Holder of a BA degree in English Studies; currently working on an MFA degree in creative writing. Ian's favorite word is zealous, and greatly enjoys pizza.
Junior Contributor I
Bias in Video Game Journalism
Video game journalism is quite popular these days with websites such as IGN, Gamespot, and Kotaku. However, it seems to be a common issue that many video game journalists have a preference on which console they prefer or which genre is their favorite; leading to a bias when they cover their preferred games over others. This can lead to what is practically yellow journalism, with writers over exaggerating the games and features of what they prefer while undermining the competition, even if the competition is an amazing game or console itself. This issue should be addressed in some way and possible solutions discussed so that gamers are presented with fair coverage of all video games and video game related news.