Midway, Sony, and Ubisoft versus EGM?

Video Game Media Watch reports on an editorial by EGM editor-in-chief Dan Hsu alleging that Midway’s Mortal Kombat development team, Sony’s sports game division, and Ubisoft have all banned EGM from further coverage of their products (thanks Shacknews). The issue is said to be EGM's previous negative reviews of these company's products, which relates to other recent stories of publishers attempting to exert influence on game journalism. Their efforts at getting the companies named in the editorial to respond have so far been unsuccessful. Hsu is quoted as saying that EGM “won’t treat these products or companies any differently."