So, I got curios... I think I have a fairly good grip on the general quality of the gaming press in the US and UK, as well as in my home country of Sweden. But I don't really know anything about the rest of the world, especially the non-English speaking parts.
So I want you to inform me.
We have all heard the stories about the European gaming press asking about "ze multipleyer" and so on, but how is the overall quality? Is it good, crap och just nonexistent? How's the critical discourse? Can the national gaming press compete with the big international sites or are they slowly dying? Are games getting covered in mainstream media (and if it is, how is it viewed upon)?
Whatever the case, I want to know.
And if you're wondering, I think that the Swedish gaming press is donig fine most of the time (from a quality standpoint at least) and games are slowly getting more and more mainstream attention as well. There is however a rather big divide between the "games are just games, and I just wanna have fun"-crowd and the "games are a form of cultural expression in many ways equal to film och literature, and therefore should be analyzed in a similar way"-crowd.