Year: 2005

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Boldly Going Where Plenty Have Gone Before

Not sure how I missed this for so long, but on Monday the Hollywood Reporter reported that G4 is drifting even farther from its video game focus by picking up syndication rights to Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation. What’s more, the article suggests Comcast (G4’s owner) may be giving up the ghost […]

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As Goes Google, So Goes The Web

Gaming Web sites intent on increasing their traffic from Google Google News should check out the fourth most searched term of 2005 on as reported in the recent Google Zeitgeist. I’ll give you a hint… it’s not Nintendo Revolution.

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Another Pet Peeve

I like the way PSM devotes some space in their introductory Pulse section to let the editors tell you what games have what games have been taking up their time lately. It gives a little more insight into the editors’ tastes, and gives a little more ink to worthy games that might not be reviewed […]

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Yet Another Year in Review Story

If you don’t read Next Generation (and if you don’t you really should and I’m not just saying that because I get paid to write for them although how do you know you don’t but really they’re very good) you probably missed my media year in review article for the site. Basically reads like a […]

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Press Release Moment of Santa-threatening Zen

“‘Once we release Dr. Sudoku for the Game Boy Advance, the Fat Man better watch out!’ asserted Bill Swartz, Head Woof at Mastiff. ‘Sure, he’s riding high now, with his reindeer, television specials, and elves, but December has to end some time – and that’s when Sudoku fever will take over!’” Fair warning. P.S. “December […]

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Monkey Business

What if other games were reviewed in the style of the worst video game reviews? it might look something like this hillarious review of Barrel of Monkeys over at Board Game Geek.

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The Original Game Journalist

I really wish I had gotten to this first, but Gamasutra has an interview with Bill Kunkel, co-founder of Electronic Games, the first purely video game magazine in the United States. Kunkel has plenty of tales to tell from his days as journalist, game designer, strategy guide writer, Internet boom victim, and professor. The best […]

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Game Journalism Gets a “Shoe” to the Head

When Dan Hsu led off the latest editorial in Electronic Gaming Monthly (#199, January 2006) with “my industry pisses me off,” I knew it was going to be interesting. Sure enough, in the following paragraphs, Dan Hsu paints a picture of widespread ethical misconduct that he says has infected parts of the video game journalism […]

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Paying the Piper

The good folks at MSNBC were kind enough to include VGMWatch in a fairly major ad buy, so I figure the least I can do is direct you to this post which includes video trailers of their “Digital Day” programming in iPod and PSP format. Download multiple copies… it makes a great holiday gift!

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The Lighter Side Of Video Game News

With the widespread success of satirical shows like The Daily Show and Web sites like The Onion, fake news has begun to rival real news in terms of popularity. Into this environment comes The Game Rag, a hillarious new site setting out to be “the Onion of video game news,” according to creator Nathan Smart. […]

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