See this picture? This an inside look at the mentality of so-called adults masquerading as gaming journalists on the Internet these days.
What a fantastic, articulate article from a real game journalist. As someone who aspires to write thoughtful, well researched and genuine gaming content, it is disheartening to see a slew of poor quality 'gaming sites' (you know who you are), getting enormous views/hits because they manage to stir up the fanboys. Even though I don't own a PS3 (I'm hoping an E3 announcement will change that), I like to follow the 'happenings' of all consoles, because I am genuinely interested in the gaming industry at large. Great stuff.
Gaming journalist, all alike, have some sort of goal. Whether it's to get their opinion out there in a non biased way or to corrupt gamers by using pointless fanboy comparisons and console bashing.
"See this picture? This an inside look at the mentality of so-called adults masquerading as gaming journalists on the Internet these days." And that cheap introductory gambit suggests that you, Ben, are one such "so-called adult".
In the last article this Ben guy wrote he said something along the lines of how 360 owners will recieve their punishment soon, or something like that. That site is like run like a cult, it's really wierd. The whole point of this article is to qualify himself as "professional" journalist to other people. "it is disheartening to see a slew of poor quality 'gaming sites' (you know who you are), getting enormous views/hits because they manage to stir up the fanboys." PSXExtreme is one of sites. Remember that infamous article a while ago about written by the same guy, about how it was an absolute FACT that KZ2 was one of the best games ever made and that anyone who disagreed was flat out wrong. That's professional journalism??? That article was heard about all over the place, and the definatley got some traffic because of it. I think the best game sites are ones that just seem have fun doing what they do... ScrewAttack, Destructoid, GiantBomb... Not ones that seem like a wierd PS3 cult. It's crazy.
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