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Submitted by DeeZee 1212d ago | opinion piece

Next-Gen Madness: “The Gaming Press Is Being Trolled”

GR's DeShaun Zollicoffer writes:

By the time I hit publish on this article there's a good chance it’ll already be outdated. That’s how fast next generation console rumors are hitting the net--it’s ridiculous. So why all the leaks, well here’s an answer, the gaming press is being trolled by “anonymous” sources. (Next-Gen, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

FrigidDARKNESS  +   1212d ago
Most of this. Stuff is being made up by kids who have no idea about the video game business and finances. Just yesterday a website posted that the next xbox dev kits will have 16 cores but the douce that gave the info is unknown.
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GrieverSoul  +   1212d ago
Its a look for hits.

I can make a dev kit too! PS4 with integrated Brain Wave Scanner that allows controlling the game without the need of a controller or camera.

Here! Quick, someone make an article about this!
creatchee  +   1212d ago
The problem is that gaming "journalists" don't feel the need to follow standard protocol, which is verifying a source's info through another source. That's the way real news works. I don't see any reason why it should be any different in gaming.

If something isn't confirmed, it needs to be explicitly stated by the author that it is merely a rumor. However, in gaming, rumors are too often presented as fact.
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CarlitoBrigante  +   1212d ago
This morning my mailman said that Sony will skip PS4 and release the PS5

Can someone show me how to submit a rumour on N4G
MariaHelFutura  +   1212d ago
This is FrigidDARKNESS comment from less that 20 mins ago.....

"Keep wishing that the ps4 will be the be the beast that everyone wants it to be. Sony has already stated that the ps4 will not be a high tech console and not a lot money invested into research development like they done for the ps3. My opinion Sony wants to release a new console that will be comparably priced to the Wii U or cheaper to get back it's market share. Sony has learned from there mistakes this gen and is poised to re-enter the next gen and ready to do battle with Nintendo and MS."

He took something a random website said and made it true, then says this.....

I'm confused.
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LX-General-Kaos  +   1212d ago
Voted Funny

that was a good find
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limewax  +   1212d ago
I'm glad someone is seeing this, Since trying to dispute it often gets me de-bubbled. A source with no info whatsoever is useless and about as professional as writing the rumor yourself with no info to base it on.

It's all about the hits. Now I started writing for another site recently, we have a source, and although we don't know the persons name we do know a lot of details about the person such as how they are connected to the industry, obviously as a new writer for the site it is not my place to disclose any more info to anyone else.

However if our source handed me some info that I need to publish, I would certainly ask what details I could provide so that our source is credible to the public too. A name is unlikely since it would probably mean loss of a sweet job, But we need more info than 'an anonymous source' for these rumors that are stretched very far
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TekoIie  +   1212d ago
Yeh the other day i had 5 bubs, down to 3 cuz of these articles.

But i do agree an anonymous source does not look like a reliable one if your reading an article. Also varys on where you read, Kotaku tends to get many leaks and rumours that are reliable.
NYC_Gamer  +   1212d ago
Many sites are just making up bull shit rumors for the purpose of hits
GamingPerson  +   1212d ago
My sources tell me ps4 will have a ps3 + a ps1 inside of it..
d0nT wOrrY  +   1212d ago
LOL
FunAndGun  +   1212d ago
but will it play PS2 games? :P
Kaizin514  +   1212d ago
Nope, but it will play PS1 games like a champ.
ziggurcat  +   1212d ago
my sources tell me that 3 years after the PS4 has been on the market, a slim model will be made available.
MariaHelFutura  +   1212d ago
My sources tell me, all of your sources aren't reliable.

:)
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ziggurcat  +   1212d ago
i wouldn't say it's trolling as much as it's gullible games journalists taking what they've read on pastebin to be factual.
PopRocks359  +   1212d ago
Finally someone said it. Really felt like I was on Mars when only a handful of people alongside myself actually saw through the ruse. People are so ready to believe in bullshit.
ZodTheRipper  +   1212d ago
Finally a respected gaming website is calling those kids out ...I've got enough of those next-gen rumors.
aquamala  +   1212d ago
Like the rumors that wii u won't be as powerful as ps3/360, just what year are we in?
Mikhail  +   1212d ago
Gaming press did it for the hits. Every rumors started when Kotaku made it and then boom, every website has some unnamed source.
GraveLord  +   1212d ago
being trolled? Well this "trolling" is getting them lots of traffic so I guess they love being "trolled"

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