My question is this: If Capcom paid all of these "journalist" to visit a less exotic location would there be any controversy? I think places like California and NYC would be just as much as a vacation for someone as Hawaii (I do admit, probably, most game journalist reside in CA and NYC). Isn't the problem more about the all expense paid trip, rather than the location?
That's what I was thinking myself. I LIVE in Hawaii, and I can tell you from living here for 26 years all my life that the island is overrated by the rest of the world. If this was in any other
part of the globe, would it have been as big a deal?
What if Captivate was in the Midwest where a majority of the game journalists don't live? What if flying them there costed the same amount of money? Would it still have been a big deal then?
I'm telling ya Cheapy, Hawaii's great, but it's not the golden paradise everyone makes it out to be. Maybe me living here for too long has made me immune to its "charms".