OriginalGamer.com: "Once again, games journalists failed to do their jobs. As gamers were yelling for answers, some journalists decided to keep quiet on what was going on with PS4 review units."
As it always does. No surprise there.
Pretty much. Most articles today seem to be written for hits and ad revenue instead of actually telling gamers what is going on. Opinion articles are fine, but the constant flip flopping between hot topics just to generate controversy got old years ago.
So basically they have to fly to a beautiful hotel in New York where they are forced to engage in an incredible party where the favors are free PS4s. They are complaining that they have to get off their ass to be wined and dined and can't just get the system for free. Why the heck to I bother getting up in the morning.
Jim Sterling? Yawn.
In fairness the video included with the article makes very very good points. I'm not keen on him but sometimes he is right.
So the video makes sense? Because the article does not. All I took away from the article is he was upset he didn't get invited to an event where they gave out free PS4's.
Sterling doesn't. He is really telling it like it is. He says it may be an inconvenience to travel to New York to get a PS4 given to you but it isn't the apocalypse like Sessler the crybaby tried to make out.
The fail is really going on like it`s the end of the world and not saying why they are going on about it just saying it`s something really bad for console XYZ when it was only them not getting their free console. The choices of Sony. Give retail versions away to every journalist on the planet or sell them to gamers who want one? Give debug units away to all journalists on the planet or give them to developers?
I'm now going to call journalists what Pachter calls his viewers on Pach-Attack, Crybabies. Adam Sessler is not a videogame journalist anymore. Adam Sessler is a crybaby... Hmm that actually sounds nice.
I'll be honest... I laughed at the mention of Sessler being a crybaby.
"Adam Sessler is a crybaby" Couldn't have said it better.
He has a pacifier clipped to his yarmulke I hear.
Here's the cloak and dagger video he's talking about. I know there's a link in the article, but in case someone missed it. This video is better than the one up there ^ http://www.escapistmagazine...
Apparently you guys don't like the Jimquisition video? lmao
Is that what all the fuss was about? Honestly. My god. Some gaming 'journalists' need a slap. I like the usage of The Secret World footage in Jim's video whilst he is talking about how secretive the gaming industry is across the board.
In Beer's case there's the added slander that PS4's might be overheating. That he used that rumor to spice up his own v-blog when the actual rumor in question probably stems from a Brazilian promotional event where a console has been sealed in a small plastic case with no ventilation. That such was well known by the time Beer pretty much reviving the rumor.
Yeah, that was really silly. If I was sealed in a perspex box under bright lights I would likely overheat. Although I have the flu (man) and England is cold so that actually sounds appealing. Nice those rumours were flattened quickly.
Lol when did it stop?
You know why they did nothing? Because honestly, it wasn't a big deal at all. Adam was just crying like a spoiled little girl. If you think about it... It happens every day all over the world. ;)
If I am understanding this correctly, Sony will only let the reviewers, review the console, games in a staged pre setup environment? Of course Sony wants the most favorable environment but then the concern would be that it doesn't perform the same under different conditions. This is the whole argument, correct?
I think they seem to be a bit more irritated that they have to go to New York to get a PS4 given to them. The staged environments have been around for years (every game preview ever). I don't understand how that would be an issue now. Yeah, it is not ideal but that is the agreement that is in place so you get your FREE PS4. To me it shows worthwhile effort to prove the media outlets that go to the event are actually committed, and not just 'armchair critics' trying to fleece Sony out of a gratis console when it would be better off in the hands of a dev. I mean when was the last time you saw a jouno complaining because he had to go to E3.
The argument is stupid. They are trying to justify their whining by claiming that they don't trust the console manufacturers and need to unbox the unit themselves and play around with it, as if a shady manufacturer couldn't just send a modded console to them in a sealed box.
Very valid complaint in my opinion.
Sterling is a fat opinionated idiot. Sessler is a bald opinionated idiot. God hates both equally. The best reviewers are on youtube, with a minor fanbase, thoroughly discussing each game. They love games, and that is why they do it. The worst reviewers are these self-aggrandizing arseholes with a massive fanbase who feel like they're some sort of messianic figure in the industry. They've been polluting the industry since the early 2000s and are solely responsible for the state of game journalism today. Seriously, F-them and F-you for making them popular.
basically sony is hiding something by not letting some journalist do their jobs. Only one week til launch and they are still keeping those retail units close.
What job are they not letting journalists do? It's their job to get free consoles? Plenty of journalists got their hands-on time with the console at the event, and even went home with units to review and to review games ON. The ones doing the complaining are just making excuses. Just like you do.
The occupation was built on failure.
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