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Embargoes, visualized

Unfortunately this shot doesn’t capture the timestamps for these entries, but by my RSS reader’s count that’s 18 posts from 11 sources, all bubbling up within minutes of each other (and I probably could have found more). “Blanket coverage” seems insufficient.

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How game publishers Captivate journalists with junkets

Editor’s Note: This article was originally commissioned by a major video game news outlet, then killed upon receipt because an editor thought it would “cause too many problems.” I present it here as it was presented to them. This April, a group of a few dozen game journalists flew off to a beautiful Hawaiian resort for a […]

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Who’s really hurt by Starcraft II’s review-free launch?

As I begin writing this, Starcraft II has been out for over a day and has exactly one review listed on GameRankings. This is practically unprecedented for a major, modern video game release. Mass Effect 2 had 27 online reviews listed on GameRankings by its Jan. 26 release date. Curious Super Mario Galaxy 2 shoppers had […]

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Not dead

Hey all, just wanted to let you know I haven’t forgotten about this blog and the daily Burying the Lede updates (or the more in-depth updates I’m theoretically still doing). What I did forget is to tell you that I’ll be away on an Italian holiday through next Monday, and then away covering the Develop […]

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Burying the Lede

Burying the Lede is a (hopefully) daily collection of interesting game-journalism-related links I’ve come across that don’t require a full post but that I still wanted to share. “There is nothing central to a game convention in chatting with semi-clothed models about sushi and what it’s like to wear a burqa.“ If I was making […]

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Burying the Lede is a (hopefully) daily collection of interesting game-journalism-related links I’ve come across that don’t require a full post but that I still wanted to share. The always-excellent Escapist is all about game journalism this week! You should read it all, of course, but I especially recommend Kieron Gillen talking about the post-New-Games-Journalism-games-journalism […]

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Burying the Lede

Burying the Lede is a (hopefully) daily collection of interesting game-journalism-related links I’ve come across that don’t require a full post but that I still wanted to share. How a rumor becomes a fact becomes a correction. Also from the routinely excellent GJAIF, an entertaining look at what game magazines might look like if they […]

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Burying the Lede is a (hopefully) daily collection of interesting game-journalism-related links I’ve come across that don’t require a full post but that I still wanted to share. How do you get people to try out a new video game magazine associated with a major retail chain? Well, $145 in coupons ought to do it. […]

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Burying the Lede is a (hopefully) daily collection of interesting game-journalism-related links I’ve come across that don’t require a full post but that I still wanted to share. How did I not notice until just now that G4’s Olivia Munn is trying out for a Daily Show spot? Anyone in America want to watch her first bit […]

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Burying the Lede is a (hopefully) daily collection of interesting game-journalism-related links I’ve come across that don’t require a full post but that I still wanted to share. The New York Times follow up a glowing Sunday Book Review take on Tom Bissell’s Extra Lives with a harsh daily edition review. I’ve been waiting until […]

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