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Woody & Ted: "Wait, WHAT?"
Posted: Wednesday August 6th, 2008 by

Uhmm, let me start by saying I have nothing against The Deadliest Catch video game. I haven't played it. So, I don't know. Hell, this isn't even a terrible "catching crabs" joke. It's just the oddity that is Ted, well, and a jab at the game review process.

I don't claim to be knowledgable about the practice of reviewing games as I simply do not review games myself. But it's a hot button issue in the game industry right now. "Real" journalists question skill of the current Blogger generation. Gamers question the integrity of any site that runs advertisements for the very games they're reviewing. Reviewers take pot shots at each other for not spending enough time with the games before the review is posted. And game companies coo whilst waddling about in the confusion like Scrooge McDuck in his money.

Of course, I view this whole thing through eyes heavily cataracted by cynicism. So my opinion is mostly invalid. But like other reviewers this doesn't stop me from dropping mad game review science like it was gospel.

For those of you eyeing the game review industry with "pay off my student loan" enthusiasm, follow Ted's example. Take it a different direction. Embrace your novelty. Test the games unconventionally. And openly admit to accepting good review bribes. I bet people will laud you for being open, honest, and original. We hacks call that transparency.

Today's Pimpage: Woody is wearing a "The Day The Fire Brigade Went On Strike" shirt and Ted is wearing a "Where The Heart Is" shirt from Threadless.Com.

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