Do you know who wrote the last gaming article you read? Do you know how or why they wrote it? In this episode, you’ll hear about a trend certain outlets have adopted that are raising major ethics concerns from outside the gaming community (this time) and what you need to look out for when browsing the news.
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On paid media council programs
- Rolling Stone seeks ‘thought leaders’ willing to pay $2,000 to write for them by Archie Bland for The Guardian
- We Turned Down a Monthly Forbes.com Column. Here’s Why. by Saul Hafenbredl for C. Blohm & Associates
Examples of paid media council gaming-related posts at Forbes
- How community-based video games came to dominate the market
- It’s 2000 again: why the next gaming innovation cycle could follow the same path as the internet
- Video games are standing in for physical world experiences during social distancing
- The cloud is playing games
- Game on: as 5g deployments speed up so will cloud gaming
- There are many more
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Todd Mitchell is a US Midwest-based comedy writer and game developer with bylines at Weekly Humorist, Fanbyte, Slackjaw, End of the Bench Sports, and more. He’s the author of Inside Video Game Creation, the founder of CodeWritePlay, and host of the GameDev Breakdown podcast. Follow him on Twitter @Mechatodzilla.