Let the debate begin

fightitout

So much for promises.


In this inaugural year for the Kunkel Awards, we wanted to list the Top 10 in each category and let the gaming community influence our judges.

Alas, we’re now into our second category, and we don’t yet have 10 finalists.

For Excellence in News Video/Streaming, our judges really liked six entries – half got nods from all three judges, the other half from two judges.

So below are those entries, along with comments from one of our judges. I didn’t think to ask for those comments, but now that we got them, I like them. So I’ll guilt the judges into this extra responsibility for the remaining three categories.

To influence those judges, you can post comments below, lobby us discreetly, or point us to an online discussion that pimps certain entries, rips others, or insults us for doing a crappy job with the Kunkel Awards.

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Kojima vs. Konami: An Investigation – “Journalism, journalism, journalism. Clear visuals that back up the narrative. The piece claims due diligence and cites sources that didn’t comment. Mmmm.”


Making sense of Shenmue 3 – “Good lede. Grabbed me. Also, clear visuals that back up the narrative.”


Oh Boy, Boyer! – Indie-Fensible (#GamerGate) – “A little smug in its journalism, but interesting nonetheless.”

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Devs Speak Out on Steam Refunds – “Not very sexy, visual lameness, but strong content, good breakdown of info, process breakdown.”


#GamerGate at SPJ Airplay – “Clear summary and angle up front. Editing cuts are pretty legit to a layman like me. Also, journalism.”


The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Videogames and You! – “A lot of econ podcasts ran similar pieces about the TPP. This is important and well done. Maybe boring to some, but useful to the interested audience. JOURNALISM.”


Next week: Finalists for Excellence in Feature Video/Streaming.

 


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