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Total Biscuit - Why you shouldn't be excited - A look at games media's role in hype. Thanks Ant via HARDOCP.
TotalBiscuit brings you a discussion video on the games media's involvement in hype campaigns for unreleased or in-development titles and the negative impact it has on the industry.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Videogames Are For Everybody. Thanks nin.
There has been criticism, too, which has resulted in gamers claiming that we hate them. We don’t hate gamers. We are gamers. Numerous (often offensive and widely incoherent) attempts to provoke controversy and scandal about the relationship between game developers and the games press have resulted in some people saying that RPS should be destroyed. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we disagree with that proposition, and we’ll explain why we disagree in this article.

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William Usher wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 13:38:
There is a site blacklist being passed around (Don't worry Blues, you aren't on it ;)) and active browser add-ons that will absolutely cripple the larger sites in the long run (it auto-retrieves pages from the nearest archive instead of allowing click-throughs to the site).

A blacklist? What is this, 1950? What a ridiculous overreaction.

I don't think I've read Rock, Paper, Shotgun in the past more than a few times, but I'm going to check them a couple times a week now. Way too many people getting worked up about other people getting worked up. Take a deep breath and relax.

Also, none of these online 'journalists' should claim to be speaking for 'gamers' or any other group. Most gamers have never even heard of any of these people involved in this, any of these Gates, or so called controversies, based on conversations with people who actually play games.

*EDIT* typo.
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