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Wrote about the book Escape to Na-Pali without disclosing his personal and professional relationship with its co-author Alan Williamson — his editor at Five out of Ten magazine.

07 May 16
Vincent IngenitoIGN, Senior editor
Richard Walker — PS Trophies, Editor
Kirk McLeand — Freelance
Steven RuygrokExaminer.com, Senior editor
Peter BrownGameSpot, Senior editor
08 Apr 16
Rob EdwardsTechRadar, Freelance contributor
Jesus Bella — 3d Juegos
Robin Burks — Tech Times
Jorge Cano — Vandal
Jillian Kestler D’Amours — Toronto Star, Reporter
22 Mar 16
Jaime Ventura — Freelance
Hayden DingmanPC World, Reporter
Brittany Vincent — Freelance
Patrick HancockDestructoid, Contributor
Allegra FrankPolygon, Reporter
Carolyn Petit — Feminist Frequency
16 Mar 16
26 Jan 16
Our article on Yellow Journalism, Quick & Dirty, has been heavily revamped. It is now the largest article on the site by a large margin, and aside from covering large game journalism scandals like the ones surrounding Brad Wardell, Denis Dyack or Max Temkin, it now discusses a variety of subjects, such as manufactured scandals, sensationalist reviews, media blitzes. There is even a section about the UVA rape hoax.

Due to being referenced in this article, a section of The Monster to silence has been slightly updated, and part of the previous version of Quick & Dirty has been moved to Unreliable Numbers. Several emblems will also be updated due to this article.

25 Nov 15
23 Oct 15
DeepFreeze rules section has been updated for improved readability. There's a new landing page, and individual emblem pages now easily allow locating every category emblem on the site.

Individual emblem pages are being gradually redrafted, with some new explanations on the controversial decisions page as well.