Posts Tagged "Journalism"

PR and Journalism: An Uneasy Marriage

PR and Journalism: An Uneasy Marriage

“I was reviewing a big, anticipated game in a well-known, successful franchise from a top-tier publisher. It’d gotten plenty of slobbery preview coverage from ours and other outlets in the months previous, but the final game was inescapably mediocre. So I gave it the score it deserved.” This sample quote – provided by an actual reporter – defines just about any day for a gaming journalist on staff at a major publication, or so I’d imagine....

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Writers and Graphic Designers Wanted

Writers and Graphic Designers Wanted

Video game writers, we want YOU! That’s right, Game Theory – your number one source for game industry insight, opinion and analysis – is looking for a few good men and women to help fill out the ranks of its editorial staff. We’re currently on the hunt for freelance contributors and interns in the following areas: News Writers – Responsibilities include researching and reporting breaking news, sourcing quotes from subject matter...

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Dear Gamers: Stop Acting Like Stuck-Up Jerks

Dear Gamers: Stop Acting Like Stuck-Up Jerks

I like beer. My favorite kinds are big, wonderful, hoppy microbrews that you chew as much as drink. But sitting back last weekend, watching motocross bikes leap off piles of dirt and knocking back a few Coors, I realize, “I just like beer in general.” In other words, I’m losing my ability to be a beer snob. I like wine too. But wine intimidates me so much that I rarely drink it unless I am home and it comes out of a box. Wine people have wine magazines and...

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Video Games Don’t Kill Kids

Video Games Don’t Kill Kids

Violent video games always seem to be on trial in America – a strange irony in a country that made Saw IV number one at the box office, with nary a peep about violent movies, songs, TV shows, books, comic books and other forms of pop culture generally uttered in this kinder, gentler, more enlightened age. (Must be all the torture porn on display at your local theater: It tends to leave one feeling slightly desensitized.) But we digress: In all serious, there...

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Publisher’s Letter: Welcome to the Next Level

Publisher’s Letter: Welcome to the Next Level

They tell me that you have a short attention span. They say that you’re shallow, narcissistic… a sucker for a pretty face. Some even swear that you’re content to be spoon-fed. All this and more, we heard on the long, hard road to launch. Luckily, per usual (just ask the wife), we were too stubborn to dial it back. Hey, change is good, right? But nobody knows better than today’s video game enthusiast. So ask yourself – why do so many still insist on...

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