This week, Microsoft bought the Gears of War franchise and tried to get away with buying your love too. Let's look at some of January's hottest news stories and controversies.
If I could ask you readers some questions this week, they would be:
▪ Has the Xbox One/Machinima controversy affected how you view these two companies?
▪ Do you implicitly trust video producers, knowing that they might be paid to say (or not say) certain things?
▪ Would you expect video producers to disclose whether or not they are paid by advertisers?