Monday, June 16, 2008

You've Come a Long Way, Baby...


It is no secret that corruption still runs rampant through video game journalism (I'm sure more than a few reviewers of Grand Theft Auto IV were paid off). However, despite this, we've come a long way from the disclaimer found in the old-school issues of Nintendo Power:

"The opinions of [the reviewers] Rob and George do not reflect the opinions of Nintendo Power Magazine or Nintendo of America, Inc.".

I'm sure if it were up to Nintendo they'd want you to purchase all of their products. That is to say, they have a positive opinion on everything.

Oh, and back to that journalist integrity dealio now. So, somehow Maxim Blender, a popular music magazine in the United States, has managed to review both Soulcalibur IV and Guitar Hero: Aerosmith before the official review copies have even been released to the media... The mag played it on the safe side and gave 'em both a decent score of 3.5 stars (out of 5), but considering the complete copies haven't been released to any outlets yet, it's safe to say they merely rated the title's screen shots.

Maybe we haven't come so far after all...

Sources: Nintendo Power Issue #32 (month and year not listed)
Maxim Blender July 2008

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7 Comments:

At 2:00 PM, OpenID endersgames said...

Wow, that's total crap. Who the heck reads Maxim for game reviews anyway?

 
At 2:23 PM, Blogger gnome said...

Bah, screenshots should be enough for everyone... check them MGS 4 reviews...

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger FUNNYMAN said...

I just barely skimmed this blog post because I was memorized with the hot piece of ass on the cover of that Maxim magazine. What the frak is her name, phone number, e-mail, and address?

 
At 5:45 PM, OpenID endersgames said...

That's Nicole something-or-other, lead singer of the Pussy Cat Dolls.

 
At 10:21 PM, Blogger Tom said...

Game reviews in magazines like Maxim and newspapers like The Sun are complete trash anyway. I don't expect great reviews from non-video game publications but half of the time the 'review' is based purely on hype.

 
At 12:31 AM, Blogger FUNNYMAN said...

Oh, I see it now. The Pussycat "Singers." I knew I saw her from somewhere.

 
At 11:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That cover's from Nov. 2007. Hell if they'd have one that looks that good nowadays.

 

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