Mat Growcott of One More Castle writes:
'Video Game Journalism is something of a frowned upon set of work. People are only too ready to criticize pieces written only for hits, but it doesn't stop thousands of people flocking to your website for said pieces. It's an odd situation to work in, things that you're proud of very rarely get the hits they deserve.
Striking the balance between a level of professionalism and a level of pandering is difficult to do and I would say accounts for the reason thousands of blogs fall into obscurity every single month.
The past fortnight or so has offered an incredibly unique opportunity to examine ourselves as a collective. The PSN downtime has been covered by small blogs, respected sites and major news outlets, making comparison between each group incredibly easy. What we've discovered isn't shocking, more common sense, but it is interesting nonetheless.
Besides, an Expert told us. So, it's all true.'