Straley spoke to podcast host Liam Edwards, former QA tester at Rockstar Games, about his final day at Naughty Dog and the rewarding feeling that it finally granted him.
Read the article before the title mislead you all and start the doom and gloom. He is referring to his recognition in the studio and the good bye the crew set up for him.
Nothing really misleading in the title, just need to read the article to get the context behind the quote.
The article never explains the title. They must have left something out of the podcast. There's no explanation of how things have been better.
This very cheap try to get clicks and flame the fanboys is very low....even for gaming "journalism"
Its a clickbait title, pure and simple.
@TheKingKratos, How is it flaming the fanboys lol. The story is about a positive thing on this guys' career. You just took it as a negative because you assumed from the title it was negative and that got you to click on it.
That's because the article title does imply something negative. It's 100% clickbait.
@yomfweeee It's not about how things have been better, it was just that leaving was one of the most rewarding experiences for him
I don't know what the original title was, but if the original title didn't accurately depict what was represented in the article, then it's the very definition of click bait. Or, poor journalism, as a title is supposed to give the reader an idea of what they're about to read. otherwise, it's just bait and switch, but that becomes click bait because anything inflammatory is believed to bring in more people.
To be fair he did actually say 'leaving Naughty Dog was one of the greatest things to happen in my career" in the podcast so its not all misleading
"he did actually say 'leaving Naughty Dog was one of the greatest things to happen in my career" Which is not what the title says. "Leaving Naughty Dog Was "Greatest Thing" to Happen to his Career". The context is not the same. He was referring to the amount of recognition he received when he left. The title makes it sound like his career was so much better because he left. Misleading? Well....of course it is. But the site wouldn't get many clicks if the title was "Bruce Staley talks about his going away party at Naughty Dog", now would it?
@PockyKing and @thedr904 But does he say bad thing about Naughty Dog when he left ? Nope. He’s happy that he find something that he is looking for. A new opportunity and a new beginning. For Bruce Staley, i’m glad he achieved his goal.
Leaving something doesn't automatically mean a bad thing. You literally just said what was addressed. He's happy with how he departed and where he is now, not just in the work place, but with himself. It's just people being people and reading into things that were never actually said, that gets the wrong message. He very clearly stated why it was greatest thing to happen to him. Everyone can relax.
That's all I was saying lol, people here read a title and just assume a story is negative and then call it clickbait. The title got you interested to click on the story, so it did it's job. The story gives the rest of his quote context by actually giving out the full statement that was made. Nothing wrong with it, but people here already have their preconceived notions about what's negative and what's positive. There's literally a quotable statement in the title, not sure how it's positive or negative. It's neutral. Oh, and those bitching about a website needing clicks? Have you ever tried creating content? People don't click on things that aren't interesting. so you have to make it interesting. Oh, and those same people are actually trying to make a little bit of money doing it...so yea, clickbait.
@PockyKing It changed the context of what Straley was saying and you know it. The "greatest thing" had nothing to do with what "happened to his career" as the former title stated. It only had to do with the internal event that occurred upon his departure. The title was misleading and misconstrued Straley's words. That IS clickbait. Thankfully it was corrected.
@Razzer Not true at all. Bruce said "leaving Naughty Dog was one of the greatest things to happen in my career". it didn't change the context, it just limited it and the rest of the article speaks about it more. it didn't miscontrue his words at all, it was a direct quote from him, just because you took it to be negative when it isnt doesn't mean it's false. also, clickbait doesn't automatically mean bad, especially if true, it just means they'e trying to get a bigger audience, and that's what every business in the world does
Unless the above quoted title is wrong, "greatest thing to happen TO HIS career", is not the same as the actual quote which is "best thing to happen IN my career". Sorry, if this is the case, then trying to play the "he actually said this" to try and say that it just required reading the article to get the full context is not going to work. The two sentences are inherently different in tone, and if you don't quote accurately, it means you can't just say you were pulling a snippet, as the very subject of the quote is changed through the changing of one word. It's not to say paraphrasing isn't acceptable, but in this case, that would be dumb to try and say is the case, because it's one word. I'm sure you know this though. Something they might teach in basic English classes, for the context here, "In" would be a past tense of a cumulative nature. "Happen to his" is a present tense, or possibly future tense based on how it's changed from the past tense. Shame. The actual content of the article was a nice read. Too bad all the discussion is pointless because it focuses on the click bait title.
@Rainslacker I get why someone would see it as clickbait, but it wasn't. He literally says, “It’s a weird thing to say that leaving Naughty Dog was one of the greatest things to happen in my career." Here's the original title. The Last of Us Director Says Leaving Naughty Dog Was “Greatest Thing” to Happen to his Career If you misconstrue that as clickbait, then you don't know what the definition of clickbait even is. A clickbait story is using a title that has NOTHING to do with the actual story. That tile is directly related to the quote, and it gets the reader to ask WHY was that the greatest thing to happen to his career. I get why people see it as clickbait, but it's literally not. There's no opinion interjected in the title at all and it's not misleading. Could it be taken that way, sure, but that's because people jump to conclusions very quickly. There's no tone to the title other than the way you read it. That's it. Nothing more. The new title that Christopher wrote doesn't even have any context to the article now lol.
It didn’t limit anything. It changed the meaning of what he said. If I change this: Something happened in my house. To this: Something happened to my house. Yeah....tell me again how I just “limited” what I just said. lol
@Pocky He said “It’s a weird thing to say that leaving Naughty Dog was one of the greatest things to happen in my career[…]" IN MY CAREER(his quote) not TO MY CAREER(what the title said). the context is completely different when looked at as a whole. One word. Complete different meanings, as I've explained elsewhere. Either way, the title itself doesn't accurately depict what he was trying to say, and was taken as a blurb to incite clicks, as opposed as being used as a meaningful way to express what the article was about. Thus....click bait. Just because something is quoted directly....which wasn't done here as I've already proven....as have you....it doesn't mean that the title isn't framed as click bait. Hell, Gamingbolt has it down to a science, and they don't usually have to misquote for it to be obvious. If you can't see that, then you are either being purposefully obtuse, or trying to defend something you know you are wrong on. And BS there is no tone in the title. That's like saying there is no tone to the original quote. A title is meant to set a tone. If it doesn't, then it's still poor journalism. The title may not have been a purposeful misquote, but it doesn't change the fact that the title itself doesn't actually in any way represent what was being said by the dev, whether in context, or actuality. I disagree that Chris' change to the title isn't an accurate representation. In fact, I'd say that it actually has more contextual meaning to what was said than the original, as Chris' paraphrase was what was actually said, although it didn't have the whole context.
“The emotional security that I’ve always been looking for finally came[…] and it sounds so broken and so wrong to say it, but at the same time, it was kinda the most emotional and most beautiful and[…] most validating experience that I’ve had in my career[…] That I’ve actually made an impact on people personally is the most rewarding thing of my entire career.” “It’s a weird thing to say that leaving Naughty Dog was one of the greatest things to happen in my career[…] The Last of Us was really the culmination of a lot of philosophies that I had been building up and that was amazing, and to win awards on Uncharted 2 and to dedicate myself to something; I had a vision and I really spearheaded that project with the idea of wanting to make something that I hadn’t played before in the industry, and that really manifested itself in a way that I never could have imagined.” Thanks for the amazing games Bruce, glad you found what you you were looking for.
Nope. That’s clickbait and thankfully the mods change it correctly.
"Oooohh. Exposed!" Your lack of comprehension?
What a shameful,bullshit clickbait title smh it's sad what gaming journalism has become
Is it sad if it's exactly what he said though? Its clickbaity but it's not inaccurate. Would you rather the title 'Bruce straley says that the party thrown on his last day at Naughty Dog was 'most validating experience of his career'? I'm not a journalist but that's way too long lol it would never get views!
An out of context single line of text can definitely be clickbait. If it doesn't inform you on his actual meaning and leaves it up to the standard connotation that leaving was good because of the problems he left behind, not because of something no one would ever guess.
"Would you rather the title 'Bruce straley says that the party thrown on his last day at Naughty Dog was 'most validating experience of his career'?" As long as the title is accurate. But you think the title they had was used for brevity??? lol....come on. They knew exactly what they were doing with title.
@Razzer Could have been worse. 'Last of Us director says it was rewarding to leave naughty dog' etc.
Or find something else from the podcast that was actually newsworthy instead of manipulating something that garners clicks. The fact that Straley's going away event meant a lot to him is nice, but hardly worthy of a headline. But this site decided to create something out of it anyway. Hey....it shot up to the top of n4g. Mission accomplished, right?
@Razzer it's worthy of a headline to some, so that's more than enough.
Then they should have gone with that and not made something else up.
They changed one word from the actual quote for the title. If they didn't change that, then the context wouldn't have changed, and the title would have been just as brief.
I love how the people in this comment section that were ridiculously trying to justify the clickbait headline just look more dumb now that an admin had to come in and change the headline while rightfully calling it clickbait.
Wish he was still around. He was the more talented one between he and Druckmann IMO. Didn't get enough credit.
I'm glad the admins are on their jobs today.
They i understood he is the type of guy who likes to be recognized all the time and he felt like after 18 years of hard work it was like business as usual in the studio, for me personally that attitude is very childish, the games where recognized in a global stage and in the end he didn't do it alone that's why it's a team effort and if that was the reson for him to leave the studio because he is not being recognized in a level that would make him feel better he better leave and open a one man studio and get all the credits and recognition.
TLOU was a pleasant surprise, it literally came out of no where. Sure people guessed the context of the game from the hints in the Uncharted 3 demo but nobody really knew what it was. A lot of the hype and success came from the way they announced it IMO. Then you have games like the recent Alien shooter announced where you get this statement saying how excited they are about announcing the game and how they've got all these ex shooter devs working on it and it just feels stock, no hype at all... People need to take notes from ND on how to announce games, because if constant delays and slow drips of info from the devs is their strategy then they're doing it wrong.
The giraffe moment still resonates with me
TLoU is my favourite game of all time. It took over 20 years to dethrone Super Mario World, but Naughty Dog did it imo.
Tlou dethroned heavy rain rain for me, before that it was half life for about 15yrs b4 heavy rain topped it hehe
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