Month: February 2006

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WGN Stumbles on Video Game Addiction

(Thanks to Amped IGO’s Anthony Perez for first alerting me to this story.) Update, 1:05 p.m., 2/24/06 — Fixed some grammar and spelling errors. For more on this, check out Kotaku’s take (which covers a lot of familiar ground) and some comments from the guy who posted the video, courtesy of his 1up blog. I […]

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Fat Pixels Radio Panel on Game Journalism

Have you ever wanted to hear me and four other game journalists chatter semi-aimlessly about all sorts of video game journalism issues? You have? Well today’s your lucky day! You haven’t? Well… here’s a link about bunnies!

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Of the Moment
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Quote of the Moment

“I feel a little bad for those of you who cruise through this magazine and skip reading about this game because of the big ‘7? slapped across the top; it’s a number that has very little to do with how much you will or won’t enjoy this particular title.” -Miller, in his review of Odama […]

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View Askew

A great rule of thumb in journalism is that it takes three data points to officially point to something as a trend. Following that rule, I’ve noticed a small trend recently towards articles that look at “success” in the video game industry in a different way. The first is an editorial from 1up appropriately headlined […]

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That’s Just The Way It Is…

You have to feel a little bad for the Xbox 360. Barely three months after its launch and the only thing anyone seems interested in is the surprising success of Geometry Wars. Meanwhile, two systems that won’t come out for months (by the best estimates) get all the press attention. As it always was, as […]

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I’d Like to Thank the Academy…

If a prestigious game industry body gives an award, but it’s not televised, does it make a sound? That somewhat zen question has a pretty definitive negative answer. While the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has been quietly presenting its awards in relative obscurity since 1998, travesties like Spike TVs Video Game Awards have […]

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Kikizo Beats the Big Boys with Vague, Wonky, Idealistic Article

When you think of major sites with the contacts and clout to weasel some PS3 dev kit details out of developers (developers who might rightly fear for their jobs if they talk) a few big names should spring to mind. Gamespot, 1up, IGN, perhaps Next-gen.biz or GamesIndustry.biz. How about Kikizo? The relatively small London-based site […]

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Moving On…

Thanks to everyone who left their comments in the recent thread about internal conflicts on this site. I’m not sure yet what, if any, changes will come about in response to the discussion, but it has given me a lot to think about. I’m taking some time right now to enjoy my free time and […]

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Whiny, Insecure, Self-Indulgent Navel Gazing

If you’ll allow a bit of public introspection… In the comment thread for a recent post on the value of media criticism in general, Steve Bauman wrote: The flaw of this site, and of most “media watchers,” is that you can’t do it while being a part of the media. Only third-parties with no competing […]

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