Games journalism never had any integrity

Bitmob - Now that the internet's tirade on journalistic integrity is (hopefully) over, I figured it’s about time for me to chime in. And what, you may ask, is so different about my opinion? Well, I agree with this guy -- partially.

No. Absolutely not, and it’s not nice to call people scumbags you know.

What I am saying is that we have to have had something in order to lose it, and I’m not convinced that we’ve ever had journalistic integrity. It’s not that journalists don’t exist in this industry, or that no one has journalistic integrity; it’s just that they’re rare things in a field much further behind than it should be.

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Lifeequals422168d ago

Games journalism doesn't have integrity? Surely you must be kidding.

trenso12168d ago

It had integrity in the beginning, but now i feel it has fell off. Reporters, bloggers, and journalist now-a-days seem to all sway one way or make two radical opposing views. Like with the Blops declassified, it is getting bombarded with bad reviews, but is it because the game is bad or are reviewers just all picking the same side so they don't get bashed, or are they trying to appeal to the internet crowd that seems to hate COD.

Many of them are hypocrites they will bash games for not innovating a formula giving it low scores, say that COD does the same exact thing in their review but some how still manage to give it more than an 8. Other times they seem to argue popular opinions for the sake of arguing them to get hits on their website. When their claim has no real evidence to back it up. For example many people love FF(older ones at least),Halo,MGS,and GTA yet you will see articles going against those opinions just ignite arguments.