games journalism

What If Movies Were Reviewed In The Same Way As Video Games?

What if movies were reviewed in the same way as video games? Something Awful has an idea of what that would read like: “The film runs at a steady 24 frames per second with very few frame drops.And a 9.6 means we’re guaranteed a World War Z sequel right?


Three Short Comic Strips About Being A Female Game Journalist

Game critic Cara Ellison and artist Elizabeth Simins have collaborated on a trio of strips that they’re calling “New Strong Female Games Journalists”. We’re happy to debut them for you today.


Hip Hop Gamer's New Journalist Championship Belt Has No Platform Bias

Hip Hop Gamer, a fixture of New York gaming press events and a man of boundless enthusiasm, has traded in his trademark WWE replica John Cena title belt for something cooler. And it’s a little different.


Strings Attached: What We're Not Allowed To Talk About When Reviewing Games

When professional reviewers prepare to review books, movies or video games, there’s a basic understanding that the reviewer won’t spoil everything. The reviewer will hold back some details, for the pleasure of their readers or audience.


Why Games Journalism Is In Much Better Shape Than You Think

In a past life, David ‘Raygun Brown’ Rayfield was a music journalist. Nowadays he writes about video games. In the wake of Dorito Gate, and an inordinate amount of introspection, he takes a look at the differences between games reporting and music journalism. You might be a little surprised at the differences.


Survey For Games Journalism Awards Is Itself Award-Worthy

The people at the National Academy of Video Game Testers and Reviewers have sent me a survey in an email that was topped with the deceptive subject line “Game Reporter of the Year?”


Game Journalist Shake-Up Shifts Several Outlets

John Davison, former boss at What They Play and 1up is in at GamePro. In the last week, significant personnel changes have been also made at 1up, Shack News, G4 and Crispy Gamer.