Serious Video Game Business Looks Like This

If you've been angry about video games lately, consider the position some of your favorite games writers are in. They've had to sit somewhere in between enthusiast and business-minded gamer, alongside their enthusiast readership hungry for the latest information about upcoming releases.

In fact, I don't even know if I'm allowed to post something like this, but I wanted to share a piece of the document I had to sign in order to attend today's Nintendo preview event for the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL hardware. With this hardware tied up in international supply chains, global product management, and the lives of retail employees all around the world, I'm never surprised by an embargo.

Note: Nintendo's legal embargo documentation refers to "Nintendo Materials" because this event showcases both hardware and software! I can't wait to get my first taste of Majora's Mask gameplay… and in 3D too! Do I have to turn in my Nintendo-fan license for waiting this long to play?