhelll 7 years ago
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.

Cryless 7 years ago
Good luck in the future and I wish you all the best!
You did a great job and we really appreciate it :)

Merkadis 7 years ago
... what the hell, sigh oh well as long as you feel like doing it, do it.

Saiyer 7 years ago
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.

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Apoth 7 years ago
seriously your name is michael byrne? cause that is my exact name too... not kidding.

Pennlion 7 years ago
Best of luck on your new endevours and thanks for your work here.

DirTek 7 years ago
Magicman is back!

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

Elesion 7 years ago
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 :) <3

Adrian87 7 years ago
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.

Jokul 7 years ago
Why is magicman back?

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MrFluffySheep 7 years ago
Your First Looks are the best!!!!!!!!! Hope your new work doesn't hinder you from making more!

Unmarked 7 years ago
Damnit spunkify i thought you were leaving mmobomb don't scare me like that

Vec1ple 7 years ago
Cya bud, not gonna be the same without u

sadmanex 7 years ago
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

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zoren 7 years ago
alright man ya had a good run, see ya :D

Spammie 7 years ago
Well good luck on your up and coming project :) 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 !

Mircea 7 years ago
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 .

OMGFrogz 7 years ago
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!

NorthwindGaming 7 years ago
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!

Hantzie 7 years ago
Good luck Spunkify! :) i was expecting this since Magicman is back but i had hope to see you work together, that would be epic!

Phaerless 7 years ago
See ya Spunk i'm sure we meet again soon.(community manager???!) Here or in some random MMO game encounters. ;) You have a good one.

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

RenTheRose 7 years ago
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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