I'd say it's about damn time.
In the past, I've made mention of the fact that video game critics don't exactly lead glamorous lives. There are so many misconceptions about it that it really starts to grate after a while.
That's why I think it's awesome to see a new website that acknowledges those who have gone virtually without applause: It's Video Game Review HQ , "where the critics get their just due." It seems the site is designed to honor the best sources and critics in the industry, and they'll properly hand out a high-five to those who have worked so hard. Here's a snippet from their Mission Statement:
"We’ll bring all the hard-working video game critics into the limelight. We’ll show off their works, give a nod to their publications, and say, 'job well done, good sir (or ma’am, as the case may be).' We’ll search around for highly accomplished reviews, and we encourage our readers to do the same."
The staff of VGRHQ is a mystery, as they say they prefer to remain in the shadows so as not to steal any thunder away from the honorees. They do say the site is run by a handful of long-time industry vets, though.
This is something the industry really needs, don't you think?