I agree with absolutely none of this. I particularly love the idea that 'Games Journalists' are different to Film Journalists who write for newspapers, like they have to pass an exam or be initiated or something.
The problem here is that game journos see themselves as part of the industry. Hell I suspect that game devs see them as that as well.
Look at film reviews in the newspapers as a refreshing alternative to the nepotistical relatioship gamesites/mags have with the developers. A shit film get shit scores. Biggest percieved problem with film reviews is the snobbism of the reviwers.
In order for this to happen gaming needs to grow up and become a mature pasttime. A quick glance at the boothbabe at the expos thread tell me this won't happen any time soon.
AAA releases send their pampering goodwill towards whoever has the largest readership of people they are targeting. And their money.
LB, you really are a massive geek.