RIP: Journalistic Integrity, Dead because of Cultural Misogyny Or PR Collusion?

This week on VGS....

Andy, Dave and the Tech Editor from Patrick O’Rourke, reveal some of their own misconduct in the world of gaming. Were you ever those wide-eyed racist children playing COD that as a bearded adult you love to hate?

Andy and Patrick take it one step further, after working in the industry for a while, they reveal the sometimes tenuous relationship games journalists have with the sometimes loved (often dreaded) PR reps!

The difficult dance between representing the economic interests of your product and trying to determine who the most proficient are at delivering the message YOU want to send!

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Bathyj1508d ago

Jur nal lis tic in teg grit tee?

3-4-51507d ago

If your a truly good person, you don't try and lie about things.

* If your an honest person, who has integrity, & good Ethics, you don't takes time out of your life to screw other people over.

* If your truly trying to "help women", you don't go out of your way to silence those women who disagree with you.

All we the people want, is the Truth, the Whole Truth, & Nothing but the Truth.

spartanlemur1508d ago

They speak of Anita Sarkeesian being an "intellectual".

Anyone who has completed a decent degree would realise that Sarkeesian is guilty of confirmation bias. She takes a gendercentric approach to criticise games which are created for the majority of the market, who are of a different gender, and who also take a perfectly natural gendercentric view.

And these commenters also call the outrage "prepubescent", and strawman the entire opposition to Sarkeesian by pointing out those few radicals who sent the woman death threats. Which I feel is a pretty arrogant view to take.

And then they call for more strong female characters by simply stating it's "awesome" without evidence to back it up.

No stats to back any assertions up, combined with a flagrant disregard for the personal views of other people who have different personal opinions on the way they like to consume entertainment in their own homes.

The null hypothesis is the foundation of the scientific method: I am incorrect, but if I can't prove this is true, I must be correct. Sarkeesian cannot be called "academic" for this very reason, and these commenters lose validity for not even trying to understand where other people are coming from.

(not to mention use of the word "progressive", which is an incredibly arrogant term to assign to a specific viewset which is not intrinsically better than the status quo, or other types of change).

TL;DR: Not worth listening to.

Godmars2901508d ago (Edited 1508d ago )

Yeah, I can't stomach these guys. Not for forty plus minutes. Guessing they don't even touch on the forums and posts being shut down at the mere mention of #GG. Just like Sarkeesian has never bothered to address any segment of gamers. Unless they're fellow SJW.

HighResHero1508d ago (Edited 1508d ago )

The picture (which was used in a similar scatterbrained story) is also deceptive. It could have been an innocent mistake but then I read,
"Journalistic Integrity, Dead because of Cultural Misogyny Or PR Collusion?"
More misdirection.
These people really don't know when to quit.
I'm not even going to bother poking holes in their logic because there are so many that it is pointless and would become tedious fast.

Count1508d ago (Edited 1508d ago )

I think Anita Sarkeesian deserves props for being able to harvest so much salty tears from gamers like you.

Speaking of bias. Have you looked in the mirror lately?

Dee_911508d ago (Edited 1508d ago )

I agree with most of what you said but..

"And then they call for more strong female characters by simply stating it's "awesome" without evidence to back it up."

You don't need evidence for that.But I get what you mean.There are many strong female leads, but there could always be more when comparing it to strong male leads. The issue I have is the fact they make this more than a simple critique but they use it to fuel the whole women get treated badly more than men thing, or in essence, exaggerating it..

PureSophistry1507d ago

That's not what this video is about. Thanks for playing.

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