Opinion - Ben Dutka
A fond farewell to our long time Editor in Chief, Mr. Ben Dutka.
"Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
- Dylan Thomas
I was trying to find the right words and realized that Dylan Thomas had done it for me already. Ben, you probably didn't realize this at the time, though perhaps you do now, you 'fathered' a community of gamers into being.
You'll be missed, and if/when PSXExtreme fades from view, it too will be sorely missed by it's community of long time, and not so longtime fans. Whether we post comments ourselves, contribute news or just watch from a distance reading the articles and comments, smiling and laughing at some, or railing against others, we all are part of a community that's been around for a decade or more.
Naturally, no Internet good bye can occur without an obligatory cat picture, so here you go everyone.
Stay tuned to PSXExtreme for news of a community forum coming soon.
Personally, I found PSXExtreme, somehow, at about the time PS3 launched. PSXExtreme quickly became my go-to news site for gaming, and the first place I read each day. Ben and Arnold too were among the best reviewers of games, and their views were always backed up by reasons. Well written articles, considered Opinion and Editorial pieces, even exclusive news pieces flowed over the years.
Sadly, my own life forced me to step back from a few things, but recently I had been able to return to PSXExtreme. It was like a homecoming in many respects, and for that, I thank you Ben, and especially the PSX Community that you fostered into being.
Thank you too for the opportunity to be a contributor to PSXExtreme.
Speaking for myself, and I suspect many, if not all of the members of our community here at PSX, I would like to thank you for all your effort and talented writing over the years; and bid you a fond farewell as you turn the page on your new chapter in life.
Everyone, let's all...
5/2/2016 2:03:16 PM Gordon Turner