Ubisoft, Midway and Sony bans EGM from content

egmIn an interesting journalistic move, console gaming magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly has been banned from further writing about any content specifically regarding game companies Ubisoft, Midway and Sony’s sports game division.

Apparently this was done in the response to a column from Editor-in-chief Dan "Shoe" Hsu about publishers bullying game publications. Recently, CNET withdrew former GameSpot reviewer Jeff Gerstmann allegedly over a negative review for Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, which has caused and led to a lot of misconstrued information, theories and rumors.

While this content ban hasn’t been confirmed from any of the three studios, Hsu maintains that EGM "won’t treat these products or companies any differently." Publishers have the right to ban any publications they want for improper coverage, but clearly, that’s not right. Hopefully this isn’t a step towards that direction.

Holding the January 2008 issue of EGM in my hands, Ubisoft may have gotten peeved over the magazine’s review scores for Assassin’s Creed: 7.0 out of 10, 6.0 out of 10 and 4.5 out of 10. Senior reviewer Crispin Boyer issued the game a 4.5 out of 10 and summed up the game with this statement:

"…What makes it all worse is the way the game piles on annoyances the longer you play… It all pseudo-ends with a badly handled sequel tease, but count me out if the next Creed is more of the repetitive crap."

[Via Video Game Media Watch]


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