Bill Rix writes:
"Never mind the fact that Gamespot's shady termination of a reviewer for giving other than what was expected, covertly or otherwise - this matter speaks to a deeper problem. Game journalism has nearly come of age as much as traditional print media has, and many publications are as respectable, often breaking stories before television and print outlets. It's significant when a popular, oft-read representation of video game journalism breaks a basic rule of reporting. It's a major failure to follow by example."