Want to write about video games for a living? Freelancer Nathan Meunier has just published Up Up Down Down Left Write, a guide to all things games writing. There's a sample chapter up on the website.
What if movies were reviewed in the same way as video games? Something Awful has an idea of what that would read like: "The film runs at a steady 24 frames per second with very few frame drops." And a 9.6 means we're guaranteed a World War Z sequel right?
Either Hip-Hop Gamer's an official greeter at Los Angeles International Airport, or he was waiting patiently for Kotaku to touch down there today, as he was the first guy the gang saw after getting off the flight. Here, editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo models HHG's state-of-the-art, platform-agnostic pants holder-upper.
Game critic Cara Ellison and artist Elizabeth Simins have collaborated on a trio of strips that they're calling "New Strong Female Games Journalists." We're happy to debut them for you today.
Hip Hop Gamer, a fixture of New York gaming press events and a man of boundless enthusiasm, has traded in his trademark WWE replica John Cena title belt for something cooler and... a little different.
When professional reviewers prepare to review books, movies, or video games, there's a basic understanding that the reviewer won't spoil everything. The reviewer will hold back some details, for the pleasure of their readers or audience.
The people at the National Academy of Video Game Testers and Reviewers have sent me a survey in an e-mail that was topped with the deceptive subject line "Game Reporter of the Year?"
If you're in New York City on Thursday and would like to see me and other games journalists talk about our profession, come on over to New York University. 721 Broadway, Room 006. 6pm. Details on NYU's site.
John Davison, former boss at What They Play and 1Up is in at GamePro. In the last week, significant personnel changes have also been made at 1up, Shacknews, G4 and Crispy Gamer.