February 20, 2008

Someone Got Fired

I interrupt my vow of silence to bring you this special bulletin. I am not going to talk about GDC because that would throw off my plan to chronologically recount the entire thing a week from now. I bet you can't wait.

The GDC 08 Program Guide has, on pages 20-21, a list of GDC event partners, with each name accompanied by an informative blurb.

The entry for EGM, on page 20:

EGM (Electronic Gaming Monthly) is the leading multi-platform publication, boasting the biggest readership of any independent gaming magazine. Tight, smart, authoritative editorial backed by industry insider information, accessible only to the most respected reporters, has made EGM the most widely-read book on the crowded gaming newsstand. EGM's stellar reputation earns it exclusive first-looks at all the hottest new titles and hardware, and lends its editors' expertise to deliver informed game previews, reviews and original, intelligent features. egm.1up.com


Now, on page 21, the entry for Games For Windows: The Official Magazine, EGM's sister publication under the Ziff Davis banner.

GFW (Games for Windows: The Official Magazine) is the leading multi-platform publication, boasting the biggest readership of any independent gaming magazine. Tight, smart, authoritative editorial backed by industry insider information, accessible only to the most respected reporters, has made EGM the most widely-read book on the crowded gaming newsstand. EGM's stellar reputation earns it exclusive first-looks at all the hottest new titles and hardware, and lends its editors' expertise to deliver informed game previews, reviews and original, intelligent features. www.gamesforwindows.com


No shit. That's absolutely verbatim. And it's the wrong URL, by the way: that's for Games for Windows the Microsoft initiative, not the magazine.

For all my failings as a "games journalist", at least I am not the guy who did that.

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