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Editors versus Aggregators

December 13th, 2006 by Troy Goodfellow · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

If you haven’t read the transcript of the latest Gamasutra podcast (or listened to the podcast), do so. Editorial reps from Gamespot, Ziff Davis and PCGamer discuss why Gamerankings is silly, and the problems that come from expecting too much from your readers. Or something like that.


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  • steve

    It’s an interesting discussion at the beginning, and I agree with a lot of what’s said. But the move to the PR/preview issue… this is where I get uncomfortable with the game media. I don’t like being the promotional wing of the game industry, but readers want to hear about new stuff.

    I have a difficult time reconciling my desire to only “promote” the good games–which I typically only feel 100% comfortable with in “final” form–and the readers’ desire to consume everything about every game.