What's really crazy is that anyone who's worked in games coverage sees this kind of behavior all the time
. It's gross, but it's there for everyone to see, and everyone knows it happens. It's insane that the only thing
this Eurogamer article did was explain to readers something that the gaming press has taken as "normal" for a very long time.
Props to Eurogamer for publishing this and to Mr. Florence for writing this. A shame they edited out some material, but gaming sites are extremely vulnerable to pressure from folks with real muscle (like MCV/Intent). As Ben Kuchera's article
in PA mentions, libel suits are no small thing at the moment in the UK.