The Long, Sad and Drawn out Death of the Games “Journalist”.

Jon of shares his insight (and righteous fury)in an open letter to the games media and explains why in it's current form is destined to end.

This one is a must read for those familiar with the current GamerGate fiasco.

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thorstein1557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

Story Quality? Excellent Like this Website? YES!!

Awesome article. Something that has been a long time coming. It is actually sad that there used to be journalism classes at university (for those across the pond) or at college (for those in the states.)

The purpose of these classes was to teach how to research and write journalistic articles. With the plethora of wannabes, the actual journalists have been crowded out and stupidity reigns.

porkChop1557d ago

"It is actually sad that there used to be journalism classes at university (for those across the pond) or at college (for those in the states.)"

There still is. I'm taking a journalism course right now.

ScottyHoss1557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

Sorry, phone lagged and I hit disagree when I meant to hit reply. I can't believe this guy doesn't know there's still journalism courses in post secondary. Also, there are universities in North America, I'm enrolled in one. Good point in the article and very well written but he was kind of ignorant to that in particular.

OT: sir, have you ever thought about going into gaming journalism?

porkChop1557d ago

Me going into gaming journalism? Yeah, of course. That's what I plan to do, but with my own site + app, and with my own design/philosophy. I won't be taking any bribes or any of that crap, that's for sure. And I'll be placing originality and innovation above all else when it comes to reviews.

Baccra171556d ago

Best article I've read in years, voted them up too.

EdoubleD1557d ago

They're on their way out alright, flinging mud everywhere they can in the process.

They're done for.

porkChop1557d ago

We'll still have gaming journalists, but I think the amateurs and corrupt bunch are on their way out finally.

EdoubleD1557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

Yeah, all we want is transparency, it isn't even that hard.

EDIT:Just to clarify, I'm not for the total destruction of Games journalism. Just reform.

HighResHero1557d ago

Yes but not phony transparency or reform.

LightDiego1557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

Great article and great website. Check at the comments too, there is an interesting quote from someone who works for Reuters, explaining how gaming "journalism" is a joke.

JoelandEllie1557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

You guys should really read that. Would be better to get that verified somehow

Rhaigun1557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

I still receive Game Informer due to the fact I get it with my membership at GameStop, but as far as IGN, Gamespot, 1up, Kotaku, etc., I don't think I've been there in years. They've been rubbish for a while.

WilliamUsher1557d ago

I believe the new era of gaming websites will be all the smaller guys and gals who picked up an audience while the ivory tower fell.

GamesNosh, GamerHeadlines, TechRaptor, NicheGamer, Honest Gamer... so long as they stay the course we'll have a resurgence of honest games coverage again.

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