Over at Kotaku, they have a short report from the GCDC going on in Leipzig, Germany. This one is about press influence on games.

One of the participants, Mike Capps from Epic Games, remarked that they’ll actively solicit their (game journalists) feedback because “the press knows games and they know what’s gonna sell” with proposed changes being incorporated as late as six weeks before ship date.

I find this unsettling, especially given the state of game journalism today. Is this one reason (maybe the biggest one) that there’s such drooling over new products?

Of course, that may not be true for all publishers. I certainly hope it isn’t. But read the piece and see what you think.

Press Influence on Games on Kotaku