Australian game reviewers get offered special perks for positive reviews

If I ever saw a dream job, this story about the offerings for game reviewers in Australia certainly seems to be the one I’d try to get.

Former editor of Official Australian PlayStation 2 Magazine Richie Young got his weekly editorial off to a very controversial start by suggesting that corruption is rife in the Australian gaming press.

Young’s accusations include reviewers being offered sex and money to change review scores, backroom deals in exchange for “exclusive” stories, elaborate gifts like overseas trips, and advertising support influencing review scores.

Time to start looking for a job down, I suppose, so I can pay the bills until I get the dream job.

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