A tongue-in-cheek article via EGMR that sets videogame publishers as girlfriends.
Quote: "Ah, game publishers. The industry’s favourite whipping boys and providers of endless amounts of material for opinionated bastards on gaming websites. They’re quite a diverse bunch of entities but, more often than not, they would just like to screw you and take all of your money. If you go by popular (and a bit sexist) definitions, that also sounds like a very bad girlfriend. But what would publishers be like if they were girlfriends? Let’s have a look shall we?"