Month: January 2006

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Local Tabloid Trumps Up VG Link in Shooting

Scanning the local news headlines this morning, I was pretty dismayed to see how a developing story about a youth shooting has taken the familiar turn towards subtly and inexplicably blaming violent video games. The story, which initially broke Wednesday, told of a Germantown, Md., eight-year-old who brought a gun into his day care and […]

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Ironic Headline Juxtaposition of the Moment

Nintendo UK Boss Reitterates: No Nintendo DS Redesign (10:43 AM, Wednesday, January 25, 2006) Nintendo DS Lite Announced! (2:31 AM, Thursday, January 26, 2006 ) -Headlines of adjacent stories on DSHacker.com (Thanks to the smart, benevolent and above all funny Nathan Smart for pointing me to this)

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Journalists vs. PR — Where Do You Stand?

What good is having a loyal readership full of video game journalism and marketing professionals if you can’t pump them for information every once in a while? With that in mind, I’m looking for some good quotes and perspectives for an article I’m doing on the relationship between gaming journalists and gaming marketers/public relations [Ed […]

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Update: 1up’s DOA4 Guide Back Online

1up has placed the guide back online with an explanatory note thanking the members of DOA Central “whose hard work and discoveries contributed to this feature.” In a 1up news post explaining that the author “did use certain posts on the DOA Central message board as reference. It was an oversite not to make mention […]

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An In-Depth Look at DOACentral’s Plagiarism Charges

Come this morning, one word was on the lips of most everyone who follows the video game journalism industry. Plagiarism. Read on to hear my somewhat comprehensive thoughts on the accusations still reverberating around our little corner of the Internet. The Story So Far The accusations first arose this weekend on the forums of DOACentral, […]

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Rules For Effective Review Criticism

David Pogue’s recent column in the New York Times on rules for effective trolling should be read by anyone who writes anything on the Internet. Some of the points, though, seemed especially applicable to our particular sphere of interest: 2. Having a violent opinion of something doesn’t require you to actually try it yourself. After […]

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Sarcastic Barb of the Moment

“It is doubtful that Take-Two will follow Jack Thompson’s request. If Take-Two doesn’t follow through by 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, Thompson has threatened more legal action, which has obviously been working so well for him.” (emphasis added) -A writer for GameShout obviously thinks Take Two should be so totally scared of Jack Thompson’s latest legal […]

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Francesca Reyes Speaks as New OXM EIC

In 1995, Francesca Reyes was just another English major at San Francisco State University. In her free time, she worked at a coffee shop, played as many video games as she could get her hands on and read up on her hobby in magazines like GameFan and Game Players (her favorites at the time). One […]

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Playing Catch Up

Just because I haven’t been writing for the past two weeks doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading. Here’s a big pile of stuff that caught my eye. You can all stop telling me about Something Awful’s Five Worst Video Game Articles of 2005 (part 2). I have seen it and I have read it. While […]

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