Day: December 8, 2004

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Do Bad Games Get Short Reviews?

Ombudsman reader (and general Curmudgeon) Matt Matthews wrote in a while ago to ask about “the relationship between popularity of a game and the number of pages that go into a review.” Specifically, Matthews pointed out that GameSpot’s review of the ultra-hyped Halo 2 was four pages, while “relatively lesser-known” (but still highly rated) Astro […]

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For Luigi, Press 2

I have to admit that I’ve been enjoying Kotaku quite a bit since Brian Crecente (of RedAssedBaboon) took over the regular posting duties. Besides giving ample coverage to stories about gamer culture and business, the site is full of insider nuggets on games jouralism. Take today’s post detailing a message left on Crecente’s machine by […]

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