Torillian wrote:I love this post, in my mind you yell it in absolute confusion.
I have a side job as Editor-in-Chief of a reviewing website so I get to go to E3 and due to my love of NISA I always make sure to have a meeting with them even if I won't get a preview out of it.
So Space is pretty much right, but I wouldn't ever think of myself as a Journalist because that's too high of a title for someone that doesn't actually actively go out and seek the truth. Gaming "Journalism" is mostly just about reporting things shown or told to you by companies which to me makes you more like PR for gaming companies in general.
apologies for going off topic.
Ah, that's pretty cool. I guess you're not comfortable with revealing which website you work for?
And yeah, I know what you mean about gaming journalism. Sometimes gaming journalists do actual journalistic work, but most of the time they just kind of serve as an extension of PR for each company. Which I don't think there's anything wrong with that, although I do think they should sometimes ask those questions the game companies don't want to be asked, criticize anti-consumer practices or just criticize bad game design. After all, gaming journalists are gamers and fans just like the rest of us, but they also kind of serve as the middlemen between gamers and the game companies.