Game Journalism

To anyone who has worked in both the games sector (as a writer or editor, for example) and the rest of the publishing industry (as a reporter or columnist for newspapers, editing trade rags, etc.), how do they differ? What about games journalism convinced you to make the transfer?

Or, as the case may be, what did you dislike so much in former game-related writing jobs that you found yourself preferring to cover meetings of your local solid waste authority.