Famitsu just lost all credibility in my book.
The article states that Gamepro linked with Famitsu, not the other way around. That means that Gamepro gets some much needed good content in their news section, while Famitsu gets a fat check. I didn't see a mention of any action figure licensing deals, or any other thing that might lead you to believe that Famitsu is losing credibility.
You guys must think this announcment meant they swapped writing staffs or something. I agree, Gamepro is utter garbage. I get a free sub, and just recieved their JULY 2002 issue. It had the same content that my April 2002 EGM had. The issue was a little thinner than my TV Guide. Their magazine survives on their excellent brand recognition.