Nathan, I must say I'm not much of a fan of this mentality:
I heard about that but the devs were stupid enough to sign a contract that allowed Machinima to take advantage of them.
You're definitely entitled to your opinion and all, but I see that as being along the same lines as having no sympathy over someone's death because it was suicide.
Also, fwiw, IGN isn't really that great either.
Aaaand it's more or less the same stupidity that made me lose respect for nearly all television, magazine and newspaper journalism.