As reported by Game|Life, Gametap’s editorial website and video content is getting axed less than a year after it was started.
I have voiced worries about Gametap in the past, and this is another bad piece of news. The problem the service has is that it seems to be run by individuals who know what the hell they are doing. This brings a level of knowledge and communication with users that you would not expect from a branch of Time Warner. Of course, this makes Gametap stand out like a sore thumb, which is bad when it comes time to knock out anything unrelated to the bottom line.
In any case, losing the editorial section likely has nothing to do with the fate of the service itself, but it still makes me worry. → Games are the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions.