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Video game journalism is not the fairy tale some think it is

Industry challenges aspiring journalists should know about

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Friday, January 11, 2019 - 12:03 GMT
Video game journalism is not the fairy tale some think it is
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 12:03 GMT

Whenever I mention to people that I write about video games professionally the immediate response is always "Oh, that must be so great!", followed by "You must receive a lot of free games," not much later. Some of them even think that journalists are at the top of the industry, but the reality is that its the complete opposite.


I personally consider video game journalism to be one of the most difficult forms of journalism to master, and that isn't just because I work in this industry. There is extra responsibility that comes with reporting on video games, and a lot of extra issues that aren't as prevalent in other sectors.
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Raymond Bakker
Journalist and Software Developer at Moonlight Multimedia. He covers the latest video games news from indie to virtual reality and has been actively involved in the video games industry since the early 2000s.
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