August is usually a slow month in the gaming press, with journalists easing down from E3 and gearing up for the impending holiday season. That hasn’t seemed true this year, with Leipzig’s Games Convention, a slew of high-profile Xbox Live Arcade titles and the upcoming Penny Arcade Expo keeping gaming newsrooms humming. The introspective month of August has also been a busy time for game journalists talking about game journalism itself. Some highlights and commentary from around the Web:

  • Why game critics aren’t elitist snobs (and why this is a bad thing)
  • Behind the Scenes at EGM and 1UP
  • New guitar gaming mag shows signs of life in the print industry
  • Movers and Shakers: Geoff Keighley promoted

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