Happy Holidays from USG, and Thanks Again for Your Amazing Support in 2018

2018 was a great year for USG. Here are some of the highlights!

I was a little nervous going into this year. How could we possibly top 2017, which included the launch of the Nintendo Switch and Breath of the Wild? As usual, though, we did just fine for ourselves, and we of course have all of you to thank.

It was once again a year of transition for USG. We welcomed aboard guides writer Jake Green, and we joined the ReedPop family, who also happen to run PAX. That new partnership has already started to pay dividends: We got the entire editorial team together at PAX West for a round of golf, and we got to host a packed panel about Mass Effect.

New hire Jake Green teaches me about British traditions.

That should be just the beginning. In 2019 we're going to be at PAX South as well, and we've got a lot of other potentially interesting projects on the docket as well. This is a remarkable opportunity for USG and I'm looking forward to making the most of it.

In the meantime, we were very busy on the editorial side as well. Here are some of the highlights:

It's been a great year all around for USG; but this time, I'm not nervous about what comes next. That's because 2019 is gonna be absolutely huge for this site. We've got a massive redesign inbound, big plans for PAX, and new hires planned, which should make next year the biggest one yet. But even as we grow, I promise we'll keep striving for the same mix of genuine passion and intelligent commentary that has been USG's calling card over the years.

Mike and Matt right before the show kicked off at E3 2018.

Thanks as always to Nadia, who continues to be the funniest member of the staff; Caty, who kept us all in line with her editing and wrote some great articles to boot; Mike, who killed it with his deep dives, and Matt, who keeps growing our news coverage year by year. And of course, a tip of the cap to Jake, Hirun, and Tom in the UK, who keep the lights on while we're all sleeping and work harder than anyone to make our guides great (and Hirun wrote some fantastic reviews, too).

Finally, thanks to our amazing community, who continue to be welcoming, passionate, and verbose. I'm always excited to see a large number of comments on an article, because I know I'm going to see massive but respectful discussions among long-time pillars like NiceGuyNeon. We're lucky to have you all.

Thank you again for your support. Happy holidays to you and yours, and we'll see you all in 2019.

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