Following our first experiment, Issue 1 of Haywire is dedicated to exploring the current state of games journalism, with our take on the Mass Effect 3 debate, an analysis of the role press plays in propagating corporate speech, perspectives on cinematic gaming and how to review games. All this, and more!
The Mass Effect features mentioned include IGN’s Ending Controversy Opinion Video, Penny Arcade’s Mass Effect 3 Ending, Kotaku’s So, There’s a Fan Campaign to Change the Ending of Mass Effect 3, Bob Chipman’s Mutants and Masses, Tasteful, Understated Nerdrage, GameFront’s 5 Reasons the Fans Are Right, Forbes’ Storytelling In Videogames and Ray Muzyka’s blog post.
The Guardian Force prototype is still available for online reading.
Kieron Gillen’s New Games Journalism Manifesto can be found on his personal workblog. The Audit Bureau report can be found on its homepage and Christian Schmidt’s article on Der Spiegel Online (fair warning, those are German sources).
Snapshot is available on Steam.
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