You know, I was just looking at the gaint bomb videos, then I checked gamespot, IGN and gametrailers and I noticed not a single one of them barring IGN reviewed Fall Of The Samurai. Probably the biggest pc game out at the moment. Even when IGN reviewed it, it got about half a page, without any video review and was stuck well at the back of the website and bumped out of existence by "top 10 bestest best bestyest" "best chair in game" "my opinion" none-sense best suited for a blog like this than a major gaming news source. Fall Of The Samurai has been out for around two-three weeks now.
In fact checking Gaint Bomb they don't seem to have done a single Total War review. The only pc videos I see are niche pc games quick looks usually mocking them. Likewise with gametrailers, no Napoleon Total War review or FOTS. If a game even gets misc DLC for a console, it gets complete attention. A video review and all. Gamespot hasn't bothered taking the effort for a video review for a Total War game since Rome.
This got me thinking. Aside from piracy (yes it is killing pc gaming and if you do it you are a cancer) is the gaming media as much to blame for the apparent phasing out of pc gaming (unless it's Blizzard) as piracy? I think it could be.
This isn't just a problem with Total War. the case with alot of pc games. Unless it has a huge publisher behind it, it's blanked out. Even though indie thrives on pc far more than console, it's XBLIVE and PSN games that get reviewed. If you check out gaint bombs video reviews atm, they are mostly XBL games. No balance, pc getting the shaft.