Which is a problem. Many of the people writing about games are not a member of a union or a charter. There are no guidelines or control for accountability, just a loosely unspoken promise not to break an embargo. Certainly, if a writer does ignore an embargo, he won't be doing his reputation much good, nor help his chances for receiving preview copies of games. With the large numbers of writers out there this must make developers and publishers nervous, and perhaps a tad draconian in the limits they set on press coverage.
By the way Broken Age is bloody brilliant. Oops.