- Well lookie who has the sixth biggest magazine in America. Circulation has more than doubled since 2005, when it was 26th. Amazing what prominent placement in 5,000 game stores can do.
- As a briefly-visiting Yank, I feel unqualified to comment on the British Game Media Award nominations. Instead, I'll just link to a piece I did on the first GMAs in 2007.
- Haven't seen Issue 1 (really the second issue) of Kill Screen yet, but it's getting some nice reviews. That said, it is still expensive.
- Ebert may have made his peace, but the rhetorical war between movie reviews and gamers continues.
- It takes guts for a game journalist to admit something like this. I wrote a column on the topic over three years ago.
- I find it kind of amazing that ESPN, and not some enthusiast gaming outlet, published this great look at the history of the Madden franchise.
- Can't wait to get back to the U.S. so I can watch Moral Kombat on Hulu. Supposed to be one of the better game documentaries.
- Speaking of the U.S., we need a PC game downloads chart like this in the U.S. Heck, we need one for consoles too.
- Well I'll be... I guess you can't, at that.
- "But every year, we also face the same annual dilemma: how do we effectively 'review' a game experience that, like an MMO or an epic 50-hour RPG, changes and evolves as you play it?" Check out GamePro's innovative answer.
- "Arguments have raged for centuries over whether books can really be art. But with its hypnotic elbow jerking and heavily chorused guitar solos, Chevy Brayne puts that issue definitively to rest."
- "It’s rare as a games journalist that you find yourself sitting in a hall, knowing you’re there for an announcement, without a single clue what the game actually is."
- "It's very much about not repeating oneself." I love you sometimes, @GameJournos.
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Kyle Orland has been writing about video games (and video game journalism itself) professionally for a wide variety of outlets for nearly a decade. He's the author of Wii for Dummies and the co-author of The Videogame Style Guide and Reference Manual. His favorite game of all time is Super Mario 64.
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