Day: August 10, 2006

Video Game Media Watch Archives

One of these Things is Not Like the Other

Taken verbatim from the intro. for today’s Attack of the show on G4: “Snakes on a Plane week continues, as we get some in-flight guidance from Julianna Murgulies, Then, are violent video games dragging down society and corrupting the minds of America’s youth? Jack Thompson sure thinks so [cut to Jack Thompson] This type of […]

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Of the Moment
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Unintentional Double Meaning of the Moment

“By the time you read this, E3 will be a distant memory to most.” -Andy Mcnamara leads off his editorial in Game Informer issue 160 (Aug. 2006, Kane and Lynch cover) with some amazingly prescient words.

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Lede of the Moment

“This just in: Blu-Ray is dead.” -Luke Smith kicks of an article discussing Phil Harrison’s comment that he would be “amazed if the PS4 has a physical disk drive.”

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Games For Windows

I have a confession to make. I have remarkably little experience with PC-focused gaming magazines. Chalk it up to a childhood of ridiculously underpowered computers, but my gaming history consists almost exclusively of console gaming (and really old computer games). I’m also not a big fan of first person shooters or real-time strategy games, so […]

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‘Stiq-ing it to the Man

Some observant readers may have noticed that, as of today, I am the newest blogger for Weblogs Inc./AOL’s video game megablog Joystiq. Others of you probably think I’m incredibly arrogant for thinking anyone noticed something so stupid. Still others probably think I should stop putting words into the mouths of my readers and get to […]

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A Civil “Discussion” of Game Journalism

The past few weeks have seen another brief resurgence of “discussion” of the state of game journalism, this time brought on by a series of articles by GameDaily’s Chris Buffa. I put “discussion” in quotes above because the back-and-forth has generally consisted of Buffa giving his take on some problems with game journalism (and their […]

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