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Starfield launches today for those who paid extra for the Premium edition, so in the grand tradition of Bethesda games, we’re going to talk about how broken stuff is.
No, not Starfield stuff. For all I know, the game has been polished to a shine with nary a glitch in sight.
Instead, we’re going to talk about how broken games journalism is, prompted in part by a mini-scandal around who got review codes in advance, and who didn’t.
QUOTE | “Access to the game appears to have been heavily restricted in the UK, where Bethesda has also not provided copies of Starfield to other websites and YouTube channels owned by Eurogamer parent company Reedpop.” – On Tuesday, Eurogamer editor-in-chief Tom Phillips explained to readers that Eurogamer would not have a review of Starfield in time for Thursday’s embargo.