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Friday, August 6, 2010

The Cold Shoulder

This is going to be a personal rant, so if you’re not in the mood for that, I suggest you move on for now.

Everyone here ok with my ranting? Ok, let’s get started.

It’s always fun to realize your place in the world. Often times you learn you’re nowhere near as significant as you think you are. Case in point: after covering gaming here on for the last 5 years I recently attempted – for the first time – to ask game companies’ PR departments questions regarding products of their that I’m covering. Two prominent ones were Blizzard and OnLive. Now I know that ‘owner/webmaster of’ isn’t exactly internet currency but it’s humbling as hell to get completely blown off by these folks.

I’m not going to repost my varied queries publicly but they were – in my mind – neither invasive nor needy. I wasn’t asking for a scoop or some new information ahead of the big boys and I certainly wasn’t requesting special service. Most of them were of a clarifying nature, to be honest.

In truth I’ve not been personally been told off by anyone I’ve contacted. No one has said that they will not deal with me. Personally, I take the response I got more seriously: I got nothing. No reply, no automated message, nothing. That’s a real blow, that they didn’t think enough of my emails to reply at all.

Oh well, c’est la vie I suppose. I’ll continue my work as I always have, and occasionally, if a situation truly calls for it,  attempt again to be heard. Maybe someday someone will give me the time of day. If so, you’ll hear about it here first.

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