EuroGamer have posted an editorial where they take a look at why many of the big American and Japanese publishers seem to treat European gamers like second class citizens. They discuss why consoles are released last here in Europe and why the trade shows are almost empty of top publishers/developers. Here's a taster:

    "Nintendo's GameCube has just launched in Japan with all the ferocity of one hand clapping in an empty forest. Two months from now it will be appearing on store shelves in America, and by then Microsoft should have launched its Xbox as well. But not here. In Europe we will probably have to wait until March to get our hands on these new consoles, although so far neither company has even bothered to tell us exactly when their console will be released or how much it will cost us when it finally does arrive."