Interviews

Jason Schreier's Secret to Success People trust him, says Nathan Grayson

Jason Schreier’s Secret to Success? “People trust him,” says Nathan Grayson

Aftermath’s Nathan Grayson recently shared with us what he thinks makes Jason Schreier such a great journalist. Grayson, who used to work with Schreier at Kotaku, breaks down Schreier’s success into three key ingredients: networking, strategic communication, and commitment to getting things right. Building Bridges and Burning None One of Schreier’s skills is his ability

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Nathan Grayson on Google AI They launched a busted product to beat OpenAI to the punch

Nathan Grayson on Google AI: “They launched a busted product” to beat OpenAI to the punch

Nathan Grayson, a veteran gaming journalist and co-founder of Aftermath, slammed Google AI Overview in an exclusive interview. He called it “terrible” and a “busted product.” A Rushed Job with Rough Edges Grayson called it “mind-boggling” that Google would release the AI Overview in its current state. He pointed out several instances where the AI

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Integrity vs. Income Why Journalists Transition to Gaming Company Roles

Integrity vs. Income: Why Journalists Transition to Gaming Company Roles

The gaming industry is booming, but the same can’t be said for gaming journalism. An alarming trend has been happening – seasoned journalists are ditching traditional media for positions inside the very gaming companies they once covered. But what about independent journalism, and won’t these ex-watchdogs struggle with a serious case of “both sides of

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Is Journalism Dead and Can Independent Media Survive Nathan Grayson Weighs In

Is Journalism Dead and Can Independent Media Survive? Nathan Grayson Weighs In

Even in the land of the free (United States), journalism is facing a brutal reality check. Nathan Grayson, co-founder of Aftermath, shares his insights in this exclusive interview. Niche Media Outlets Grayson’s firsthand encounters with The Washington Post are notably concerning. Poor management and a seemingly disinterested owner (Jeff Bezos, in this case) have led

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Washington Post's Launcher Exceeded Traffic Expectations, Yet Shutdown Followed Nathan Grayson

Washington Post’s Launcher “Exceeded Traffic Expectations”, Yet Shutdown Followed: Nathan Grayson Shares Insight

The Washington Post’s gaming section, Launcher, was a surprising shutdown in January 2023. Despite exceeding traffic goals every quarter, Launcher got the axe. In a recent interview with Spiel Times, Aftermath’s Nathan Grayson, who previously wrote for Launcher, shed light on the possible reasons behind this baffling decision. A Vertical Cut Short Grayson believes that

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'The biggest will survive, the rest will die'- Nathan Grayson on the decline of traditional journalism, Aftermath's survival, and the future of games media - Spiel Times

‘The Biggest Will Survive, The Rest Will Die’: Nathan Grayson on the Decline of Traditional Journalism, Aftermath’s Survival, and the Future of Games Media

The shift from 2023-2024 has been a shocker for online publishing. Many small publishers dependent on Adsense revenue got shut down due to Google’s crazy core updates one after the other. Thousands of websites got affected starting the Helpful Content Update back in September(including ours), and with May’s Core Update, it was the final nail

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KBS Media's statement about THE BOYZ ZEPETO photo cards

[EXCLUSIVE] KBS Media Clarifies THE BOYZ ZEPETO Photo Cards Controversy

On November 14, a post on the popular Korean community, Instiz, went viral, including some pictures of THE BOYZ’s virtual photo cards. The exclusive merchandise featured their ZEPETO avatars and autographs. The setting of the images resembled BTS’s concept photos from the ‘Proof’ album and soon began a heated discussion online. To stop the rumors

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