I was recently final episode of weekend confirmed and after yet another well known and corporately backed podcast goes down I can't help but feel like the US games press, as we've traditionally come to known it, as dead. At least dying and on life support. I don't just mean switching mediums from print to web like happened in the past either. It doesn't seem like there is any money in extensive games coverage. Everything that exists is either a PR feed in the form of blogs, and annoying kids on YouTube. And of course GiantBomb, who I feel like has built the sort of thing the rest of the industry would have built too if they were paying attention.
One bright side is that a lot of hobbyists are picking up where traditional games press left off. Site like Gamers with Jobs are a great example.
I'm probably just beating a dead horse here, but it was on my mind.