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"Conflicts of interest"[edit]

"Reviews by 'official' console magazines such as Nintendo Power, Official PlayStation Magazine or the Official Xbox Magazine, all of which have direct financial ties to their respective platform holders, usually find themselves in similar positions."

These three magazines, all of which are published by Future US, do not have any financial ties to speak of other than NP, PTOM and OXM paying their respective companies for the right to say that they're the "official" magazines, and OXM and PTOM for the disc-licensing fee for the packed-in disc. They are never under any circumstances paid by Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo. Aeshir Aurion (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 02:32, 1 August 2010‎ (UTC)

Publications of Note is a Mess[edit]

This section is very outdated and confusing.

  • Giant Bomb is not a news site, they have 1 news editor and mostly just make entertaining videos.
  • Polygon is one of the largest news sites and its not listed.
  • GameFAQs is the 2nd largest video game site on the internet IIRC, it should be listed under strat guides.
  • Too many obscure magazines to be "of note" — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheeCakee (talkcontribs) 22:03, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

I would like to update it, but I don't want to put time into it only to have someone else come in and say no.

--TheeCakee (talk) 22:02, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Can you find secondary sources that say this? Otherwise we're relying on your original research. Try a video game reliable sources custom Google search. – czar 22:31, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
The whole section seems to be OR. I suggest dumping the descriptions and categorization. Rhoark (talk) 12:01, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Agree, some of those descriptors seem really promotional in tone as well. I'd vote for just deleting the whole section and leaving a link in See also to a list of publications. — Strongjam (talk) 13:16, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
I removed the section as unsourced. If any reliable sources can suggest a list of "publications of note", we can rebuild it around that. Until then, it's just original research. Woodroar (talk) 23:12, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Retroactively[edit]

User:Khendon removed the word, replacing it with simpler words that carry the time distinction, here. However the important point is that at a given time they went back and tagged the affected articles, as they should have been tagged in the first place, not that they suddenly did a bunch of disclosure about stuff which was already known. If time permits I may tweak this wording. "Retrospective" is maybe a better word than "retroactivly". All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 13:47, 5 August 2015 (UTC).

Agree "retrospective" would work. "Retroactive" means taking effect from a date in the past, which I don't think is the intended sense here. - Khendon (talk) 22:40, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

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