In this week's Sessler's Soapbox, Adam is taking on the issue of internet journalism and their reliance on rumor in order to help breed speculation and get the scoop.
well, rumor killed. this rumor reminds me about MGS4 going to the 360 then the wii, which came from a 8 year old story from MGS2.
specially from kotaku... they start a rumor in the morning something like "LBP is coming to PC" and then in the afternoon they call sony to see if their own rumor is true. Most rumors are just crap in order for these people to get hits and make money... There should be a "Rumor" Section separate in N4G to help this situation... because it is getting out of control.
There are some rumours that become true. Just yesterday,the rumour broke through Gamasutra and Shacknews that Ensemble would be closing after the completion of Halo Wars. Well, the rumour was confirmed by Gamespot.
and a very small percentage do come true... but it isn't right for someone to open a website... start writing a bunch of non-sense, then come here post it themselves and get a bunch of hits just in order to get some $$$ the easy way. Yeah they should post it but in a rumor section, not in the "News" section. It's just annoying to hear all these "xbox 720 coming next month" or "Did sony buy GeOW as an exclusive?" they're just stupid with no facts and yet those stories get 1000 degrees.. it's dumb i come here for news not rumors... if i want to read rumors they should be separate.
He used to be funny.
but for him to say this was a harmless rumor is just a bit of a lie 1st thing why you would bring it up if it wasnt true...let the day pass and do a 15min thing on X-play about it. Talk about the rumor when the dash board can be reviewed! 2nd thing he knows ppl have said they hold the MS money hat if ppl didnt think that then he wouldnt even give this rumor a single thought all i know is this They did a piss poor job of covering the Sony E3 and all they wanted to talk about was "In the Movies" and a multi-plat game that was a so called exclusive. They didnt even talk about MAG or Zipper! FUK DEM
all these haters are just that. geek on geek crime should not be tolerated.
Needs to shut up. Seriously.. sessler guarantees you (so long as he does not die) a free 30 points every week on N4G. His crap is opinions. How is it news? Even when he DOES reviews... he does not bring the goods. At least post his tripe if it's a review, not his pathetic, biased, unknowing opinions... this is a rant. if anything. One thing I will say that he is right about;rumors are getting out of control, especially pertaining to Square Enix and MGS4 for 360.
no clue what he just said, but that Tetris looked hawt.
amazing how sessler wants to talk about this now. I guess it only okay if its halo3 & fallout3 with him. you all know how much I dislike Adam sessler. In his dear halo haters message on his soapbox he tried to censor halo3 negativity. Recently he expressed alot of animated homo love for the Bethesda guy in the polo shirt. He talks about how he has had his gaydar on fallout3 for a long time & he is giddy with anticipation of bethesdas project. That same guy who he is in love with whored oblivian out for consoles. Oblivian is a masterpiece but this release dropped a whole lot of morrowind fans in the process & Bethesda was very fortunate to come out with a working game. Seems like sessler has had his heart broken again & fallout3 is getting preview by another reviewer. Sessler is a emotional flaming homosexual who's main purpose in life is to over blow hyped up games & rip apart other games with harsh, cynical, overly critical rants & spitting. Yet, he is crying about someone else who did thier job better while you are stuck being a M$ puppet for hire. If I were a video game reviewer I would threaten developers with vicious physical violence & demand my Demo or exclusive preview & be the hero at the office because I have the scoop! I would never cry or wine or point my phukn finger at the bad guys. I know this is all about fallout3 that got his panties in a bunch. This guy is a paid microsoft employee that displays his bias openly. Now he's pretending to be innocent? he has defended all of the dissapointment in gaming history with his whatcha gonna do about it attitude. He's all up in peoples faces & he smells like vodka & cocaine. xplay loves rrod Halo3 xbox news achievements white marshmellow controller with candy for buttons avatars turn based chainsawing & bulletproof humans that can survive multiple headshots from machine guns a hack & slash game with magic & generic art style & graphics with the bonus feature of raising several do nothing families to beat on. a ninja game that has been done better previously at higher resolution final fantasy going multiplatform from nintendo - to playstation - to handshelds - to finally a dying xbox360. I really dislike sessler & I'm glad he loathes himself for being the company man & eating all of that m$ bullcrap they feed him all day. What really makes me uncomfortable is how he references most of his reviews by its fans. Saying stuff like : hardcore fans have stood by this title for a long time & the internet has contraversially nay sayed this game well they are wrong & fans have enjoyed & eagerly anticipate or hardcore fans love this franchise & we do too. its all bullcrap. If you have a little knowledge of how negotiations go down from developers & publishers then you would know that a single fanboy comment is a predicted sale that extends the devs credit line with his publisher. Your fanboy comment sometimes delays games on purpose because of user generated hype. That's big money & a bit of a gamble too. But when its working everybody gets a slice of the hype pie. We as gamers just get achievements & trophies. Xplay is stupid & should be cancelled immediatly. the show stinks & all I hear is Morgans chest heaving. my boner goes away at commercial breaks & then I realize there are way more hotter amazon women on tv.
I like rumors. Its true it should be kept separate from real news & it easily confuses xbox360 fans. but when I check in on n4g I look for some rumors for juicy gossip, inside the industry disputes & friendly banter. I like to argue nonsense for fun because its just a rumor. Rumors help keep the people talking. You have to use playstations eye of judgement not to be fooled or convinced like a xbox360 users vision of a broken world where you are paying the rich to be richer. Read between the lines!!! don't look in between the coke lines to see your self in the mirror asking yourself if this is reality. I do not respect bold outright made up rumors from websites that have no credibility on the other side of the rumor coin. Those desperate people should get punched in the stomach for straight up lying. Thankfully, you the user has the true power of not clicking thier bullcrap. Its way more fun to have them fight for us gamers & our money like stupid monkeys. buy a playstation3 & unite gaming to stand up for whats right! United we stand ... Divided we rrod! I hate xplay! Heres a newsflash for you. No rumor just the truth about xplay & gaming currently. they are gonna charge you microsoft points for episodes of xplay. You knew that right? Okay. did you know ps3 has a free web browser? Do you know what happens when I type www.g4tv.com? yes. You guessed it! Its xplay & all the g4 videos of the episodes, daily update & skits for free. Do you really think xplay is in the interest of the gamer or thier own pockets? You pay xbot I get more for free. see a pattern? Xbox360 & xplay are sucking you dry.
I like how he talks abou journalists lying quite ironic.
He talks about others lying yet he was one of the G4 folks saying that Too Human was fun... Sorry, but I didn't find that game fun at all. I'm not sure if it is any indication of him being an MS butt toy but Sessler was on the forefront when it came to slamming on Lair and Haze for the PS3 but when a 360 exclusive started getting bad reviews, he was all over the defense band wagon. It's not that he can't have an opinion but there is no need to defend a game that is getting poor reviews across the board. Doing so and doing so for only one console makes him look like a fanboy.
Another great Soapbox by Sesslar. I really love the Soapbox it gives him room to say what he wants to say as opposed to X-play where the writers make everyone look like idiots.
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