[GameSetLinks is GameSetWatch's daily link round-up post, culling from hundreds of weblogs and outlets to compile the most interesting longform writing, links, and criticism on the art and culture of video games.]

As we slide slowly into the 'almost weekend' stretch, GameSetLinks resurrects itself with a host of (actually fairly timely, mainly) news items, a number of which actually concern the game press itself - such as the first story below, Eurogamer's handling of the Darkfall review controversy.

Incidentally, much kudos to Eurogamer for being such a professional outlet that they've set up an editor blog which, in part, discusses meta-issues around coverage on a leading consumer video game site. (No dedicated RSS feed for it, though?)

Anyhow, also in this set of links is Slide To Play on iPhone editorial integrity, NegativeGamer on the story percentages (press release vs. originals) on a number of leading websites, Ben Fritz wandering from Variety to the LA Times, and rather more links besides.

Have at it:

Editor's blog: Darkfall aftermath // Blog entry /// Eurogamer - Games Reviews, News and More
This is interesting - controversy about how long the MMO was played for, Eurogamer decides on a re-review.

TRUE CHIP TILL DEATH ยป Breakpoint 2009 wrap-up Part One
Really good guide to the excellent European demo-competition.

Game Studies - Issue 0901, 2009
A good set of articles on 'EverQuest, Ten Years Later'.

Crispy Gamer - Feature: I Call Bullshit: Hardcore Elitism
'I'm getting a little tired of this kind of us-versus-the-newcomers mentality among the "hardcore" gaming set. Yes, more people are playing games now, but this is not a bad thing! In fact, it's been vital to making the industry as exciting and varied and downright enjoyable as it is today.'

NegativeGamer: 45% of All The News You Read is From a Press Release, and Other Interesting Stories
Some interesting raw analysis of what stories websites publish, Gamasutra included. Of course, publishing something from a press release isn't 'bad' if you correctly extract and contextualize the information - but this is still fascinating. (Yes, Kyle, I'm linking your semi-related feature next round-up!)

The Cut Scene - 'So Long And Thanks For All The Fish'
Fritz to the LA Times then, joining other smart folks like Alex Pham there who write about games, I presume.

Weekly Slide: Why Ethics Are Important at Slide To Play
Intriguing ethics discussion on iPhone review sites from Steve Palley over at Slide To Play.