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Gaming's Top 50 Journalists

Who are the 50 most influential journalists in the U.S games industry? This list is just one freelancer's take on some of the people who make game journalism such an exciting and varied field, but it should start some good discussions among readers about what makes good game journalism and what makes a good game journalist.

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specialguest6344d ago

whatever happened to Sushi-X? he use to love fighting games and depised RPGS.

Silverwolf6344d ago (Edited 6344d ago )

Who the hell care's about "Gaming's Top 50 Journalists". I like to read the articles but I'm not geek enough to bother to know who wrote them. Besides I don't really care who they are, as most of them will be biased towards one system or the other.

Shadow Flare6344d ago

is possibly the best picture i've ever seen in my life. The curvature of his pencil nose/ the concentration beaming from his parrot eyeballs, its a thing of genius really isnt it? Thank you zypher for giving me a reason to live

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Study Suggest Kids Experience Social Pressure To Buy In-Game Items

A recent study suggests that children in Norway experience increased social pressure to purchase in-game items.

got_dam11h ago(Edited 11h ago)

As a late 30s gamer, I wish the hobby still had some of the simplicy it used to. When I was growing up we had school yard conversations to compare notes for secrets in zelda and pokemon. Those were the days hahaha. Always that kid that swears they got mew under the truck. Then everyone else would spend weeks trying to do it. No microtransactions or live service bullshit.

Christopher11h ago

No Shit Sherlock. Almost anyone with a kid playing an online game knows their desire to be included and have everything that others have. Especially in this age of kids socializing less in person and mostly online outside of school (and, oftentimes, even in school).

anast8h ago(Edited 8h ago)

Someone actually spent time on researching this...but then again research means you found something but don't have to act on it, so It's a win-win for both sides.

Chocoburger3h ago(Edited 3h ago)

Companies have been planning this since the HD era started. Grooming younger gamers into being complacent towards micro-trash-actions, they know many older gamers will complain and avoid them, because we have willpower and the knowledge that these are bad business practices.

But as the years go on, all that will be left are the gamers who grew up in the HD era, comfortable and not bothered by micro-trash-actions because its all they've ever known.

Every generation continues to be worse than the previous one. What a shame.

Knightofelemia41m ago(Edited 38m ago)

I am friends with one guy his nephew borrowed mom's credit card and charged $300 to it for Fortnite. If I did that my dad would whoop my ass until it was black and blue. DLC I can understand but social pressure to buy in game items. No one says you need to have that gun skin or that different costume. When I was a kid only pressure I felt was going through a week of school. Just to end the weekend on a happy note renting a game over the weekend. Only other pressure was talking with friends to see if they finished the game before you or learned a new cheat code. Kids honestly are to coddled in todays world. If you're so social pressured to buy in game items then your parents really need to learn the word no. Kids don't know how to be kids iphone keeps them entertained, ipads teaches them courses in some schools. And parents can't be parents with out having the cops called on them for taking the Xbox away because the kid got in shit. But the world has changed since I was a kid. I could go to the play ground and not worry about the perv with a camera. There needs to be rules and boundaries when it comes to kids and gaming. I am all for having fun. Kids need real social skills with real life interactions not with a friend that is three countries away that they will never meet.

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Bloody and battered Cyborg Ninja statue by Gecco now available for pre-order

Toy manufacturer Gecco Corp has opened pre-orders for their damaged Cyborg Ninja statue, officially called ‘The Final Battle Edition’. As the name implies, the statue portrays Gray Fox as he appears during his final battle in the game, with his arm torn off by REX and his helmet visor destroyed.

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Nyxus21h ago

Yeah, their figures always look really good.

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Epic Games reportedly hacked by a ransomware gang, nearly 200GB of Internal Data stolen

From GameWatcher: "Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, has reportedly been hacked, resulting in the theft of nearly 200 gigabytes of internal data.

That is according to ransomware group Mogilevich, who claims to have “quietly attacked Epic Games’ servers”."

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OtterX2d ago

I have several hundred games on the Epic Store. I've bought zero. I've played maybe 10 or less of them. I'm not worried. *Back to Steam*

1nsomniac1d 9h ago

Not sure what logic is supposed to be backed up by this argument. Whether the hack is true or not it’s likely they’ve got all the same information whether you’ve ever bought games or even whether you play them or not. As with the majority of these industry hacks. Going back to Steam literally makes absolutely zero difference to the situation… and it’s not even like Steam has never been hacked either…. I don’t get it.

KwietStorm_BLM1d 9h ago

So you have an account then? What games you own hardly has anything to do with it. User logins and financials were exposed. Login credentials from one account can easily be linked to another.

OtterX1d 8h ago

I never gave them my credit card number, and my account has 2FA anyways.

Just saying, this doesn't surprise me with Epic. But yea, sorry for those of you who have spent money there, hope your CC's are safe. I wouldn't wish that on anyone. Just, not surprised, that's all.

Sonic18811d 6h ago

I bought a few games on the Epic Store as well, but I'm still not worried about it.

XiNatsuDragnel2d ago

Hot take I want jackrabbit 3d to come out now from epic since they can publish games Like that.

CrimsonWing691d 9h ago

Oh great… so glad I have an account with them…

SDuck1d 9h ago

sh*t I do have RDR2 there since it was limited to Epic on release

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