I am going to preface what I am saying with a brief re-counting of the years I spent reviewing games. When I started over at Dignews, I got big flat boxes from Dan every couple of weeks with a big stack of games I had to review. There was a lot of crap in there, though that was always an opportunity to get creative in how I wrote up the review. Writing for Macgasm the last few years, I have moved outside of the model of review copies. I occasionally can ask for a code here or there, but it isn't the norm. Nothing really changed other than I directed my own interests to which new games I paid attention to.