Month: July 2010

Burying the Lede

Burying the Lede

Dumping out my bookmarks folder before heading off to a weekend in York. I’m mentioned briefly in this four–part series on the state of game journalism, written by a guy just getting into the business. He seems very eager to learn, and also very perceptive. Rare responds to the MundoRare fansite closing (mentioned here) with […]

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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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Burying the Lede

Burying the Lede

Whoops, forgot to post this yesterday. Here’s an extra-long edition to make up for it. IGN takes a page from Giant Bomb’s playbook — and it’s a pretty smart page to take! Destructoid’s Nick Chester discusses why our job inevitably leads to owning a ton of night shirts that you can never wear in public. Presenting […]

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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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Burying the Lede

Burying the Lede

While I wasn’t looking, Kill Screen magazine went ahead and printed their second issue, which they maddeningly call “Issue 1.” If you can resist it after reading the excerpts, I do not want to be your friend anymore. I never got to read the British PC Zone magazine before it got shuttered earlier this month, […]

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The Game Beat @ GSW

The Game Beat column on Gamasutra/GameSetWatch

I’ve been teasing this on my Twitter feed for a bit and I’m quite happy to be able to announce it today — The Game Beat now has a bi-weekly column crossposted on Gamasutra and GameSetWatch. The first one, which went up today, is about how many critics seem preoccupied with the short length of […]

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Burying the Lede

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. Didja miss me? Three weeks worth of links to catch up on, so these will be a little longer than normal for a while. Freelancer extraordinaire Chris […]

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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

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. What a video game blog would have looked like in 1992. Along the same lines, one blogger is recapping classic game mags from a modern perspective. Looks […]

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Burying the Lede

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. I suppose I should be humbled and impressed by this well worded and carefully reconsidered opinion but part of me just feel like screaming “WE WIN WE […]

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