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Opinion: Emotional labour in the games media (and beyond)

IHS games analyst Steve Bailey asks if we need to be concerned about the sheer extent of hostility that can sometimes face people who work in the games media. Iwas a freelance games journalist up until 2008, writing almost exclusively for print. Then, gaming forums featured some hostility toward the …

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Star Citizen dev threatens legal action over contested article

Developer Cloud Imperium Games has said it may take The Escapist to court over an article published last week in which it was accused of embezzlement. The piece said that only $8m of the game’s $90m crowdfunding kitty remains, primarily due to wasteful spending, much of which was put behind …

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PC Gamer launches dedicated eSports channel

Leading UK publisher Future plc has today launched PC Gamer Pro, a section of the PCGamer.com site dedicated to competitive gaming and eSports. The channel, which will appear under the main PCGamer.com’s site navigation, will focus on features, news and opinion centred around the burgeoning competitive scene. Content will be …

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Alternative Vices – why media giant Vice is turning its attention to video games

If you’re not a ‘hip’, ‘cool’ millennial, you might not have heard of Vice. Founded in Canada in 1994, the media brand has gone on to become an online juggernaut that operates across 36 countries. It has become famous for its iconoclastic and edgy reporting that touches everything from investigative …

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GamesBeat EIC Dan Hsu moving on from games media

Games journalist Dan Shoe” Hsu has announced he’ll be stepping down as Games Beat editor-in-chief to take on a new challenge outside of games media. Hsu revealed his imminent departure on a GamesBeat article posted earlier today – the industry vet of nearly two decades previously served as head of …

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Videogamer.com changing review policy to remove "wall of text"

One UK consumer games site has revealed plans to change its review policy to offer more bite-sized information to readers. VideoGamer.com has revealed that starting from its July 22nd review of Pikmin 3 on Wii U the site will shorted its reviews to around 300 words instead of bombarding you …

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