Time Magazine's Cover Feature on Halo 3 Draws Fire

Time Magazine has Halo 3 on their cover this week but the feature inside the magazine, written by Lev Grossman, has raised the hackles on the necks of several game writers. Dan Zuccarelli from Bits, Bytes, Pixels and Sprites takes Grossman to task for what he feels is an ill-researched piece. It's not hard to see where Zuccarelli is coming from. In the third paragraph the Time article calls Halo 2 an Xbox 360 exclusive and the inset graphic (reprinted on BBPS) shows a fan mod Xbox 360 featuring Halo 3 artwork rather than the actual Halo 3 Special Edition Xbox 360, not to mention mis-labeling the Heroclix Scarab as merely a "sculpture."

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PS360WII4119d ago

It's Time magazine what can you do. They are to busy being impressed with themselves to care about "research" and are to in the old times to realize the old stereotype of gamers has dramatically changed.

Covenant4119d ago

Good points.

The average gamer is no longer some isolated 15-year-old w/o a social life.

--The average age of gamers is nearly 30

--20% of all people who play video games (this is PC, as well) are over 50.

--Women now make up a decent chunk of the gaming community (though last I heard, it's only like 10%. But that's more than it used to be)

This article is a prime example of what happens when the mainstream media attempts to cover something they have little to no familiarity with.

One would think that given Time's frequently excessive coverage of pop culture--at the expense of ACTUAL news--they'd have a better grip on trends in entertainment.

Guess not.

PS3n3604119d ago (Edited 4119d ago )

So true. The even scarier fact is that it is only when the media covers something we personally know the truth about that you realize everything in the media is as poorly written and researched. Makes you wonder if the coverage of the war in Iraq is getting the same kind of attention to detail and factual accounting. We may never know.

Hatchetforce4119d ago (Edited 4119d ago )

I just gave Time magazine a few things to think about. It is quite simple. Go here:

At the top of the page is the author Lev Grossman. Click his name and a javascript box will pop up and just enter your remarks to the Editor. One email won't matter but after a few hundred they will get the picture. I gave then several shots in the teeth for their outdated Mr. Hand idiocy.

BenzMoney4119d ago

I mean, yeah, they got the details wrong - and as a Halo fan that's annoying...

...but on the other hand, this is Time magazine - exposure like this, whether the details are correct or not, can do nothing but good for the game.

Kudos to Bungie - they've really grown over the past decade and they deserve the recognition they're finally getting on a mainstream level.

Covenant4119d ago

"...but on the other hand, this is Time magazine - exposure like this, whether the details are correct or not, can do nothing but good for the game."

Also good points. Even with the errors, I don't think this will hurt Halo 3--now just 3 freakin' weeks away!!!--but I wish they would have gotten a better grasp on the current nature of gamers and gaming.

HaKeRsCanRotINHEL4119d ago (Edited 4119d ago )

by 9 year olds whilst playing Deathmatch! LOL :)

Wow, Master Chief Times: MOTY. WOW

Man, how did you guys get all those BUBBLES??? Share the love.

BenzMoney4119d ago

Is the Chief really man of the year?!

hahaha - that would be sweet!

sticky doja4119d ago

But Time is my bathroom reading material, and I haven't had to be in the John long. If it is as bad as they are making it out to be, I might just have me some new TP to use.

ShiftyLookingCow4119d ago

haha be careful it doesnt end up causing an overflow

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