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Piq Canceled After 4 Issues. Anyone really care or too surprised that it didn't last.

#1 User is offline   Mock-Kappa 

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 03:01 PM

For those who don't know PiQ magazine was canceled due to suppose to "a combination of low advertising revenue, poor business management and a lack of proper marketing and promotion all hamstrung the magazine from the start."

http://www.piqmag.co...issue/#comments
Not really trying to bad mouth PiQ magzine but, come on they tried to replace Newtype USA with a broader non-sport magazine that was almost as cookie cutter as many other magzines on the same subjects (ie, GEEK Monthly or Play ). Even from the start , there was fan backlash from it's almost with out warning replacement of a great ( even though kinda pricey )magazine. They had the gall to right off the bat have in their repalcement magazine an article on the Death of Anime. Ya, thats a great way to win over fans of an Anime Magazine.
It will be interesting to see how long it will take them to refund subscriptions.

I mean don't get me wrong I actually was getting use to it, but I'm not that surpised that it was canceled.
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:47 AM

I agree with pretty much everything you wrote there. I miss Newtype, and while PiQ wasn't a page-for-page replacement, it was something to read.

I wonder how they will handle the subscription refunds. Hopefully that won't be a big mess. Now I need something else to read. :P

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