Forgets To Source Another Exclusive, Remedies Mistake

It wasn’t too long ago that IGN received quite the critique from 1UP.com’s News Editor Luke Smith over IGN’s editorial policy when 1UP broke the story that the Stamper brothers were leaving Rare. (IGN originally didn’t link to 1UP’s story.) IGN later tossed a link to 1UP’s story in the news story. However, it wouldn’t be the last time. Now its happened again, as a VGMW reader pointed out to me yesterday. Both Cubed3 and Sp0ng produced similar exclusive interviews this week with Square-Enix’s Hiromichi Tanaka this week, and many sites (1UP, Game|Life, Detructoid, Joystiq) sourced one of these publications …

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Gaming’s Foreign Media Masters

Editor’s note: The following article is an opinion editorial piece. It does not necessarily reflect the views of VGMWatch.com’s staff team. Perhaps this concern is just mine. But I doubt it. I’m no blanket big business hater. I understand the role many of them play in helping our country (they can ail it at times as well). However, I am growing increasingly concerned over the feasting of the game media of which non-gaming media corporations are taking part. MTV Viacom. Most know them as a major media conglomerate. We know their spotty track record in quality media from CBS to …

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Sloppy Reporting 101: 1UP Bought By Dell?

While its been reported elsewhere that that Ziff-Davis is looking to sell the Game Group (1UP, EGM, GFW), three writers took things a little too far after seeing the Dell logo on a dell.1up.com page, branded for a Dell homepage/portal site. Check out this page to see a Dell branded Google page — did Dell buy Google too?! I first spotted the particular story over on Destructoid, where writer Ishaan Sahdev stated: No, I’m not kidding. A few days back we reported Ziff Davis was selling 1UP and EGM. Well, it looks like the site’s already been bought and is …

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Eliminate the Positive (or “The Only Negative Review of Halo 2 You’re Ever Likely To Read”)

“Halo 2 isn’t a perfect game.” (9) It “is still a linear series of shootouts,” (5) that is “cowboys and Indians from the get-go,” (2) and features “annoying graphical hiccups” and “team AI [that] isn’t always perfect.” (6) “Some will undoubtedly say that the graphics have come up a bit short.” (6) “There are occasionally some graphic hiccups, such as when a far off texture doesn’t fill in as you approach it.” (1) or when “the ground sometimes has an unrealistic ripple effect and some characters you come across look blurry.” (4) One other “noticeable ‘problem’ is when the graphics …

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