Aspiring Games Journalists Hope to Kickstart App Development

on December 13, 2011 4:00 PM

While gaming publications have been dropping left and right over the last few years, one group of entrepreneurs is looking to break into the business. The difference between the guys at PXL and traditional gaming magazines like GamePro is that the former group wants to create an iOS and Android app for its publication.

With 22 days left in their Kickstarter fund, these guys seem pretty close to their goal. One thing that rubs me the wrong way is the fact that they’re offering feature stories in exchange for money, a pretty big no-no in the realm of credible journalism. After all, it’s not like anyone’s buying our affections here at DualShockers. Still, it’s interesting to see there are folks out there who want to introduce traditional games journalism to new media. And I’m fairly certain I know who’s gracing the cover of that “premiere” issue. Your thoughts?

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.