Usually when anything game related hits the national media, it has to do with all the bad parts of gaming. So you have to give credit to USA Today, which has been making a very public push to court gamers.
First it was them giving away LittleBigPlanet beta keys. And now they’re trying to get you to play Resistance 2. All you have to do is go to the their website and tell them in less than 50 words why you deserve access to the beta. If you’re interested I’d say to hurry up, they are only going to choose 400 winners out of whoever responds. And while the official rules say that USA Today is not going to choose winners on a first come, first served basis, it can’t hurt to get your entry in early.
But what’s kind of got my gears grinding is: USA Today and gaming? I mean most media publications, usually carry gaming news in some shape or form. But I wonder if this latest push towards courting gamers is because of an honest effort by USA Today, or if Sony has given them a little incentive, by way of greasing their palms. What’s next, will the New York Times start publishing guild raiding guides for World of Warcraft?