"I'm not sure if it's worth the huge domino effect of lateness just to weigh in on a game that everyone's already covered."It isn't, I don't think. One timely review is better than two late ones.
Are you prepared to comment on why Giant Bomb didn't have a copy until launch, Jeff? I totally understand if you aren't, but it seems in the interest of the consumer to understand the criteria being used to decide who gets a review copy and who doesn't.