Originally, I wanted this post to be about the many different thoughts and experiences garnered from the ownership of Game On, as well as an explanation of how we ended up where we are now and defend against the many different theories behind the closure of the store. However, I soon realized after organizing my points that no matter what I put here, no one would be swayed by my words, and that few people will even listen to the ramblings of a disappearing businessí owner.
Who am I? I am the one who originally brought the idea of the store to the forefront, one of the two financial backers of the store, and one of the three owners. I am the one with the blond hair that usually manned the store during the day on Saturdays with my wife and some evenings during the week. I am Brian, a.k.a, DW Magus.
It has been over four years since we began the idea of this store. Four years of immense amounts of time, money, and energy put into this. In the end, I would say without a doubt, that owning this store was definitely worth it. I donít regret a single moment of my decision to do this, and if I were to go back and make the decision while knowing what I know now, I would still make the same call.
I realized that with this venture, that I have some really great friends, and people who are willing to put much on the line just to see a dream of come to reality. Nevermind the fact that others may have had their own reasons for helping, it still felt like they were doing it for me. There is no thanks great enough that I can give to those who did this and made it all possible. From every trying moment to every happy celebration, this has been an adventure. I even realized that some people who I thought were friends were actually much, much more.
Iíve worked many jobs; package handler at UPS, ticket handler at Dave and Busterís, and even a sysadmin at the City and County of Denver. It pains me all the time to see people that are content with their job doing manual labor, or barely earning enough to scrape by. We can achieve much more than this. Weíre worth more than breaking our backs to barely be able to pay rent. It is this feeling that pushed me into wanting to do, and be more. Sometimes you just have to take a blind leap of faith and hope youíll land on your feet. I know the business ultimately closed down, but I donít feel I failed that. I feel as though I landed on my feet and ran for quite a bit. Next time, Iíll run even farther.
So in the end, thank you to all those who made this place a great store to own and game at. As for the rest? I donít have any words for you. While the doors to the store known as Game On! closed for the final time, a new chapter is opening up, and you can bet that Iíll do even better than this, and I will never forgot everything you all did for me, and what it means to be successful. You have all given me far more than I could have ever hoped to have.
Game On! fellow gamers. DW out.