The Weekend Gamer
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Archive for the ‘Journalism’ Category

The End is Nigh

January 8, 2009

It’s much worse than I thought.  This is what happens when you take a day off and don’t look at your computer all day.  As part of the sale of 1up, most of my favorite video games journalism personalities have been let go.  Nick, Phillip, Anthony, Ryan and the rest of the 1up Show crew, […]

Gamespot Fires Senior Editor For Giving Honest Review

November 30, 2007

In the category of unethical journalism, we have the news that Gamespot has fired one of their reviewers and chief editors, allegedly because he gave Kane & Lynch a 6.0, and Eidos (the company that developed K&L) is a major advertising contributor. This is exactly why I respect Gabe and Tycho over at Penny Arcade for their stance […]

Some Statistical Evidence for Game Jounalism Bias

October 19, 2007

I have written before of the brokenness of the ratings system in video games, that paying too much attention to the number over the actual content of the review will result in you playing the wrong games.  Well, I read an interesting article a few days ago (credit to Bruceongames for leading me there), which […]