Rate game badly – get threatened not to be offered a review again.

Be okay with it once you realize nothing of value is likely to come from them anyway.

via The Awl by Choire Sicha on 6/15/11

“The Redner Group’s official Twitter account posted something you almost never see: an open threat stating that outlets who reviewed Duke Nukem Forever poorly may not receive review copies of games in the future. Anyone who has done this job for any amount of time has suffered through a dry spell after giving a publisher a bad review, but this is the first time the threat of a blacklist has been made public.” They’ve since apologized, but, yow. (via

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