The Guardian to launch games blog

by Suw on July 29, 2004

The Guardian, one of the few UK publications to understand blogging, is to launch a new games blog.
The blog, which will be available from Monday 2 August, will be written by Aleks Krotoski, former presenter of Channel 4's “Thumb Bandits”; Greg Howson, Guardian Online's games reviewer; and Keith Stuart, the mobile gaming expert. It will cover every game genre and every major gaming platform, including PCs, consoles, the net and mobile phones.
Read the rest at Strange Attractor.

Anonymous July 30, 2004 at 2:05 pm

I don't think the Guardian truly does understand blogging. If they did, the Guardian Weblog would have permalinks. It's almost as if there's a breakdown in internal communication there – why have some actual blogs, set up properly, and one that just uses a rudimentary blog format without actually being a blog?

Anonymous August 2, 2004 at 7:54 am

The Guardian blogs are not consistent – the Online blog does have permalinks, as does the new Games blog, but the News and the US Election blogs do not. I do know that there is a good reason why this is, but you're going to have to take my word for it that that's the case. I would like all the blogs to have permalinks and comments, but I'll settle for 50% for the moment.
However, if a lack of permalinks is your only criteria for criticism of The Guardian's blogging policy, then I'm surprised. Personally, I think they 'get' blogs a lot more than any other UK publication at the moment. Not all their features are spot on, it's true, but they're making a good go at getting their head round the medium.

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