Staff changes at Bit-tech and Bit-gamer

Written by James Gorbold

January 6, 2012 // 1:22 p.m.

Tags: #2012 #changes-at-bit-tech #the-future

As some rumours have started to circulate the industry about the future of bit-tech and bit-gamer I wanted to take this opportunity to explain what is really going on.

Most importantly I can confirm that Dennis Publishing does intend to keep publishing both bit-tech and bit-gamer.

However, the current editorial team that produces both publications is being replaced, and from 7 January onwards both publications will be produced by external freelancers who are under contract to Dennis.

This means, having written and edited the sites for two and a half years and been a member of the forum for much longer than that, that I’m moving onto pastures new. Some of the very talented team that I've built up over the years are intending to continue writing articles on a freelance basis, however - you should still see Harry and Joe's names on the top of articles, for example.

I’d like to thank all the readers for your support and feedback over the years. I for one have really enjoyed making bit-tech and bit-gamer for you. In particular, meeting so many readers over the years to discuss our favourite subject (our PCs) has been fantastic. Whether it be at the overclocking events we’ve organised over the years or the recent LITS show in London or by email, phone or our forum, it was a pleasure to meet you all.

I’d also like to thank all our partners in the industry which have supported us with product samples, technical help and ideas over the years. It would unfair to single out any individuals or particular companies, but I'd particularly like to thank the letters A, B, C, D, E, I, J, M, N, P, R and S.

No journalist likes to think too much about advertising, but I’d also like to thank all the companies that have supported the site over the years – without you we wouldn’t have been able to spend nearly as much time as we did devising new ways to torture your kit.

Before I bow out I'd like to introduce the new editor of the site, Simon Brew, a very talented journalist that I've had the pleasure of knowing for many years. I wish him the best of luck.

In his own words 'I don’t want to take up too much of your time, but wanted to say a quick hello. I’m Simon, and I’m properly stepping into the land of bit-tech from Monday 9 January. It’s a real pleasure to be able to do so, and I’m looking forward to it greatly. What I most want to say, though, is a big thank you, and a sad farewell to James. He’s been both helpful and greatly supportive of me, and I’m well aware I’ve got very big boots to fill.

To him, and to the
bit-tech team, my thanks. And I’ll see you all on Monday... '

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