There is a huge problem in the video game journalism profession. It´s been bad for years, but now it´s worse than ever before .
gaming journalism is shit, i only use those sites to get the news
I cant for the life of me understand why anybody in this day and age still cares for or needs a review scores. I mean with all the videos we get on the net along with all the info. Its easy to know if you're going to like a game or not. I don't need somebody elses opinion of it to know. And to IGiveHugs "All I use gaming sites for is to find out what's going on with the games im interested in." Exactly, that's exactly what I use them for too.
Pretty much. Some of the outlandish claims that have been inferred by some people in regards to the performance capabilities of the PS4, "The Cloud," Xbox One CPU, and more have clearly shown that either some of them have no idea what they're doing or some of them are just looking for fanboy clicks. You can see it now with DX12 and some already claiming that DX12 will give games a 50% boost, when in reality, the 50% figure is merely comparing DX12's performance gains over it's predecessor, DX11. All I use gaming sites for is to find out what's going on with the games im interested in.
people are now noticing it because of social media its always been around
and this is why game site are losing there relevance to youtubers and twitch.
i know its meant to be a joke, but it was a really bad video. why pretend to be jeff gertsmann? lots of outlandish claims about getting paid for reviews, is there any evidence? developers paying for advertisements? developers develop games, maybe he meant the publishers who handle the advertisements. user reviews? not on sites like metacritic. its full of the games fans(not fanboys) or haters who post them so its either stupid,y high or stupidly low. dude also hating on big/popular games. some of those games are that good. cod is an annual release but it doesnt stop that game from being any good. dont waste your time watching this video.
thanks for advice
You know i don't know who to believe when it comes to this kind of stuff. All i can do is trust my own judgment and bypass all the BS and just watch an hour or so Lets Play from one of my favorite Youtubers. You will get more from that than you ever would from some dumb 5min review with adds before and after..Thanks for the vid food for thought whether you agree or not.
At the end of the day it is about games. Its not about the economy, its not about policy ... its not about if you are going to be able to afford a roof over your head and buy your kids shoes. So no need to get worked up about it. At the end of the day find a way that works for you to decide if you want to spend your money on a game or not.
This video is totally butt hurt and dickish. You're basically calling everyone at Gamespot and IGN frauds and thats a total lie. Is there a conflict on interest? Yeah sure. But that is the nature of product reviews and not unique to the gaming press. Reviews are meant as guides, not judgement from god.
I don't deny that journalism in general is in a corrupt state, but the reasoning this author gives comes off as butthurt and ignorant. Just because a game you don't like is rated high by critics doesn't mean,they were payed off to give it that score. I love how he says we should listen to user reviews, when they can be just as biased if not moreso than the critics, full of fanboys and haters rating games based on their popularity or controversy without even playing them half the time. Reviews are simply the opinion of one individual. Not objective fact.
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