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What defines a games journalist?

Is the HipHopGamer an amateur journalist or an entertainer? Understanding that difference is crucial to the future of video-game journalism.

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MariaHelFutura2529d ago (Edited 2529d ago )

Being Dead.

gamesR4fun2529d ago (Edited 2529d ago )

yeh most journalist nowdays are entertainers reading the teleprompters the corporate elite give em...
Thats why the ones who do give us the real deal should be supported. Hgg for all his faults is as much a game 'journalist' as anyone at the likes of kotaku or gamespot.... Promoting rather than reviewing creating hype spin and bs rather than giving us real game news.
On second thought hgg is maybe a step up from those particular sites but only a small one.

jack_burt0n2529d ago (Edited 2529d ago )

<deleted> wrong post

showtimefolks2529d ago

a game comes out that game gives a site money to advertise their game than the game ends up being not good get a 6/10 than a good reviewer get's fired!

honest reviews problem is now a days on almost every site people who are reviewing games are THE BIGGEST FANBOYS. Go to GT and listen to SHANE and you will see what i mean anyone who disagrees with shane on anything is gone for sure

right now epicbattlecry guys are the best along with HHP i know i know he raps lol but atleast he gives the news to us as a gamer sometimes he overhypes thing like we all do

showtimefolks2529d ago

its the previews i will give you an example ign the guy who does wwe game reviews is a huge fan on his previews he builds the game up like a 10/10 than boom every thing he praises the game about is the same reason he hates the game

ALL WE WOULD LIKE IS REPORT ON EVERYTHING ON EQUAL BASES:

let me ask one simple question if RROD was a ps3/wii problem do you think it would be treated as with xbox360. it was oh MS is giving 3 years of warranty everything is fine and all.

call me a fanboy or disagree all you want!

if any other device was as faulted as xbox360 was in its first 3 and half years that company would most likely would be black listed but being american media and MS's money it was never that big of an issue

BE FAIR TO EACH CONSOLE AS A GAMING REPORTER YOUR JOB IS TO COVER NOT TO HYPE/COVER A COMPANY/BE A FANBOY etc,,,,

you know i was talking to one of my friends he said something very simple yet true

THE WAY GAME COMPANIES TREAT US AND WHAT THEY GET AWAY WITH IS AMAZING

LFD1 in 12 months lfd2
RE5 dlc on disk but yet pay $5
we buy games but yet if we sell themm to friends or trade them we loose extra 9.99

and i know its not that much money on some dlc's part but still some dlc is worth the price most dlc should be free

rjdofu2529d ago (Edited 2529d ago )

Kinda agree with you. But... reading your comment is a pain in the ass.

Arup022529d ago

Your comment was stupid and you know it. . Every once and awhile everyone says something stupid, right now that person is you.

SMOK3xFFx2529d ago

lawl, using his/her own words!

MariaHelFutura2529d ago

LOL.

Gaming journalism is Dead.

BTW, I like the NEW avatar

XD XD XD

Sarcasm2529d ago

A journalist is someone like HHG in backwards world.

avengers19782529d ago

It doesn't take much, and for the most part I find alot of them to be very bias toward one console or another. Or they don't really report facts as much as rumors.
And like football they are throwing pretty girls that don't really know much out there to talk about games.
Gaming Journalist=Hype Machines

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alphakennybody2529d ago

no such thing as journalism in this territory.

thebudgetgamer2529d ago

their out there, it's just hard too pick out amongst all the crap.

hoops2529d ago

Someone NOT LIKE PATCHER

oldjadedgamer2529d ago

What defines game journalism?

A lack of research + flamebait titles to attract hits.

Gaming journalism - oxymoron

theonlylolking2529d ago

In all seriousness they bow down to hype, money, and the xbox brand(this gen), they hate on the PC and act like it does not exist anymore, they think that GT5 had more than 2 or 3 delays, rate a game high because of the dev that made it(bethesda and rockstar), they promote too much, most dont even play the whole game before reviewing, they dont like chuck norris(made that one up) and most dont do there research, and they dont even do there job well enough to get paid.

CrzyFooL2529d ago

Fuck you, I love Chuck Norris ... and America.

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