"That particular mixture of naivety and self-absorption is the principle feature of an X-Factor generation, regularly flattered into thinking their views are of vital importance by cheap marketing initiatives to "drive engagement" - rhetorical questions on Facebook; the Like button; text to vote now! Why not get on YouTube and unload your soul into the digital ether? You are worth it, you beautiful snowflake."
"I suppose what I really want is some sort of "free range" sticker slapped on my music consumption, so that I know the artist was ethically treated in this transaction. Unfortunately, the current state of the industry is rife with finger-pointing, and I have no idea who devours — and who's getting screwed out of — the $9.99 I drop into this darkened pool every month."
Giant Bomb’s Patrick Klepek had a lengthy, but insightful conversation with BioWare’s Manveer Heir on the state of gaming journalism, reviews and criticism specifically.
It’s an excellent read even if you aren’t a writer, it’s not often we get to see what the developer thinks about how their game is received and portrayed to their audience.