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GamePro Expo's "Official Announcement" 16

Next Generation has word of the GamePro Expo's official announcement by IDG. The show will essentially be a companion to the summer E3 show, though the ESA will only be involved in advertising for the event. Consumers will enjoy games at the GamePro event, while a very select media group will attend the E3 event. From the article: "Similarities between the two events have been primarily drawn from the fact that IDG's expo will take place at the 'old' E3's former stomping grounds at the L.A.C.C., and it's expected to host tens of thousands of attendees. According to initial reports, the event was to be called the 'GamePro Expo,' although IDG has now launched a contest in which anyone 13 and over can submit an idea for the expo's name." Thank goodness.

How To Be A Real Game Journalist 36

InsertCredit and some of the other game-journo sites out there took issue with the Game Career Guide's How to Be a Game Journalist feature. So, they've responded with their own opinions. There are 12 entries in total, each with a refreshingly cynical approach to what they do. From Tim Edwards' post: "So what do I do? I'm deputy editor of PC Gamer. Half my day is spent on the phone — talking to the PR reps that act as the gatekeepers to games industry and talking to our freelancers who write up to half of the magazine. With them, I'll commission copy, talk through their work, chase up any late text or missing elements. Meanwhile, I'll talk through pages with our art team — because magazine journalism is 50% writing, 50% making the words look pretty. 50% more of my time is spent talking through mag strategy: what's to be our next big review, how the flat-plan is shaping up, what we should put in the next issue. And my final 50% is spent working on copy — writing or re-writing. And yes, I'm well aware that there are many halves to a whole."

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