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My thoughts on Bethesda's review policy

Bethesda recently sent out a press release regarding their new policy for game reviews, as follows:

Naturally, this triggered every gaming publication in the world. … 1,399 more words


Why you the gaming media do not deserve free review copies

In my previous post, I covered all of the salt being produced by the gaming press and media regarding Bethesda’s new “anti-consumer” policy. So I decided to look into the reasons why this is now happening, and why I see this becoming a new trend in the industry. 459 more words


Spiffing Reads: Black Mirror, VR Harassment and Antisocial Karen

This week on Spiffing Reads, we start off with more analysis of the Nintendo Switch reveal trailer – but this time from a perspective of just making stuff up. 507 more words

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on Westworld, Batman and Bioshock, and Bethesda

1. I’ve been out of commission for longer than usual; we were out of town for a family wedding, and then the bulk of my evening free time was spent getting caught up on  995 more words


Why early reviews of video games are getting rarer and rarer

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Not so long ago, you could be relatively sure that, if a publisher withheld early review copies from members of the press, it was probably because the publisher knew the game was a stinker that would get panned. 1,187 more words


Bethesda Announces New Review Copy Policy

A couple of days ago, Bethesda announced a change in their review copy policy.  Here is their official statement:

“At Bethesda, we value media reviews. 379 more words

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Bethesda Won't Be Sending Media Outlets Early Review Copies

Bethesda the other day posted on their blog that review copies for all upcoming games will not be sent to media outlets until the day before release. 284 more words

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