Hello Everyone so gamasutra has an interesting article where there writer essentially dissects the purpose of game Previews. Essentially after being showed a very controlled presentation on the beginnings of Bungies next project the writer pretty much asks what's the purpose of game previews if the only outcome of them is to be a glorified early sales pitch ( more or less).
So being an avid gamer and at one time a huge Gaming magazine fan ( I have subscribed to PC gamer, EGM, OXM, gamepro, Nintendo Power, and regularly bought PSN for a while). I have to say in recent years i have lost a lot of love for gaming - related media and especially magazine and website previews . really the best sales pitches to me are either Giant Bomb quick look vids and let's plays on youtube which generally tend to show me the good , bad, and ugly of games but also give me a better idea of exactly what I am getting when i buy a game.
So My question is how do you guys feel about gaming media ? do you trust previews ...and * shudder* reviews ? Do they affect your decision to purchase a game at all ? What does affect your decision to pick up one title over another ? Just asking for curiosities sake , it's not too often that the gaming press tends to analyze itself ( or not the sites i read at least) so i would love to know what other gamers think!