I worked really hard on blogging about video games, years ago, but I was really disheartened to discover way too late, but long before ‘Gamergate’ that there is really no such thing as ‘video games journalism’—to be a professional video game reviewer is to just confect advertisements.
Video games have been trivialised socially, and given such a stigma of being juvenile that you’re probably better off doing work on the political science, sociology, and industrial economics of the video games industry.
Hardt & Negri, and, as much as it pains me to say this, Zizek studies on video game multimedia have so much more integrity than what claims to be ‘video games journalism’.
Also: journalism? In its newspaper form it is a part of the capitalist state. Many of my old university peers who worked as journalists have basically become staffers for politicians.