Remember This When You Read All the Glowing Words About the 360 Slim
It’s good to be a game journo, re: MS’ E3 press conference:
The US price is the same $299 as the current model. Everyone in the audience got one for free. Sorry.
Nope, no conflict of interest here, no sir.1
I hope this is a joke on Edge’s part, but it sure seems like an odd place to put one, even in light of that dry, British, sense of humour humor–anyone else notice any other sites offering up this little bit of info? I’m gonna guess not…
Also: here’s a nice quote from the New York Times manual on journalistic ethics and how they view gifts from those they cover:
Staff members may not accept gifts, tickets, discounts, reimbursements or other inducements from any individuals or organizations covered by The Times or likely to be covered by The Times. (Exceptions may be made for trinkets of nominal value, say, $25 or less, such as a mug or a cap with a company logo.) Gifts should be returned with a polite explanation.
Staff members may not accept anything that could be construed as a payment for favorable coverage or as an inducement to alter or forgo unfavorable coverage.
I imagine the only correspondence with Microsoft will be some mood music, a little wine and a tongue bath.
Update: nope, not a joke, per Fei in the comments.
1 Skip to the next-to-last paragraph.