Also, I'm left wondering why the last line of this news post was needed? There is already enough steering of the cultural narrative from games journalists, and all Patrick had to do here is simply report that this is a thing. His opinion is irrelevant to this.
He's done this on literally every article like the Destiny article about the dlc. If you don't like it, then go somewhere else.
I have no issue with embargoes if they are before the release day though I'll listen to the argument that the embargo should lift a few days before b/c of the preorder bonuses. But release day embargoes are shady as fuck. There needs to be a balance between what is fair for the publisher/dev, the reviewer/website, and the consumer. I think the day before is a good compromise but that seems to happen less and less these days which I find a bit sad honestly.