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Submitted by buzzkiller6142 145d ago | article

Insider gets called out by drive club Director; apologizes, gets lifetime ban by neogaf founder

fauxbuzz-As a result of this famousmortmier has apologized to Col on twitter and declared on his twitter that he is no longer an insider, and has subsequently been banned as a neogaf member. (PS4)

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PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt  +   145d ago
lmaoo hanging up his boots so soon

question. i signed up to neogaf like 2 moths ago and have yet to be accepted why is that? i cant post or do much on the site
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cgoodno  +   145d ago
They have some specific requirements for accepting new accounts. This likely means either A) you have not been accepted or B) you're on the bottom of the list of acceptable users and you have a while to go.
Sethry101  +   145d ago
Well done Neogaf, glad to see they are maintaining the rules and morals. And glad to see that liar band.
Eonjay  +   145d ago
Good to know.
Panthers  +   145d ago
Neogaf bans a lot of people but it keeps it from being like this site (extreme fanboyism)
AliTheSnake1  +   145d ago
I signed up two years ago with my college email, just got accepted last week.
ABizzel1  +   145d ago
Yeah it takes a while.

In other news I'm in the PLayStation Now beta, so check your emails and see if you have one
morganfell  +   145d ago
"Neogaf bans a lot of people but it keeps it from being like this site (extreme fanboyism)"

I post there quite a bit.And at least you can call someone an idiot or worse and not have your comment marked as trolling.
NewMonday  +   145d ago
"insider" information is never 100% accurate but it is part of the news in any industry or subject, without it all we have are official press releases.

the info Dod leaked about SSM is too specific, over 75 million spent and the project restarted 3 times, Stig being offered an art lead role but rejecting and quitting.

he mixed in speculation about DriveClub and that was a mistake and he admitted it and apologized, something IGN didn't do when they claimed Amy was forced out by Druckerman and Starly after that ND and even Amy denied that but still no apology from IGN, maybe GAFrs her should demand the sit should get banned from NeoGAF
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minimur12  +   144d ago
Paid emails get priority, so emails like minimur12@minimur12.com is going to be accepted quicker than gmail.com
nukeitall  +   144d ago
@panters:

"Neogaf bans a lot of people but it keeps it from being like this site (extreme fanboyism)"

except when the whole site itself is biased!

When was the ban of mortimer with all the BS other insider information about MS?

but hey, one wrong move with Sony and he gets an instant ban!!!

neogaf should be called neoplaystation!
Redempteur  +   144d ago
@nukeitall

You're not looking then.
Several people have been banned in MS topics on neogaf and even CBOAT was considered to be banned because titanfall devs called him out ... and then it turn out that the insider was right.

It just show that everyone can be banned on neogaf if they post false information and that applies to everyone ..even some mods lost their status when they not behaving properly .
neogaf haters are so quick to forget that everyone is under the ban-hammer once they screw -up.
But we know that most of the neogaf haters are people getting banned because they didn't follow the rules.
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DigitalRaptor  +   144d ago
@ nukeitall

Your own biases override your convictions and conspiracy theories.

If NeoGaf was SO biased towards PlayStation and Sony, then why did more NINTENDO games make it into the community GOTY awards top 20? Not just 2 or 3 more Nintendo exclusives than Sony exclusives, but over double the number of games. http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

Just cause people don't like MS and have serious problems with the way they conduct business and treat their consumers, doesn't mean they are all biased towards a specific other company. But to you and your cronies, that's exactly the opposite. You all have such insecure victim complex these days.
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MorePowerOfGreen  +   144d ago
Hope we get "Thuway" next assuming they're different people from CBOAT and Morta
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Baka-akaB  +   144d ago
Dont you guys get tired of trying to push the "sonygaf" angle ? Especially dubious coming for a completely biased poster .

When the output of news keeps being bad for one side , what the hell do you expect ? Some will be objective news , some will be BS and made up, and some will be rumors , it's the nature of such momentum

Or are you going to pretend many gaf users and posters werent criticizing and attacking the ps3 the first years ?
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xHeavYx  +   145d ago
Now if we could permanently ban that website (which I won't name for obvious reasons) that post every little "insider tip" in here.
Glad that this "insider" was discredited and called out
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abzdine  +   145d ago
Col left in february already, nothing to do with the recent lay offs.
Septic  +   145d ago
How many times did I say this guy chats so much nonsense? Glad he got banned.

Thoughts go out to Rogers' son. Really hope he recovers soon. It must be heart-rending havinga 4 year old son with a life-threatening condition.

Prayers go out to him.

And guys, let's take all these so-called insider rumours with a pinch of salt from now on. This Dodd guy has stirred quite a lot of nonsense on here along with others in a desperate attempt to get some e-fame. Let's set the standard, at least here on N4G, to be rightfully critical of baseless claims.

Nuff love all <3
PockyKing  +   145d ago
Ha, "he who shall not be named" comes to mind on that one xHeavYx ;P

But yea, that ONE site or poster I should say is paving the way for other smaller sites to report that insider info. I feel like the majority of the hottest headlines here have been Insider related for the past couple months.

Thuway gets his tweets reported on if he says "goodmorning" as insider info. It's ridiculous and needs to stop. Rumors are supposed to have some actual evidence behind them, ie, Kotaku's leaked images of Unity, which were unconfirmed at the time. That's a rumor, not Ashan Rasheed says PS4 is going to have good games this year.
Septic  +   145d ago
Wait guys, are you talking about this?

http://i.imgur.com/IiZJ2Yj....

I like Abriael but yeah this was a bit of an issue for me.
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xHeavYx  +   145d ago
@Septic
"An image is worth a thousand words"
lonelyplayer  +   145d ago
You mean dualshockers?
Sevir  +   145d ago
To be Fair, Abriael always says in his "insider" reports that this news should be taken with a grain of salt... Dualshockers isn't the only Website that reports on insider news! Kotaku and Eurogamer as well as GI report on NGAF stuff... All Dualshockers does is bring it to our attention.
I'll say it. Dualshockers!!!!!!
metalmatters  +   145d ago
DualShockers were only reporting, and I personally like rumors, it keeps things interesting. Rumors and not confirmations anyway so once they get cleared thats it end of story
No_Limit  +   145d ago | Well said
@xHeavYx,

Dude, I don't want to call you out but you are part of the problem when Abriael submitted these insiders rumors and you were one of the many that approved those stories and actually made comments on them and supported it. Now, you are going to do a 180 and turned against him after one of his insider got the boot? WTF, man?

http://n4g.com/news/1482661...
After the Layoffs Sony is Now Working on Hiring Again; Insider Explains What Happened
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Wow, Stig spent $100M on a game that failed? No wonder he was kicked out
nypifisel  +   144d ago
Famousmortimer wasn't really an insider, he just knew a few people in the industry that he had more casual talks to. He heard some office gossip and foolishly talked about it on neogaf. Don't be too hard on him. He have dropped some major things before that turned out to be true.
Pogmathoin  +   144d ago
N4G division of Sony Defence Force gone into full damage control mode.... Which means backstabbing those they always backed. The likes of Xheavy, dedicated and Abreal have always put full support behind stories that shed a good light on Sony, while making sure other damning stories never see the light of day.... All of us that have one bubble is because these people actually form together and organize who to vote down, nice when you do not have nothing else to do in life.... See it for what it is, I do not care regardless. Best wishes to stig and hopefully his son gets well.....
SaxScrotumz  +   145d ago
It can take a few months to get accepted.
sorane  +   145d ago
Took me over 6 months after I had signed up for to be accepted. It's basically just a waiting game for gaf registration. I've heard stories of it being much shorter and much longer than my wait so all I can say is be very very patient and it'll happen eventually.
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   145d ago
Why the hell do you have to pay for Neogaf ? That's dumb and a waste of money. Unless you're rich as hell.
MRMagoo123  +   145d ago
pay for neogaf ? what are you talking about prince ?
its_JEFF  +   145d ago
Gaf is a... very unique place with very unique rules. I was accepted and I was actually able to post after a month or so.

I was only a Junior member... when I got banned, for posting a gif. Apparently if you just reply with a gif and you're a only a Junior member that is a bannable offense. Maybe I should have read those terms a little better :D

p.s. I thought it was a funny gif and summed up exactly what i was thinking LOL
showtimefolks  +   145d ago
i hope your son heals 100% and can live healthy long life
Baccra17  +   145d ago
Because the entitled jackasses that run that site take their sweet time to do anything because they can do anything they want.

You're better off just voicing your opinion here and spectating on Gaf if need be.
larrysdirtydrawss  +   145d ago
i signed up there about 4 years ago(seriously), stiff haven't gotten in.. and the username I chosen wasn't a bad/fanboy name or offensive at all,just a huge waiting list.
lameguy  +   145d ago
Neogaf is a cesspool and a joke spared only by the very rare gem that comes out of it. One of the first sentences on their front page reads: This is a neutral ground where facts and evidence, presented within the confines of civil, inclusive discourse, prevail through careful moderation.

That is a hilarious lie! :)
Back-to-Back  +   145d ago
Glad to see mortimer gone. He is a parasite in the gaming industry. GAF Insider my ass. All that he was, is a armchair journalist.
sjaakiejj  +   145d ago
It took like 2 months for me to get accepted, and that lasted about 2 weeks until I got banned lol. Mods on Neogaf can ban you for simply disagreeing with you, so you have to be really careful on the site.
phil_75  +   145d ago
That's nothing, I've been waiting 5 months!
ITPython  +   144d ago
Pete must have had some kind of beef with Col to say such things, either that or it was just a grab for that 15 mins of fame hoping Col would not call him on it.

Kinda sad how easily somebody's reputation can be slandered and sullied thanks to the internet. And even more sad that somebody has to prove their innocence, otherwise their rep may be permanently damaged. It's like some backwards court, which says that somebody is guilty until proven innocent.
Export  +   144d ago
Dont sweat it , Its about 3 month waiting period to get in there .
Blaze929  +   144d ago
smh I tried to tell people to stop listening to these insiders: http://n4g.com/comments/red...

got hit with 32 disagrees. rofl
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TheTrooper  +   144d ago
@NukeItAll Just shut the hell up.
The_Infected  +   145d ago
Well no more trusting insiders from me. Thank you Col Rogers for calling him out. Bye Pete Dodd your lies want be missed.
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DawnOfDon  +   145d ago
He doesn't just make stuff up you know? He was probably told by someone else what they heard or made up, than he just put his name on it.

I am not sticking up for him just saying
The_Infected  +   145d ago
Well then he don't need to repeat anything until he's very positive his source is correct.
BX81  +   145d ago
@ dawn
Speaking about things you know nothing about is in fact making stuff up.
AnEwGuY  +   145d ago
LOL @ DawnOfDon...

Um...that would be the EXACT OPPOSITE of an "insider", which is why this happened in the first place. SMH...
FriedGoat  +   145d ago
An "insider" just means he works for Sony, you don't have to take his word as gospel. Not that I'm defending this guy, you should be able to backup your claims.
DawnOfDon  +   145d ago
I agree with that, I think what he did was wrong but the backlash is a little absurd. I hope he learned a valuable lesson nonetheless.
rainslacker  +   145d ago
The term insider is thrown around way to much nowadays. The whole term means nothing anymore, and is just a way for people to report stuff without having to verify any facts.

In respectable journalism, insiders still have to supply proof of their claims through verifiable information.

It's a shame, because I'm sure there are some real insiders out there that get ignored because they're all lumped into the same group.
Team_Litt  +   145d ago
Cboat gone, now famousmortimer has hit the proverbial road as well "D good riddance. Now "journalists" will have to rely on journalism for their hit baiting headlines. This is fantastic news.

#EndToInsiders!
TheTowelBoy  +   145d ago
He just got LITT up lol love that show.
Lawboy2  +   145d ago
My favorite show on tv
Flutterby  +   145d ago
Most "journalists" talk crap anyway and considering they can be easily bought you basically can't trust anyone.
Eonjay  +   145d ago
So then all we have is official press releases.
DOMination-  +   145d ago
Just Thuway to go now.
porkChop  +   145d ago
Thuway has been pretty good so far though. And he makes it very clear when he's talking facts and when he's just saying what he *thinks*. He's not like Pete Dodd who often passes his thoughts off as facts. As far as insiders go Thuway is one of the better ones, so I don't think he needs to go.
Cryptcuzz  +   145d ago
Yes, for his recent misinformation, good riddance indeed. As for Cboat, what happened there? Must have missed it.
Jay70sgamer  +   145d ago
Lol lol so much for the "insiders"...peter Dodd lied on this dude and got called him out for it...lets see how the spinners try to spin this......lets see what dual shockers have to say about that ...they always spin stories for Sony in a favorable way lol
Flutterby  +   145d ago
Well it doesn't need spinning really because it now confirms that these people aren't getting sacked like the doomsayers where making it out to be , they are leaving for personal reasons or moving onto better things. So it at least puts that bs to bed.
Jay70sgamer  +   145d ago
That does not confirm anything ....it just showed his situation had nothing to do with anything with him being incompetent and it was his sons illness .....that's just one exec situation it does not have anything to do with the others resigning ,leaving or forced to leave .....I see you are trying to spin things as to one situation having to do with others situation ..just saying
MRMagoo123  +   145d ago
there has been more than one person that has left that have said they left to go onto bigger things or left because they where not happy. So it seems to me like you are trying to spin facts jay70sgamer. All that happened was ppl left companies and it wasnt even in a short space of time either one of the ppl that keep getting brought up left in december, others left in january some where fired in january, some of the ppl wherent even full time employed but just temps for certain projects.

Trying to make this into something that matters is spinning it , realising that this is normal for any business is keeping it real, stop trying to pretend that it matters.
Jay70sgamer  +   145d ago
@Mrmagoo what are you talking about people left in December ...have you been paying attention to the latest news the creative director for naughty dog Amy Hennig,and justin Richmond game director both left this month ...the latter a couple of days ago so what the hell are you talking about months ago ...also the god of war and infamous second son director left this month before the game was released and the CEO of Sony America jack tretton left plus thousands of layoffs this month ..please do me a favor if you are gonna comment and be a fanboy know what you are talking about ...just saying ...so that's me spinning things ..stop being a fanboy and be a gamer ...that enjoys all games on all consoles ..take your fanboy glasses off ..just saying ...you are the one that sounds like Peter Dodd not me trying to spin reality lol
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Flutterby  +   145d ago
Maybe you should read up on the articles again jay cos it seems you are wrong again, nice spin tho huh. You seem to completely ignore the fact it wasn't all this month , the articles may have been this month but the people left in different months. I'm done with you anyway , you are just one of those fanboys that like to make something out of nothing just so you have something to complain about. Have a good day at school.
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Jay70sgamer  +   145d ago
@Flutterby ...the Internet is your friend use it ....march 6 Sony and jack tretton announces his resignation on March 31 .......Amy Hennig(creative director) march 3 Last day at naughty dog.....march 25 justin Richmond (director) for naughty dog leaves....march 25 3 UK studios layoff hundreds of workers , infamous second son director left company before game release march. 21 ......see reading and looking up information before knowing what your are talking about makes a lot of sense use it .....know what you are talking about before you write something before you make a fool out of yourself just saying lol......isn't all these things that happened was in the month of march "genius"......stop spinning things ...or you might get dizzy lol and fanboy of who I never said I didn't like nintendo ,Sony or Microsoft ...stop "Ass"uming fanboy ...I'm a gamer ...play all games on all systems lol just saying ....I see why you only have 3 bubbles lol
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christocolus  +   145d ago
Lol...one insider down...3 more to go.
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Majin-vegeta  +   145d ago
Who are the other 3??
Skate-AK  +   145d ago
2 of them are Thurway and CBOAT. Not sure who the 3rd is.
NYC_Gamer  +   145d ago
This was another case of ego/wanting to be first to put out info without any legit source to back up the details
GraveLord  +   145d ago
It was one mistake. I say a lifetime ban is ridiculous

But then again he has been trying to fund his website these past few weeks......you have to question his intentions.
DanielGearSolid  +   145d ago
I think the ban came after he made that arrogant comment about retiring from gaf on twitter
BX81  +   145d ago
I think it's well deserved. When you put something out about someone especially when it pertains to how they perform work wise it better be true. It can drastically effect the types of jobs and or positions that individual can get.
That is the part that gets to me. He called a person's work ethic into question posting his crappy insider information. Stories like that can make it impossible for him to get hired to some positions. I have always thought insiders were crap and Pete Dodd in particular is just a guy trying to make some money. How can we as a community take the word of someone who has no work experience in the games industry, not even an iphone game over people who feed their families developing games.
Thatlalala  +   145d ago
Nope. Liars get ban hammered. My spouse will lie, so will my parents and my daughter. But the gaf will not, and if you do. You know damn well what's going to happen if your an active poster.
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Team_Litt  +   145d ago
One BIG "mistake". Can you imaging e someone tarnishing your reputation and decreasing your chances of future employment for the sake of being in the spotlight?
How'd you like to be called incompetent when in truth you were quitting to spend time with a family member with a serious condition?

Lifetime ban was him getting off lightly in my opinion.
Cryptcuzz  +   145d ago
That is so true.
In Col's case, his potential employers could see Mortimer's post and claim it as fact (just like many before) then reject hiring him.

If what is being said isn't 100% fact, don't say anything that would affect anyone's reputation.
Phil32  +   145d ago
Putting up something libelous that could be a detriment to a guy's career and could ruin any future possibility of being hired is a HUGE DEAL. A lifetime ban is hardly ridiculous.
Gamer666  +   144d ago
Someone goes around gaming sites saying they are an insider and making up stories that negatively affects a person's reputation in his career and you say a lifetime ban is ridiculous.

Tell that to this Sony guy if who has probably had to put up with friends and business acquaintances asking him if this was true the past few days. Or the gaming industry people that may have read that info and now won't ever look at hiring him. Its not like you can just walk over to the next restaurant and become a waiter. Proportionally from a labour perspective the gaming industry is very small compared to most other industries.

How do you think the Sony guy feels? He's got enough crap to deal with on his son then to put up with this BS. I hope the jerk gets his ass sued off for this type of stuff. People spend a lot of their life to build a career. People that spout off BS without regard to that are just in it for personal fame and gain.
ThichQuangDuck  +   145d ago
I just came here to support Shia Labeouf
creatchee  +   145d ago
Like Mortimer, he used to be Famous lol
Team_Litt  +   145d ago
Dude, you just litt me up with that. So clever I want to cry! Dammit +3 for well said, funny and intelligent!
Cryptcuzz  +   145d ago
Good choice of a picture for this article lol. Just like Shia, FamousMortimer plagiarizes other people's so-called insider info and got called out for it.
jmaine_ph  +   145d ago
Lifetime ban? That's ridiculous. I understand he fabricated, lied and used some foul language so yea maybe he deserved some punishment but not a lifetime ban

Who made this guy known as a insider? Is it not the people that chose to believe him? It's not his fault people are blind to it.
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Convas  +   145d ago
CBOAT: Discredited
FamousMortimer: Permanently Banned
Thuway: Soon, the bell will toll for him as well.
Dark11  +   145d ago
dualshockers is doomed.
DanielGearSolid  +   145d ago
Their pillars are crumbling
BakPAin  +   145d ago
Has Abriel commented?
scott182  +   145d ago
Maybe some will go join up with MisterX's delusional site.
Kribwalker  +   145d ago
Thuway has been discredited on all Xbox one doesn't work right before launch and titanfall alpha texture crap, among other things, just a matter of time before he completely falls apart
Dudebro90  +   145d ago
Thank god. Sooner people stop listening to their bs, sooner we can get back to games.
bleedsoe9mm  +   145d ago
someone is finally cleaning up neogaf , long overdue
incendy35  +   145d ago
So funny haha.. Oh well, they will always consider him an insider at dualshockers.
Pinkdolphinyfg  +   145d ago
All these other sites that report on everything this guy says like its gospel (Dualshockers) are just as much guilty for giving this attention who're a platform to speak on.
xx4xx  +   145d ago
These guys are such leeches. Trying to grab a little bit of fame by often pretending to know info.

How much longer will Thuway be getting attention?
(Please be soon...please be soon)

NeoGaf was supposed to be one of the better sites regarding 'insiders' spouting incorrect info. Hopefully sites will stop publishing this stuff...but the clickview power is often too strong to deny.
xtremexx  +   145d ago
SHUT IT DOWN!
thejigisup  +   145d ago
L o L
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   145d ago
Good!!
SageShinigami  +   145d ago
Problem with being an insider is that even your conjecture is taken as you "knowing something". And when you have places like DualShockers trying to turn every single post someone makes into "news", and places like this trying to aggregate every game-related post on the web, it quickly spreads a lot farther and a lot faster than you intended.

But this whole "fuck insiders" thing in these comments is ridiculous and a bit hard for me to understand. You would rather...what, wait for companies to tell you information? Why?
ruefrak  +   145d ago
He comes out with the news that Call of Duty was going to be a lower resolution on the XB1 and everyone laps it up. He makes a wrong assertion about why a director left a studio and everyone wants his head on a spike.
Hicken  +   145d ago
It's a trip, isn't it? These guys have have 90% accuracy, but let's crucify them over the 10% of the time that they're wrong, ignoring that half that could be because whoever they outed got wins and changed something.

Even more amazing is that this really only became a thing because they had a bunch of bad news fanboys of a certain console didn't want to hear. In the past, the handful of times the insiders got something wrong, it was chalked up to being part of life: nobody could be 100% right.

But now, with all the bad Xbox news certain people don't want to hear, we should disregard them in their entirety.

The desire by a particular crowd to crucify the insiders so they don't have to hear anything else bad is pretty pathetic.
JaredH  +   145d ago
@Hicken

Yeah because falsely ruining someone's work reputation, even just for a few days, should be compared to being right about rumors on gaming consoles. You're trying to sound rational, and reasonable, yet you use made up generalizations and percentages.

Personally, I could care less about any of these "insiders" and whether people like, dislike or believe them. I've stopped paying attention to the rumours they present a long time ago. However, hearing that one of them was wrong about a person's reason for leaving a job, while painting them in a negative light, is dumbfounding. It's defamation and the guy was punished accordingly by being banned.
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Onenyte  +   144d ago
Solidify your evidence before you release it,this was completely personal and far from business. I also have a daughter and love my work that I do ,and if either one of those where tarnished I would have something to say about it.

Little did the squeal realise was that this little shit that he created never sunk......that shit floated right to the top.
Heisenburger  +   145d ago
What irks me about this industry in particular, is how so many of these posts and comments come off like celebrity tabloid trash.

Just like editors of "Sun", some of these sites/posters have absolutely no work ethic or self respect.

But Que Sera, Sera. Not a damn thing my comment can influence. Hah
DJustinUNCHAIND  +   145d ago
CBOAT and FamousMortimer down.

Where will N4G get their news?
MasterCornholio  +   145d ago
From Mr X?

When that happens I'll stop posting here.
Rivitur  +   145d ago
N4G will never die soon the resurrection of hiphopgamer will happen muhahahaha (oh God i hope not)
mhunterjr  +   145d ago
Man, these Insiders have been seriously whiffing lately...
metalmatters  +   145d ago
still not as bad as MR X
mhunterjr  +   145d ago
Is he even considered an insider?
jay2  +   145d ago
poor little boy, that messes up your kidneys :(.
mcarsehat  +   145d ago
good, should happen to every so called "insider"
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MCTJim  +   145d ago
agreed...I've said it numerous times these clowns are not industry insiders...just hit and miss poop stirrers....they spread FUD and I knew something fishy was up yesterday when our buddy kept coming out with defending the firings/layoffs when his previous posts were so damaging...So can our news come from credible sources now?
rainslacker  +   145d ago
"So can our news come from credible sources now"

That would be nice. When I see the word insider, I think the word source, just some guy who may or may not know someone, somewhere, with the only real merit to their claims of being an insider being that gaf verified it.

There are real developers out there who say all sorts of stuff about their games or the industry every day. On twitter, on gamasutra, on gaf, on their own blogs, and we hardly see those stories at all.

I know the insiders do get some stuff right, in fact quite a bit sometimes, but these articles citing their work need to go and verify what is said by doing some real journalism. This desire to be the first to "break" the story is harmful and a disservice to the reader, and those that are being reported on.

It's nice having a secondary source that can cut through the PR BS, but if that information can't be verified then it's not a credible source. As such, stories that cite sources should never be credited to these sources, but written up as a story that speculates on the issue, and is very distinguishable as an opinion piece.
Silly gameAr  +   145d ago
I hope everyone sees how ridiculous all of this is getting.
2pacalypsenow  +   145d ago
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuurn
Datruth187  +   145d ago
All the sony damage control seems to have caught up to the boy.
metalmatters  +   145d ago
wow!! they dropped the banhammer, up until this, he had been pretty close to his predictions, sucks he is hanging up the boots. I wonder if what he said about Stig is true or not.

Its always good to remember that anything that is not official from the company in question is not official news and as such should be taken as rumor with a huge grain of unadulterated salt
anesthesique  +   145d ago
Much deserved ban and online ass-whooping this guy got. Something needs to be done with all those industry "insiders" who will post anything these days and start rumors just to get more clicks on their name/blog/site/twitter.

And what needs to change is us really, we need to revise and take everything we read with a hint of disbelief. Wait till a legitimate source (like gaf) pops up, judge the information for ourselves, and not feed the numerous crows out there.

We can do it gaming community, we can.
ArbitorChief  +   145d ago
Took me months to get a NeoGaf account, glad to see these bogus fanboy insiders getting banned and discredited.
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