Brother None wrote:No, I meant: aren't GameBanshee and at least a dozen other sites providing the kind of specialized in-depth viewing you're asking for?
My amused gripe, though, isn't about the small number of sites that do a good job, is it? It's about the far larger number of medium and big sites that spread misinformation, and reporting what all these sites write.
If it required any kind of degree to call oneself a journalist or write on games, that'd be most of the problem out the door.
No, it really wouldn't, and I speak as someone who has a (very old) degree, one of two, in journalism.
What's really required are people who know a given field well, and have the critical apparatus to analyze, separate, and draw appropriate conclusions from their facts and opinions. A degree in journalism won't give these to you.
It just is what it is, tho'
And until somebody tells me I haven't got the right to laugh at the ill-informed, all-knowing kiddies, or our reports containing their efforts, I will continue to do so.