Great new issue of CGW this month with a good long Sam and Max story.
As I was reading the revi^^^Viewpoint section, I noted that the articles don’t just summarize how other outlets scored a particular game but also include quotations and comments on the reviews from IGN, Gamespy and Gamespot. (As well as the usual plea to “Check us out at 1up!!!”.)
This is new, isn’t it? And it wasn’t just in one piece - it was all over the section.
So far, I like it. It didn’t just criticize other outlets, or just quote them for support, though it did both in different places. It does a good job of contextualizing the opinions of the writers in a larger critical environment.