Dick McVengeance, the Features Editor of Destructoid writes this on his blog:
"Really, I'm starting to get sick of seeing people saying that we're giving games a 10/10 just because they sponsor us. This is especially after reading some of the comments in Orcist's Mass Effect post.
Really, it's sad that some people think that Destructoid would be swayed by money. We don't see any of that money that comes from the banners. That only pays for travel to events and server costs. With BioShock, Aaron paid for his own copy of the game. You would think that 2K would at least send us a copy if we were going to give it a boosted score. I mean, hell, it's not like every other site hasn't."