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2006 Spike TV VGAs lateblogging

I know, I know, I just said I have nothing more meaningful to say after covering these awards for three years, but I couldn’t help going out on my favorite event of the gaming media year (my favorite event to make fun of, that is). So as a way of passing the torch to Mr. […]

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All Good Things…

(Yes, I’m that much of a dork) After a lot of soul-searching, I’ve decided to stop contributing regular updates to Video Game Media Watch. Many of you have no doubt assumed this after months without an word from me, but it was far from a foregone conclusion. Initially, I took a short break from the […]

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VGMWatch Editor Search

As you all know, Kyle Orland has been very busy with several side freelance projects with various game media outlets. As a result, recent updates for VGMWatch.com have unfortunately fallen behind. VGMWatch.com has wanted to expand its writing team for quite some time now. We’re looking for additional journalists with a keen eye for analyzing […]

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A Purist Gamer’s Manifesto

Just a quick note: I’d like to welcome you all to check out a provocative editorial published by VGMWatch.com’s sister publication NintendoNow.com. http://nintendonow.e-mpire.com/index.php?categoryid=6&m_articles_articleid=3955 Among other items, the article argues that polarization of the gaming industry is needed. A resulting culture of healthy debate will ensure the survival and expansion of the gaming industry. The article […]

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VGMWatch Has a Baby Sister

Folks, say hello to VGMWatch.com’s new sister-publication, VGMNEWS.com. While VGMWatch analyzes the world of the game media, VGMNEWS provides a no-nonsense approach to the latest breaking news from around the industry. This publication is designed to be a hub for gamers and journalists looking to keep up to speed on all the latest happenings in […]

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IGN Plays Dummy Article

I have no recollection of where I found this link, but its existence made me smile when I saw it sitting in my bookmarks today. I hope it does the same for you.

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Battle of the Bully Descriptions

“Is a video game that glorifies bullying suitable for Florida teenagers? A circuit court judge in Miami-Dade County hopes to figure that out this afternoon.” -Bridget Carey, who has not played the game, in the Miami Herald “Except — whoops — here’s the thing: It turns out the game doesn’t glorify bullying at all.” -Clive […]

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Competition Diss of the Moment

“Still, this feels more like an opportunity missed than something that demystifies an industry that suffers from more than its fair share of working myths” -A review of Paid to Play in the latest Edge Magazine (November 206, #168, pg. 22). The issue comes with a 32-page guide to working in the game industry titled […]

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Misleading Headline of the Moment

My jaw almost dropped to the floor this morning when my newsreader showed me the Washington Post headline “Sony Cuts Price of PlayStation 3 to $410.” Quickly skimming through for the details, it was not until paragraph four that I realized the story was referring to the Japanese price, and not the North American price […]

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