Games journalism is more than reporting what the suits say in a news conference. But all too often, the press fails to seek out the truth.
I'd have to agree with this article. Most video game journalism is just rehashed news we've already heard about with no new facts and usually not even correct facts to start with. Then again most journalism is like that so i suppose it isn't fair to say its just video game journalism.
To an extent, however web shows like G4TV's 'Feedback' take the news and actually analyze it in a way that is accessible to the core gamer. I suppose it depends on the journalist in particular.
Best wishes getting to 50 degrees on this one.
Ahh well what do you suggest gaming websites advertise then? Perhaps home and garden furnishings? Or possibly tools? This will never change, the only way to have a successful gaming website is to throw around decent review scores. If not, you will never have access to game materials, review materials, interviews, and most importantly advertising.
He brings up a good point. Game journalist seldom do any fact checking anymore. So often now they'll simply copy and paste a tweet or manipulate a quote to create a buzz and BAM, quick and dirty web hits.
I'm surprised this article got approved on N4G. I hardly see news or ideas out of the box on the site anymore.
WTF are shills? Also nice job America against England. Regards: Scotland, Wales, Ireland and N.Ireland
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