Jon of GamesNosh.com 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.
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.
"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.
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?
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.
Best article I've read in years, voted them up too.
They're on their way out alright, flinging mud everywhere they can in the process. They're done for.
We'll still have gaming journalists, but I think the amateurs and corrupt bunch are on their way out finally.
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.
Yes but not phony transparency or reform.
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.
You guys should really read that. Would be better to get that verified somehow
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.
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.
"Journalists" only want to get the highest amount of views possible and they'll do whatever they want to achieve that goal. Thank God there are still some honest people somewhere in this world.
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