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Friday, March 25, 2005

The gaming press sucks

I'm going to keep this short and sweet:

The western gaming press today is less informative than it is opinionated. The focus on technology over gameplay is a direct result of how the press scores games. We hardly had this kind of thing in the early 90s.

Less opinions on what's next, what's new and what's going to be awesome. More information on what *is* awesome. Gamespot are decent.. Gamespy are crap. IGN are crap. Avault's articles are completely irrelevant and utterly meaningless.

Guys. You are members of the press, not "cool g's who play games and get paid to talk about it". Show some responsibility. is a fucking rat's asshole of opinions nobody needs to hear, certainly not people looking to make decisions on what games to buy. Avault needs to stop publishing articles written by wackos who think handhelds will eventually threaten pc gaming (which is akin to saying skateboards threaten mountain biking).


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