Earlier this week we saw an editorial from Electronic Gaming Monthly
Editor-in-chief Dan "Shoe" Hsu calling out Sony's sport division, the Mortal Kombat
team and Ubisoft for purportedly blackballing the magazine
. GameDaily's Media Coverage feature
, written by Joystiq's Kyle Orland, talks with Hsu about the editorial to extract more insight into his decision to publish the editorial.
Hsu clarifies that these incidents are not common, despite the perception one might get from all the media around it. In talking about Ubisoft specifically, Hsu points out two previews for Assassin's Creed
, which discussed worrisome design flaws. He also notes that Capcom had at one point in the magazine's history pulled support and have since become a prominent advertiser again.
Our favorite line comes at the end of the piece. Said Hsu, "I'd drag EGM
down with me or quit before we compromise our integrity." You hear that, EGM
writers who value paychecks over integrity? Get out while you still can!