Should games blogs have endorsed a Presidential candidate?

Should games blogs have endorsed a Presidential candidate?

Nov 9, 2016

Yes. They should. Not all of them, of course. Just the biggest ones. The ones with a significant American audience. I’m not naïve enough to think that, if a bunch of videogame sites had banded together to attack Trump, Hillary Clinton would be on her way to the White House right now. In fact, I’m pretty damn sure that wouldn’t be the case....

The games journalism cult of personality

The games journalism cult of personality

May 21, 2016

Hello boys and girls. I’d like to tell you a story. It’s a story of joy and sadness; of oppression and freedom; of regression and progress; of human beings. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. Once upon a time, the internet was new. It was slow, and expensive, and nobody really understood exactly what it was. The prospect of online...

Idealism in the Industry: Games Journalism

A while ago, CG featured an article stating that ‘Games Journalism is Broken’. Meanwhile, a heavy debate has arisen among game journalists about the state of games journalism. In this first part of the “Idealism in the Industry” series we talk to Dr. David Nieborg, game journalist, researcher and teacher at the University of Amsterdam. He talks...