It only seems yesterday that I registered the domain xboxic.com, aiming to provide something to people I had been missing up until that day: a thorough and complete news source for everything related to Microsoft’s Xbox consoles, presented with the light and accessible writing style of popular blogs like Joystiq. I did not have any long term plans except possibly hoping someone would notice what I was doing.
A mere 5 months later we broke the milestone of 1 million pageviews in May this year, we had started doing regular reviews and we were being linked from other news sites on a daily basis. Okay, someone noticed what we were doing it seems. Today October 1st we’re more or less 9 months online, we migrated to our own dedicated heavyweight server, we broke the 2 million pageviews big time last month, and we have a 14 man crew busy keeping all you guys out there informed about everything happening in the world of Xbox in the familiar style you know from us. Definitely someone noticed what we were doing.
Today it’s time for the next step in our WDP: I present you the ICGamers network, consisting of Xboxic, Playstatic and Nintendic, aggregated under the common ICGamers site. We’ve been running the new sites in secret for a while now, and we’re confident that our coverage of Nintendo and Playstation news will be on the same level as our Xbox news.
Although we’ve done quite some testing it’s obviously possible that some things go wrong: don’t hesitate to drop us a line in our feedback forum if it does and we’ll fix it as soon as possible. Expect more changes in the future concerning forum and Wiki, although we’re in no hurry there. Meanwhile, thanks all for bringing us where we are today, and we hope to continue writing for you for a long time to come!