Bitmob's Dan "Shoe" Hsu explores the power of the question mark and hyperbole prevalent in the gaming industry's biggest headlines.
what? 4DS? psp go 3? just from that alone already making no sense
someone is not a reader.
A confirmed rumor? lol what? THIS RUMOR IS PROBABLY 100% PERCENT TRUE.
Hmmm, makes me wonder what an unconfirmed rumor is.
this story was much much more different earlier
Five analog sticks holy sh*t.
"These rumors and headlines are going to make us rich! Inside: 4DS, PSP Go 3, PlayStation 4, Star Fox for Wii HD, and more" wtf kind of description is that
"These rumors and headlines are going to make us rich!" Yeah, i know. What a stupid description. I didn't even waste my time reading this garbage. I sort of made that decision when i saw the word E3 in conjunction with PlayStation 4, PSP Go 3 and 4DS. Stupid article, with no info, looking for hits before E3.....trying to get rich......move along
what is this? I don't even...
If this was an attempt at humor, they probably failed. EDIT: Don't get me wrong. I read it. I understood it. I know what they're trying to say. What I'm confused about is whether it was trying to be funny about it. Judging by the drawing, I'd say they were. And it kinda failed. That's what I'm saying.
None of you read the damn article. The piece is about the half-assed journalism that takes place this time of year, how people will take one little piece of speculation and turn it into a shitstorm of lies... Try to be civil, if you can.
This is N4G. Civility has never existed within these borders.
The irony of bitching about journalism and writing that piece is astounding. It's a typical "waaaah no one is looking at me" piece. It is the type of article that floats around at the bottom of the barrel right with the type of article it complains about. No references, anonymous sources, little credibility. And I get the purpose of the "anonymous sources," but the argument can be made that they were just as likely to make that up as any other headline they criticize. Not saying they did, but I could call the guy taking out the trash at Activision an industry source if I really wanted to. The writer wants to call people out without naming names. It's tough to take that seriously.
This was not a fail?
You can get away with any article headline that asks a question and uses minimal to no facts or sources at all. I guess it's how sites play it "safe" and get to post nonsense for hits. Nothing new.
I've been saying this for a while now. All a "journalist" has to do now-a-days is add a question mark at the end of a statement and all of a sudden it gives them license to say whatever they want. I think FOX "News" started this tactic and now you're seeing it everywhere. But then on the other hand, people love drama and this kind of practice gets hits so it never ends.
Agreed. I hate it, because that's a huge part of the "news" that we get here. It's "Is this going to be revealed?" or "Is this the price", "is this the new name", etc etc. Unfortunately, news doesn't flow in and out as quickly as politics, weather and others.
Ha ha...good one bitmob.
hahaha this is a joke right?
this article is suck..
Sources : bitmob to own thebitbag this year?
''Is Miyamoto-san Leaving Nintendo to Work for Bungie?'' Hahah.
The article gets it right. Journalism as it was once known is dead. Every major outlet is now owned my some large media conglomerate. All news gathering is streamlined to be more cost effective and advertisers have a HUGE pull on what gets reported. The smaller outlets cannot compete and as a result resort to posting bogus stories and flame-bait just for the hits.
Congress is passing the bill prohibiting bad video game journalism? Our sources in congress have given us the heads up that the bill # F1am3b0y will be pass soon and will be announced at this year E3. A congressman spoke to us saying "we're tire of M.P bad predictions and all the hate on our favorite consoles".
Confirmed Rumours?! What does that even Mean?! That it's 100% True?! Stupid Article.
I am a little shocked that some of you didn't understand this article. Whether or not their attempt at humor failed, they make a good point.
I swear N4G has the reading comprehension of a rock. I can't believe how many people didn't understand/read this article. It makes a good point and it has better humour than anything N4G says, which is usually crappy fart jokes.
Obama has a vagina!? Holy cow!
always posting trash! PS4 adverts are fake and are not in compliance with SONY
You have to look at Dan's point as correct but also flawed. The big sits get all the corporate love which leaves smaller sights to fight for scraps. It's business and its survival of the fittest.
Then maybe the small sites should do some research of their own and write good articles. The cream will rise to the top, as they say.
Someone pass the report button.