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Submitted by lifesanrpg 1119d ago | opinion piece

How do we fix the disconnect between video game journalists and gamers?

GameZone's Lance Liebl writes, "Video games. It's a multi-billion dollar industry. Whenever that much money is involved, there's going to be a lot of people drunk with a false sense of importance. In all forms of journalism -- especially in today's world where everything is online -- it's normal to have a disconnect between writer and reader. After all, you don't have to agree with everything you read. It's the writer's job to report the story with as much accuracy as possible. If it's an opinion piece, then criticism is to be expected. I don't agree with a lot of the journalists on ESPN (and don't even get me started on political pieces), but the disconnect stops at the article." (Culture, Industry)

GalacticEmpire  +   1119d ago
I personally experienced that sense of importance people can get when they think they are 'in the biz'...

I had a friend who one day took offence to a link I posted on Facebook about a PS3 exclusive game. You see, this 'friend' is a manager at a game store where I live (nowhere glamorous). He believes himself as much more informed than most about video games and his opinion could not be questioned by a peasant such as myself.

His opinion happened to be that I was not allowed to get excited for a PS3 exclusive because "teh eckbawks is duh bestest". He proceeded to tell me all the reasons his opinion was actually a solid fact that I couldn't argue with and eventually unfriended me in an act of spite.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that bias exists in almost all environments where there are two or more competing parties and because video game 'journalists' are actually involed in the subject they write about they can never be 100% objective. It's the reason you don't have a fan of a football team referee the match in which his chosen team is playing.

Also people are mostly jerks :)
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Riggans42  +   1118d ago
Nothing bothers me more than people in a certain industry that believe everything they think is solid fact.
JoeSchmoh  +   1118d ago
jeeesus christ. damn dude. friends getting mad cause u posting cool stuff about a ps3 game. that's petty but beyond funny because its true. you post anything about your favorite anything coming out and people slam you like you made the movie or vidoegame yourself. cant do nothing! LOL
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