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Submitted by csimpson 1544d ago | article

Gaming's biggest scandals

Spandas Lui of GamePro writes: "Watching a scandal unfold in the gaming world is akin to watching puppies being slowly drowned in a barrel of acid. It’s no fun at all.

You get that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach, knowing that each volatile headline could directly affect the games you play.

In the following article, we take a look at some of the biggest scandals to rock the video game industry; from the infamous DRIV3R-GATE to the unfortunate plight of Richard Gaywood." (PC, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

Red_Orange_Juice  +   1544d ago
I remember that Jade comic
awful thing to do
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Megaton  +   1544d ago
I still have it. Saved it once I saw they were trying to take it down everywhere, as impossible as that is.

http://i55.tinypic.com/b3pi...
SilentNegotiator  +   1544d ago
"awful thing to do"

Awfully hilarious.
Trebius  +   1544d ago
Jade is hot
... ... ...
vulcanproject  +   1544d ago
I thought the Gamespot Kane and Lynch scandal was worthy of that list
AntoineDcoolette  +   1544d ago
Yes Jade, I'll buy your game.
Sev  +   1544d ago
@vulcanproject

That should have topped that list IMO. That was the most publicized scandal in recent memory.
Kerrby  +   1543d ago
This is the third time I've seen this article on this site.

Seriously...
Dsnyder  +   1544d ago
Good thing jade was kicked out of AC2 devopment so the game could become good. Assassins creed 1 is proof that women belong in the kitchen, not in the programing room.
Eiffel  +   1544d ago
She wasn't kicked out. Hell she was executive producer of AC2 through the entire development.
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Foliage  +   1543d ago
Uncharted 2 is arguably the greatest game in history, and it was directed by a very competent woman.

You sound like a man who is frustrated with women, because you have never had a chance with them. Your sexual frustration leads you to spout off these moronic things against women.

Women don't deserve to have their names and reputations tarnished by a guy who hasn't been able to get laid, and doesn't know shit about the video game industry.

Get a life, shithead.
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bjornbear  +   1543d ago
you are either very immature (a kid)
or a very sad grown up

and so are the people that agreed with you

seriously, grow some balls man. and fine it could be a joke

but the "women belong in the kitchen" joke is getting old =/ seriously
BigPappaPump  +   1544d ago
I bought Jade's game and i'd buy it again!
theEnemy  +   1543d ago
Jade Raymond
is the best thing that AC1 did.
mrmcygan  +   1544d ago
I wonder what would happen if Nintendo never screwed over Sony
stephmhishot  +   1544d ago
Ya that's how it probably should've been worded in the article. If Nintendo wasn't so tyrannical back then we might be enjoying some Mario Galaxy in HD glory.
Eiffel  +   1544d ago
Weren't Sony and Nintendo at one point working on a system together that would use the CD-ROM format but Sony and Nintendo ended their partnership and thus what became the Playstation. I don't recall Nintendo ever "screwing over" Sony. Sony saw potential in what Nintendo had involved them self with and jumped the ship and used the format for their system. Nintendo then went with Philps and out came the CD-i.
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dragon82  +   1544d ago
Actually Nintendo backed out because Sony would have retained all rights to any IP that used the new CD format under their agreement. Nintendo was not willing to let that happen so they backed out leaving Sony hanging with new tech and nothing to put it in. Sony decided to create the PSX and stick it to Nintendo.
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skip2mylou  +   1544d ago
http://innovationzen.com/bl... nintendo screwed sony and themseleves over for canceling cntract with sony and then suing sony even though kutagari was the one who was looking and developing all the specs for CD for the SNES, then nintendo joins with philips
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ico92  +   1544d ago
Square didn't screw Nintendo over either, in fact the article even says the reason for this, the reason why FF7 was scrapped on the 64 was because a game that big wasn't technically possible on cartridges, nor was it cheap so in reality Nintendo screwed themselves over. The sony/square screwing over Nintendo is absolute BS i would hardly call it a scandal
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DlocDaBudSmoka  +   1544d ago
@eiffel no no no
nintendo pulled out of it, bc they seen sony would have all the rights to the cd based games. nintendo pres didnt like that, so he renegged on the deal, thus goin to phillips and sony was left out in the cold like WTF.
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Imperator  +   1544d ago
History would be very different.
pacosanchez88  +   1544d ago
ya sometimes i wonder myself. what if nintendo and sony worked together and sega was still around, maybe backed by microsoft. apple entered the race. super smash brothers would have a more diverse lineup. oh the possibilites.
Eiffel  +   1544d ago
Funny I'm getting disagrees, when my point is correct. So one sided is this community.
Defective Bot  +   1544d ago
No your point wasn't correct, Nintendo ditched Sony and then announced that they were instead going to partner up with Phillips just hours after Sony announced their partnership with Nintendo.
Marceles  +   1543d ago
Not to be some crazy gaming historian, but I didn't know people thought Sony screwed Nintendo over, they didn't ever have anything to screw Nintendo over with at the time lol. They pretty much earned their whole way into the gaming business.
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Nicky7  +   1544d ago
Well Ubisoft should not have PIMPED her out as if she was the only person who made Assassins Creed. I still see the picture of her in the front of the deveoper team smiling like she was the only damn person on earth who mattered.

She loved the attention and hardly ever mentioned all the other people who played a more important role in that game than her. So tough if she gets flack from people who are sick of looking at her massive chin everytime Ass Creed is mentioned.

Here is the comic for those who have not seen it

http://img160.imageshack.us...
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Seraphemz  +   1544d ago
I know..its crazy to have the producer! actually promote the product...how dare they.

It not her fault she happens to be hot, in a world of lonely geeks like you that would never have a chance with a girl like her.
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oricon  +   1544d ago
Wasnt this article published few months back? :/
FwanK  +   1544d ago
Jeff Gerstmann
DaBadGuy  +   1544d ago
What about Jeff Gertsmann getting canned from Gamespot because of Eidos for the Kane and Lynch review? I mean, even today that is still talked about and remains one of the most notorious examples of where journalism and corporate interests meet.
Elven6  +   1544d ago
It's mostly speculation that Gerstmann was fired over the review, no one has ever officially commented on his leaving. Pretty much everything else on that list is legitimate in that regard.
Dsnyder  +   1544d ago
Personally, I think they fired him because he was biased towards 360. During his time there, no ps3 game got a higher score than a 7. He was a fanboy and deserved to get fired.
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xtremeimport  +   1544d ago
I dont mind seeing her all the time.
she is super pretty. but it didnt make me buy the game, just enjoy hearing news about it.
KingItachi  +   1544d ago
They should get their facts straight about the Nintendo and Sony deal

http://g4tv.com/videos/9396...
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turok  +   1544d ago
old news.
news is slow today...
Kakihara  +   1544d ago
"Watching a scandal unfold in the gaming world is akin to watching puppies being slowly drowned in a barrel of acid. It’s no fun at all."

Is it just me or does that statement completely contradict itself??
Sashamaz  +   1544d ago
The guy that killed his parents over Halo 3
I wonder how he feels now seeing the Halo Reach Trailers :D
Areeb11  +   1544d ago
dude no
just... noooo.
MRMagoo123  +   1544d ago
This article seems to have a few errors in, such as saying the ps3s released in Australia didnt have ps2 compatibility which is weird because my ps3 still plays them now and i bought mine here in Australia plus another wierd thing was this hot coffee mod with gta san andreas i have my Australian one with me in my cabinet and it has the hot coffee thing on it i just have to use an Action replay to make it unlock i have a feeling this wasnt very well researched.
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SpinalRemains138  +   1543d ago
What!
Microsoft is a joke! Morally reprehensible and disgusting! A man decides to use his surname for his gamertag and they ban him? WTF is that? Some gay kid gets offended because his name is Gaywood and Microsoft sees fit to ban the guy? I don't understand this. He's paying for the service, and the company obviously knows his name is Gaywood. So what's the problem here? Then they stick to their guns and say that "while his surname is indeed Gaywood, other Live members will be offended." Who the fuck are they to decide if my family's name is offending anyone? What a bunch of bullshit. It isn't like his gamertag was "RagingHomoCock". Gaywood is not the most uncommon name or even the slightest bit offensive.

Funny how no one at Microsoft was offended when they charged his credit card to create the Xbox Live account. Gaywood is OK when making a payment, just not when playing Halo I suppose. Microsoft must have a lot of homosexual, self loathing employees.

Would I be able to get the other gamer banned if I complained that his lisp is offending me because I'm heterosexual? Where do we draw the line? This world needs thicker skin, not more rules to suit the overly sensitive! Next we will no longer see X-Mas tree cookies because they offend Jews. Wait, that's already happened as well...........
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mysterym  +   1543d ago
Morally reprehensable and disgusting? Honestly dude get a life, your post screamns fanboy. Someone has chosen to ban the guy for his name, yes they made a mistake and it was reverted.

Calm down kid, your talking about a console on a games forum - someone would think they've pimped your mom out .
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