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Today's most stylistic video: "video game" vs. "videogame"

It's a debate that's at least as old as our 2005 poll on the subject (which ended in a statistical dead heat) -- should the term "video game" be one word or two. Copy editors, designers, and journalists have all weighed in on the subject (as well as a certain book author and blogger). Now, finally,...

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Future Publishing buys share of N4G.com

Editorial judgment? Original content? What are those? Everyone who's anyone knows the hot new thing is letting readers vote on what counts as news on sites like Digg, StumbleUpon and N4G, the last of which got a cash infusion from mega-publisher Future U.S., it was announced today. The publishing...

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Ryan Davis talks Gerstmann, Gamespot departure

It's fair to say that the controversial firing of Jeff Gerstmann was a contributing factor to Ryan Davis' recent decision to leave Gamespot. But it was far from the only factor. "Jeff's firing just destroyed me, and I think it shed a light on the other stuff that I had been kind of rolling along...

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Gamespot exodus continues: Ryan Davis to leave

Update: Davis discusses his departure with Joystiq. Joystiq has confirmed with new Gamespot editor-in-chief Ricardo Torres that longtime staffer Ryan Davis has given notice that he intends to leave the site. While we haven't been able to get in touch with Davis directly, a source close to Davis...

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Pro wrestler starts gaming column

TNA wrestler Cristian Cage (a.k.a Jason Reso) is a hardcore gamer. That's not very surprising -- plenty of sports stars these days take their love of competition to the consoles. Cage is now writing a monthly column for GameTap. That's not too surprising -- gaming sites all over are looking for...

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Ricardo Torres promoted to GameSpot EIC

Ten-year Gamespot veteran Ricardo Torres has been promoted to editor-in-chief of the site, CNet announced today. "I'm excited to have the opportunity to help further GameSpot's position at the forefront of the industry," Torres said in a statement. "I'm eager to continue the site's tradition of...

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Rumor: Gerstmann to team with Gamespot founder Broady on new site

If you haven't perused it yet, 1UP's Sam Kennedy's piece on Gerstmann-gate is really fascinating. Not only do you get a not-quite-insider's view on the whole situation, but there are also some really eye-opening nuggets on the methods GameSpot uses both to track users and to cater to its marketers....

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Gamespot staffer Alex Navarro quits in wake of Gerstmann-gate

Joystiq has confirmed with longtime Gamespot staffer Alex Navarro that he will be resigning his position at the CNET gaming site in response to the controversial firing of editorial director Jeff Gerstmann. "I felt like it was just time for me to go," Navarro told Joystiq in an exclusive interview....

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EGM editor Dan Hsu talks about 'blackball' editorial

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...

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Publishers allegedly blackball EGM for negative coverage

UPDATE: The full text of the editorial is now available on Hsu's blog. In his latest editorial, Electronic Gaming Monthly Editor-in-chief Dan "Shoe" Hsu publicly calls out three companies that are allegedly refusing to work with the magazine due to negative reviews of their games. According to...

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