Your conversations about the downloadable/smaller games over the last couple of weeks have been rather interesting but it seems odd that you seem to be placing the blame on the platform holders (PSN/XBLA). It is not uncommon to hear you guys reference a developer ‘putting a game out to die’ by not promoting enough or releasing at a poor time so why is this blame placed further on the platform when titles fail to gain traction? Out of curiosity, how often do developers reach out to you guys (gaming sites) in attempt to give you early access or encourage coverage of an upcoming downloadable title? For all the flack the Xbox is taking for its new, ad heavy dashboard maybe they could earn some forgiveness if they use some of those ad tiles to offer affordable advertising space to XBLA titles or *gasp* even indie devs. Love the show, keep on keepin on.
(also, heard the pixel junk monsters argument again and after playing a few hours of this game I have to say it still feels like just another poorly performing flash game)
RE - all the trailer discussions: a lot of assumptions being made based on a 2 minute clip that is only created to try and get people excited while keeping them guessing, might want to reserve a bit of judgement until we know more about some of those games.