IGN: not all bad

For this week’s Saturday round up, I’d like to salute IGN UK writer Rob Burman, and his contribution to the art of headline writing.

» Livingstone Singapores His Heart Out
Ian Livingstone said something in Singapore, so what more could you ask for in a headline? Bonus marks for the word “opined” in the article itself.

» Sony’s SIXAXIS Mishap-sis
Both tenuous and rhyming. Exemplary.

» Saved by the Buzz
It’s the news of Buzz!: The Schools Quiz. It’s quite a nicely constructed headline if you think about it: Saved by the Bell was set in a school, and a bell makes a noise sort of like a buzz. Ish.

» Zune With a View to Play Games
Not only is it a bad pun, but it also tells you what the story is about. Which is a bit too practical for my taste, but good work nonetheless.

Jake

Jake has been here since the beginning, with hundreds of reviews and countless other guff to his name. These days, not so consistent.

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