I think the real myth is that games "journalism" ever existed in the first place. There was never any standards, no stand out journalists who truly represented the ideal and integrity of the industry. It simply does not and has never existed. Gaming journalism is simply yet another form of advertising, the only difference is that they've fooled themselves into thinking they are not marketing folk who might happen to have a degree in writing or journalism.
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