Taken straight from a thread on another site. None of this is my own words, I'm simply relaying the message and links.
"Future Publishing had a writer get drunk and leak the fact that they basically do whatever game publishers want, for a price, including paid scores and paid covers. This **** is big, and if this is widespread, Kotaku/IGN/Gamespot will probably be exposed too."
Some quotes http://www.neogaf.com/for./showthread.php?t=495020
The writer's twitter https://twitter.com/RichStanton
They control everything “@theubermod: @RichStanton Do publishers/platform holders 'pay' for covers? In either ad spend or access.”
Yes “@helloimandrew: @RichStanton do review scores in future publications sometimes magically change before it hits the self”
Yes. Future will do anything to accommodate advertisers. “@LewieP: @RichStanton have you witnessed any dodgy deals?”
Future Publishing runs ALL OF THESE Magazines
EU Edge GamesMaster GamesMaster Cheats
GamesMaster Presents >NGamer Nintendo: The Official Magazine PC Gamer PlayStation: The Official Magazine PSM3 Xbox 360: The Official Magazine Xbox World US
Nintendo Power Official Xbox Magazine PC Gamer PlayStation: The Official Magazine AUS Nintendo: The Official Magazine PSM3 Xbox 360: The Official Magazine Websites computerandvideogames.com gamesradar.com goldenjoystick.com next-gen.biz nintendopower.com officialnintendomagazine.co.uk
officialplaystationmagazine.co.uk oxm.co.uk oxmonline.com pcgamer.com