The sad state of games PR (oops I meant journalism) January 28, 2009 cliffski I remember watching a documentary once about how political interviewing has become less sycophantic over the years. It started with a black and white clip where the interviewer ends with this (paraphrased) “We would like to thank you wholeheartedly minister for taking the time to talk to us today, is there any other message you would like us to broadcast to the people of britain?” And ended with stuff like this http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwlsd8RAoqI Games journalism is too often still like the former. here’s a quiote from a games preview I just read: Journalist: Finally, is there anything else you’d like to add about [game name] or about [franchise name] in general? Developer: [game-name] has allowed us to create a more-intimate single-player experience while greatly expanding multiplayer. We think we’ve struck a good balance that meets the needs of both audiences. Journalist: Thanks, Looking forward to it. Pathetic. Why don’t they just print the guys press release verbatim and dispense with the pretence of being journalists? If you arent prepared to dig deaper into information that the GAMER might want and the developer might not be keen to reveal, then plrease go work for activisions PR department.