- Cross-posting this from big sister site Gamasutra, since I know a lot of people who work in the game biz read GSW as well - we're doing the Top 20 Publishers countdown again for Game Developer magazine, and need your anonymous feedback-based help!:

"The editors of Game Developer magazine are asking all game professionals to complete a brief anonymous survey which will help decide the rankings of this year's renowned 'Top 20 Publishers' feature.

For this year's fifth annual Top 20 Publishers countdown, the magazine is looking for two sets of feedback.

The first part is a reputational section, ranking and optionally commenting on all major publishers, which can be answered by all game professionals.

The second part is a section to be answered only by those professionals who have managed or participated in relationships with specific game publishers, either as employee or third-party developer. Both are part of the same survey form.

This feedback will be combined with a multitude of other statistics used to work out the ranking, including revenue, average game review percentages, and release SKU amounts, to create a new Top 20, to be revealed in the October 2007 issue of Game Developer magazine.

All of the survey feedback is completely anonymous, and this year, alongside the in-depth magazine article and information disseminated on Gamasutra.com, full, canonical data will also be available in a forthcoming report from Game Developer Research.

The Top 20 Publishers survey will remain open until Monday, August 27th. For further reference, interested parties can read last year's Top 20 Publishers countdown, which was topped by Electronic Arts, on Gamasutra."