Troy Wolverton, who recently worked at the, has been hired by the Mercury News to cover the video gaming industry, according to a blog by the paper’s former gaming reporter, Dean Takahashi. Takahaski moves up to the position of tech columnist. The move to hire a gaming reporter was well received by at least one gamer Web site,, which said: “You might not think this means anything to you, but for every newspaper that invests in covering the video game industry, it means that there will be less nonsense said companies can get away with. It also, of course, continues to validate an industry we all know is worth the daily coverage.”

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