Month: May 2008

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PressSpotting: The May Round-up

I look at a few game journalism issues that almost feel through the cracks in May, including a game media firestorm around Headline News’ Glenn Beck, a dead rumor site written by a mysterious “Surfer Girl,” and an “Influencer Network” meant to subtly influence the influencers. (full article)

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PressSpotting: What We Writ About Wii Fit

Was it really just a few weeks ago that some corners of the mainstream media were warning about how Grand Theft Auto IV was training an entire generation of immoral killers? It seems like ancient history now that the video game coverage narrative has shifted over to Nintendo’s Wii Fit, the savior of a generation […]

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PressSpotting: Rockin’ out with MTV’s Stephen Totilo

In a previous life, Stephen Totilo helped create Hogan Knows Best. Seriously. It may seem odd to think about it now, but before he became MTV News’ first full-time video game reporter, Totilo was one of the people behind the idea for the pro-wrestler-based reality show. After his departure from the project nearly three years […]

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PressSpotting: Grand Theft Coverage

On April 28, the front page story on the New York Times’ Arts section wasn’t about a new Broadway play or a hot new CD or even a blockbuster summer movie. It was a balanced, 1,100-word review of Grand Theft Auto IV that described the game as a “violent, intelligent, profane, endearing, obnoxious, sly, richly […]

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