Creston wrote on Aug 22, 2011, 22:13:
I agree, but nowadays you can apparently be a "gaming journalist" if your entire gaming experience was "TEH HALOZ! LOLZZZOR!11!1!!"
Silly elitism. I could easily make the argument that even having played Deus Ex is not enough, and you have to have played a Pong console or grew up with the Atari 2600 to be a true game journalist. But I wouldn't make that argument, because it's ridiculous.
Believe it or not, there are 25-year-old critics out there who actually understand the history of gaming pretty well and do a fantastic job of writing about games.