Those who complain bitterly about journalists writing articles that focus on trending topics are in desperate need of a reality check.
People are just sour that the Wii U and Xbox One are under performing in comparison to the PS4 and their previous consoles, so they complain about sites, personally attack people and place blame on everything except the system they are in support of. It's a defensive tactic, nothing more. When the Wii U isn't selling it's "I play games, not sales" When the Wii U is selling they're all "The Wii U is getting back into the race" When the Xbox 720 was suppose to be a powerhouse it was "The Xbox One is going to dominate with photo realism, Microsoft's rich" When the Xbox One was found to be inferior it's "Only gameplay and fun factor matters, not graphics" It's been quite hilarious to watch whenever a glimmer of hope appears for either system. Then they get mad and again blame everyone else. This sums it up perfectly. http://www.spawnfirst.com/w...
I agrer with ya but it's the same for the PS4 too. "Pfft halo isn't even that good" "OMG DESTINY GOTY" or "Nintendo is too kiddy for me" to "LBP 3 is going to be great". That and back when the PS3 wasn't so hot sales didn't matter but now that the PS4 is PS2 incarnate it's all about sales. It's all silly to me. Wii U, PS4 and XBOX ONE all have fantastic games and more coming.
0 to fanboy wars in 3 seconds flat. Enjoy the disagrees buddy, make friends with them.
"Journalist" is definitely a generous term in this case.
I get it but that shows the journalists have their priorities in the wrong place. I get it more clicks means more money but integrity and reporting accurate stories with appropriate titles goes a long way with gaining notariaty and respect (which could build a loyal fanbase)
You're half right. Clicks mean more money. No clicks mean nobody is reading. I wish it wasn't that way, but it honestly is. There are sites that everybody knows go too far, but they get a bunch of hits every day for doing exactly what you're saying they shouldn't. And if they didn't? Nobody would have ever heard of them to talk about it anyway. I can't name a single site that consistently writes clever, thought-provoking articles and reviews. They're probably out there, but I can't name them.
what a joke. Get over it? Why dont journalists get over it!? If you write clickbait, you are a joke and not a real journalist. Plain and simple.
"Yes, Journalists Write Articles "For Clicks," So Get Over It" I dont have to settle for mediocrity , i can mostly ignore the content of articles with flamebait titles too , like i will right there
Exactly what I was going to say. Get Over it? Why? I don't have to and don't want to. Such a thought is extremely mediocre and complacent.
I don't really consider 90 percent of the articles submitted online in the gaming community or the tech community for that matter to be written by " journalists." Of course journalists write articles to get clicks. But when your site is 90 percent clickbait and a bunch of neogaf rumors written by industry insiders with zero proof of their source, then I have the right to disregard your site as rubbish.
Any video game journalist with even the slightest bit of integrity would not write flame bait (IE: Last of Us Sucks, here's why) or something like that article the other day about Uncharted 4's villain being announced, but it was pure speculation.
You are absolutely entitled to write articles just for the sake of the clicks. On the last few days there has been several that were purely flamebait of desperate for clicks "journalists". But just as you can do that, so can I call you out on it and refuse to read further stuff you write. If your article is about "how much the ps4 is better than the xbox one" or how "the last of us remastered is overhyped", then ill be sure you are fishing for those clicks no matter how you get them and has no morals.
there's one thing this article doesn't get: a click from me.
Get over it?! Are you for f***ing real? And this is quite impertinent coming from these guys since they're well known for writing sh'tty flamebait articles.
As a journalist, I won't get over it. Lack of integrity is what destroys the image as a whole for journalists. People laugh at the hobby because of stupid headlines and useless click based flamebait websites. Why not put in effort and stop making a mockery of it? Then I'll "get over it." And don't get me wrong, it isn't just game journalists, there are plenty of journalists everywhere that blatantly report false claims or lack skill to fact check what they just wrote.
Journalist don't do that. Trolls do that
Then theyre horrible journalists. Their job is to report honest unbiased facts and news, not try and get clicks by spreading lies and misinformation. Same goes for reviews they should present the good and the bad in an unbiased manner. Most journalists today Dont deserve their jobs.
"Yes, Journalists Write Articles "For Clicks,"" Like this one? lol
I'm not giving this ass any clicks.
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