Dennis Scimeca, Editor in Chief at GameKudos gives his views on video games journalism, and the gaming press landscape after a comment made by Epic's Cliff Bleszinski.
Cliffy B's a Legend...Nuff Said.
I also heard he's getting the nobel price . For his "legendary deeds."
It was that Xbox Magazine's fault. Typographical error they say. How can an Xbox Magazine pressent a bad image of Gear's of War director? Oh wait..... (*thinks of Greenberg and sensational journalism)....
I don't like CB because hes a tool, and because the unreal engine is dated yet hes acting as if hes a crysis dev.. The man didn't write the engine.. UE is great, but its past its prime. Gabe Newell has more going for himself, and he could totally act like CB, but doesn't. Epic ships completely busted games that they aren't trying their absolute hardest on, and it shows. That would earn a bit more respect, but no.. lamborghini and announcing games like hes a mid 90's actor instead. Gaming Journalism is a joke, for example... as much as I don't like the guy... He did ask that journalist refer to him by his full name. Not "Cliffy B." This guy is making and excuse like a butthurt fanboy "BUH BUH WE CAN'T DO REALZ JOURNALISM" then stop making up bullshit articles for hits that get you called tabloid journalist. Stop writing articles that end in Question marks... Its nonsense, im glad this conversation is finally happening. Because the main reason gaming is seen as an immature hobby is due to these morons highlighting and supporting fanboy nonsense... No one is qualified in gaming journalism, its literally [email protected] and his 12 year old friends writing articles all around. Even good sites have stooped into being douchebags hiding behind blogs and internet anonymity. I commend C.B for calling a spade a spade. Actual gaming journalism may be boring, but it will be less sensational, and actual news. People pretend theres "BEEF" Between Sony & MS as if its lindsay lohan and paris hilton. Tards.
I will never give the gaming press the benefit of the doubt because many of their articles are just flame bait to get hits or are completely stupid and could be avoided if these "writers" did ONE min. of research. For example: There was an rumor article here saying that EAs NFL licenses might have expired and we might see another NFL2k game soon. After 1 minuet on google I found that the reason that the PC football game could use the teams was because Ea's license is for console games and that the players had to be licensed separately through the players association anyways. The game only will have a few real players in it as they cant get the permission for all of them. If the writer had done some research he would know the truth that the game having the NFL teams in it does not mean the contract is up. I guess these blog writers just want any article to generate hits, regardless of how stupid and unreliable it makes them look.
I know that this has been going on for a long time but HHG took it to another level with his over the top headline and stupid rumors. HHG if your reading this I am going to punch you in the face and beat you with that fake belt if I see you at E3.
but then again, this is videogames, not Eyewitness News. you're going to have kids making sites to make their own articles and post them. but if you look at it, the devs and the industry go back and forth at eachother the same way. if you're not use to this by now or dont like it, your in the wrong place. this will never change. it is entertaining imo but i know when to avoid the bullpoo articles. this is videogames, this is a way of life. XD
i wont consider him a legend just yet but he has done a lot for the gaming industry but not legend wise
GEARS 3 BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!! 360 + CO-OP + GEARS make ME DROOL!!!!!
gears 3 will be a huge hit on the 360
Cliffy B is the man. He is like a mix between game developer and a rock star. As far as I'm concerned making the Gears games has given him the right to say what he want's, that and this little thing called freedom of speech.
Lol freedom of speech is overated. Thats what they want you to think, that you have the right to say what you want as you please.
Freedom is overrated until they take it away from you. Spend six months in solitary confinement with your mouth wired shut and tell us how freedom feels after that.
freedom of speech is more like if people like what you say they promote it when they hate what you say, if its a website they ban you, if its a community they stop talking to you, if its a activist they call you a terrorist.
Cliff is the butthole that headlines gaming "tabloids" half of the time anyway. He has no right to talk about the state of gaming journalism because of all the stupid shit he's said. I like the games that he has made but I can't stand him.
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