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IGN Instructed & Offered Prizes for Crowd to Cheer During Phil Spencer and Other Live Interviews

During the IGN Live interview with Phil Spencer, the crowd cheered even if the topic was about closures, and its because they were told to.

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GaboonViper20h ago

A very "slimey" thing to do right Phil???

Anyhow ive never trusted IGN, corrupt to the core.

Killer2020UK18h ago

And now they own a load of other gaming outlets. Sucks for the consumer

roadkillers18h ago

It's not scummy... how is this any different than any late night talk show for the past 60 years. People are cued when to cheer, partially artificial I am sure. It's also good for IGN, last thing they want is THEIR show to be a dud.

I would definitely do it if I owned IGN, especially getting someone huge like Phil.

S2Killinit18h ago(Edited 18h ago)

I’ve been saying for years that IGN is MS’s mouthpiece.

fr0sty18h ago

@roadkillers... I dunno, maybe because late night talk shows aren't asking people to cheer for hundreds of people losing their jobs?

ravens5217h ago

Late Night Talk Show vs Consumer Showcase/Interview. How are you even putting them in the same category. One is for pure entertainment the other is an interview based on a product.

PRIMORDUS15h ago

And how much is MS worth? 3 trllion and Phil the piece of shit saying "the closures are very hard, but needed for sustainable business" Really? Your worth 3 trillion and the closures were no where near necessary. I don't know about you but I want this asshole to just leave and resign. He's just cancer to the industry.

jjb19819h ago

Roadkillers can't wait to have huge Phil. It makes sense.

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porkChop18h ago

It's crazy. Some of the top people at IGN are really great, but the organization as a whole just continually finds itself in controversy.

Lightning7717h ago

It's all for recognition and publicity. Which doesn't work. It was all staged and disingenuous.

Hard to trust anything IGN does especially now they have a monopoly.

VenomUK8h ago

I’ve watched the clip. To be fair, whenever you are hosting an event with an audience it’s standard to hype them up as a reactive audience is better for the energy in the room which translates well for viewers at home. It’s the reason comedians have warm up acts and TV shows too. I don’t think at any point there was an instruction from Microsoft to do that. This narrative is silly.

What I would focus on is this IGN pandering event not being live, in front of a specially selected audience and fanboy presenter Ryan McCaffrey who asked lowball questions and didn’t really follow up the difficult topics with any bite- this was a lack of integrity.

crazyCoconuts18h ago

Hard to trust the integrity of the reviews when they are caught manipulating their audience

-Foxtrot16h ago

Now that IGN owns a lot of sites now it’s hard to trust a fair few

Aloymetal18h ago

And some get triggered when we call on their BS and state the obvious. Anyone with half a brain knows the gaming media is biased as heck. It's been like that since forever and the sad part is they will gladly do it for free, anything to help their preferred and irrelevant brand.

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Jin_Sakai18h ago

Should be laws in place against these form of actions. Same goes for all the fake 5 start reviews for receiving free items. You can’t believe anything you read or hear anymore.

porkChop17h ago

In journalism school they straight up taught us to never take free products, swag, food, etc, even if there are no strings attached. Even if someone doesn't realize it, and no matter how far removed the swag is from what you're covering/reviewing, free stuff does affect how you perceive the company and its products. It tricks you into feeling more positive about things.

Petebloodyonion17h ago

How's this Phil doing?
Was Phil in charge of the 3-day fanfest called IGN Live 2024?

https://www.ign.com/article...

OlderGamer177h ago

Every time i see a comment from Peterbloodyonion i know what coming.. defend MS, Xbox and Phil.. Never i have seen a remark of any kind of negativity, not once...that says enough...

Christopher30m ago

A fan event marketed as a fan event versus an interview discussing layoffs.

Petebloodyonion23m ago

@Oldergamer17

Might I propose addressing the argument itself rather than resorting to personal attacks?
Allow me to demonstrate the approach.

Your argument: "Every time i see a comment from Peterbloodyonion i know what coming.. defend MS, Xbox and Phil."

Counter argument: "One can always expect Microsoft to make questionable decisions, such as laying off people ..."
https://n4g.com/news/260389...

Chevalier15h ago

Personally IGN=IGNore

Can't spell IGNorant without IGN

babadivad13h ago

When they're "professional critics" console war on Twitter, you should know not to take them seriously.

Sonic188111h ago(Edited 10h ago)

I never trusted IGN or fanboy Ryan McCaffrey 😁

DivineHand1251h ago

Did you read the article? The title here on n4g is false. That title was constructed because fanboys will eat it up.

Rocketisleague1h ago(Edited 1h ago)

And here I thought they just paid off the entire crowd. It was very obvious during the show that the crowd was a prop. Its normal for these companies unfortunately. Some conferences used to have fake clapping and cheering sounds if you remember.

ChasterMies1h ago

“Anyhow ive never trusted IGN, corrupt to the core.”

IGN gives so many games a 7/10 or 8/10 that their review scores have become irrelevant. To be believable, you first need integrity.

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Snookies1219h ago

Just reading this headline alone made me feel grimy. Disgusting, all around. Haven't trusted IGN since over a decade ago, so this isn't really surprising to hear.