Things I want:
- Quality news reporting.
- Quality interviews with questions that are actually interesting.
- Reviews with meaningful analysis by people who know what they are talking about. For example, I don't want to read a review of an arcade game (or a game in that style) by some credit feeder who doesn't even understand the basic concepts of arcade design, and I don't want to read a review of a 3D beat 'em up by someone whose experience with the genre is limited to playing the God of War series and quitting Ninja Gaiden after 30 minutes. I cannot count how many reviews I've seen that read something like "Well, I don't know anything about this genre, and I don't really understand the mechanics of the game, but here is my vague feeling on it based on what little I can grasp and what I've heard other people who know more than me saying." If you don't know what you're talking about then you shouldn't be writing a review in the first place.
Things I don't want:
- Homilies. Please keep your shitty political opinions to yourself and stop preaching about justice this, equality that. Or at least keep that shit separate from the news reporting, the interviewing, the reviewing etc.
- Reporting on gaming "culture." A fan-made video you found on Youtube is not news. Some guy playing Battletoads with his nose is not news. Pictures of people cosplaying as video game character are not news.