Book Level Cred vs. Street Level Cred

Darkpower of Game Gazette writes: "I've always thought about saying something about this since I've seen on N4G a heap of blogs about games being posted in the front page section, some thought out, while some just being made to get hits on their site. Although everyone should know how to weed out the crap from the thought out blogs, the simple thing about the controversy is that "blogs are not news" and that certain people are not allowed to form a public opinion because they are not in the know or haven't spent years in the industry or in journalism.

How wrong they are! In fact, those very blogs people frown upon, the "street-level" opinions, as I'll call them, are just as valid, if not moreso, than those high-end "professional" (book-level) opinions."

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