Day: January 26, 2005

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The PSP, the DS and "Preview Bias"

Ombudsman reader Benny Torres recently sent me an e-mail airing his concerns that bias was creeping in to Electronic Gaming Monthly’s coverage of the battle between the PSP and Nintendo DS. Torres says that recent coverage in EGM and on 1up.com has let the “PSP gets away with awesome previews and forecasts for games … […]

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"Preview Bias" Sidebar: the Bias See-saw

Note: Please read in the context of the original article. In his e-mail response, Shoe also addressed Torres’ specific concern that “the DS has always been met with ‘approach with caution’ wording [in EGM] … whereas the PSP has always been worded as ‘it’s so cool we know your going to buy it anyways’ wording.” […]

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Spike Awards Set to Bump Subscriptions Up

Cruising around Gamestop today, I noticed an ad promoting Game Informer‘s win for “best gaming magazine” at the recent Spike TV Video Game Awards adorning nearly every page (here’s a more permanent link to the ad in case Gamestop takes it down). Game Informer subscriptions and issues are sold exclusively through Gamestop stores, so it’s […]

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