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The Ethical Compromises of Paid Reviews

In a previous editorial I spoke a bit about the biases of review copies and how the semi-financial relationship implied by their presence actually does likely introduce a number of biases into coverage. Generally though I tend to assume that in this environment – where a largely unremunerated hobbyist ‘press’…

The biases of review copies

The Biases of Review Copies

Let’s talk about review copies since it’s one of those topics that consistently bobs up to the surface of the reviewer community like a dead rat in a sewer overflow. Note here that I’m not going to talk about the emergent trend of ‘payment for reviews’ – that is a…

Game Criticism and the Myth of the Objective Review

The Myth of the Objective Review

People often ask for people to give an objective review of the games they cover. ‘Less opinion, more fact’, they demand. So let’s talk about the objective review; the objective review in the context of criticism; and why an objective review is an impossible ask in any discipline where it…

Meeple Like Us at UKGE

UK Games Expo 2017

Are you heading to the UK Games Expo this year? If you answered yes, then you might find us there! Myself and Mrs Meeple will be wandering around, looking lost and aimless, as we face a new and unfamiliar environment. This is, for both of us, our first gaming convention. Wheeeeeee!  …

180 Days Later...

180 Days Later…

We’ve just passed the point where Meeple Like Us has been running for 180 days. That’s not quite half a year, but it’s close enough and a round-ish number that makes for a satisfying blog post title. I thought it would be worthwhile here to do some…