PewDiePie is the most lucrative personal gaming channel on YouTube, with a total of around $4m made last year. Naturally, this has earned him a tidal wave of abuse from those who aren’t fans. Here’s why we should all cut the guy some slack and look at why he got so popular to begin with.
This holiday review period has brought us “h8/10,” journalists griping over review code and the concept of pre-ordering pushed to the limit. How did we ever get to this point? The publishers have the answers, says Patrick Garratt.
Boom. Ahead of next week’s release, Warner’s lifted the reviews embargo of Batman: Arkham City. Protip: scores are looking very, very, very good right now.
Saber Interactive aims to make telling left from right, and up from down exceedingly difficult with its gravity-defying shooter. Read onward to see if Stace Harman experienced vertigo, or not.
Reviewer blacklisting is one of the industry’s dirty little secrets. Or is it? Let’s all calm down and take some deep breaths. This is just everyday business on the PR-media merry-go-round.
Jim Redner, the man at the centre of the Duke Nukem Forever blacklisting ruckus, has described his Twitter explosion as a “brain fart” but suggested selectively witholding review copies from media outlets is standard practice.