Rab Florence wrote something about the conduct of game journalists.
Some game journalist took offense and asked Eurogamer.net to take some text out of Rab’s column.
To avoid legal complications, Eurogamer.net complied with the request.
Another flap and tidal wave of disgust swept the exclusive island of game journalists.
What’s the cause of the problem?
Gamers are not interest in quality journalism.
Gamers are avid consumers who cannot wait 2 weeks for unbiased reviews to be produced.
Gamers want reviews before games are released.
Gamers do not want to read long essays on the flaws and merits of games.
Gamers want to know if games are worth their money and time, before they commit their money and time.
The viability of review sites is driven by gamers.
What’s the gist of this situation?
Quality critic cannot be a for-profit business.