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Submitted by Lavalamp 655d ago | article

Warren Spector: Where's Gaming's Roger Ebert?

In his latest column, Spector argues that the industry will be legitimized if mainstream publications can offer regular critical analysis of games (Culture, Roger Ebert, Warren Spector)

Godmars290  +   655d ago
Doesn't exist.

Nevermind that the industry is too spread out between all of the various platforms, from iPhone to PC and console, there's no one prominent enough who also posses a similar level of respect and integrity.

I mean really, who trusts this guy:

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thorstein  +   655d ago
I want Doritos!
Cueil  +   655d ago
doritos tacos!
christian hour  +   655d ago
I'm going to be honest I didn't read EVERY word, and he makes a good few points, but unfortunately because of video games interactive nature you cant assign it the same review culture as movies or books.

As for magazines in store shelves for "normal" people to see? We have those, everywhere, and normal people don't pick them up same way they don't pick up Empire magazine or B&WPhotographersUK etc if they're not avid cinephiles or budding Photographers.

I'm not even going to get started on that Roger Ebert comment, much respect for the man, but rarely agreed on his movie reviews and did not appreciate his opinions on video games as a medium.
ravinash  +   655d ago
"Before anyone accuses me of sexism, let me say I'm simply acknowledging the shameless sexism of the gaming world as it exists today. Call it a mini-column within the column. A two-fer, if you will. Don't kill the messenger"

He lost me there, he was just playing up to stereotypes saying teens or twenty something’s or 30 yo mothers....actually the average game is nearer 30 (I'm 37).
that just give me the impression that he is making his point from stereotypes and uneducated views on the subject he is talking about.

Try learning a bit more about a subject before commenting on it!
Inception  +   655d ago
With respect to Mr Ebert who already passed away, i think video games doesn't need critics like Mr Ebert.

I mean, WE, gamers spend more money every year compare to moviegoers. Just look at the price of one brand new games like BF, TloU, or GTA compare to one ticket for watching Transformer / The Avengers in IMAX / 3D. And i'm not counted the price for games in limited / collectors editions. So i think the majority of gamers MUST BE knew what best for themself instead of hearing what the critics said :)
wishingW3L  +   655d ago
yep. Too many 9's and 10's these days. WAAYYY too many of em. We need better people with a much wider understanding of gaming to give proper reviews and criticism. I'm tired of 7 being the average and anything below it being treated like the ultimate piece of crap.

If you think a game's average then at least rate it with a 4 or a 5 not a 7 (with the proper criticism of-course). I thought that was what Tom Chick was trying to do until he started to review crappy Need For Speed games higher than Uncharted 2 or The Lats of Us. Because it wasn't just the score but what he wrote, it was inconsistent and very opinionated. And I agree with what the article stated that Edge is one of the few that fill this role but only sometimes.
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stubbed_out  +   655d ago
Cliff Blezinski obviously!

Jokes
WeAreLegion  +   655d ago
Movies didn't need Roger Ebert. Games certainly don't need anyone like him.

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