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Final Fantasy XVI interview: worldbuilding, differing viewpoints and favorite characters

Director Hiroshi Takai, Creative Director Kazutoyo Maehiro and Localisation Director Michael-Christopher Koji Fox talk world lore.

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shinoff2183586d ago

So far due to the battle system. Eh from me

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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.

GaboonViper10h ago

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

Anyhow ive never trusted IGN, corrupt to the core.

Killer2020UK9h ago

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

roadkillers8h 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.

S2Killinit8h ago(Edited 8h ago)

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

fr0sty8h ago

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

ravens527h 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.

PRIMORDUS6h 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.

jjb198119m ago

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

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porkChop8h 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.

Lightning778h 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.

crazyCoconuts8h ago

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

-Foxtrot6h ago

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

Aloymetal8h 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_Sakai8h 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.

porkChop8h 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.

Petebloodyonion8h ago

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

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

Chevalier5h ago

Personally IGN=IGNore

Can't spell IGNorant without IGN

babadivad4h ago

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

Sonic18811h ago(Edited 1h ago)

I never trusted IGN or fanboy Ryan McCaffrey 😁

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Snookies1210h 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.

Leeroyw4h ago

IGN lost a lot of credibility a long time ago. Now they're running on fumes.

Skuletor9h ago(Edited 9h ago)

I think that kind of thing night be standard. I once was in the audience for Wheel of Fortune and there was a guy that briefed us before the show on his hand signals, when we were supposed to react/applaud and stuff like that and we were told to check under our seats because one of them had a prize underneath it.

Edit: Okay, read the article, this was definitely some slimy behaviour by IGN and it sounds like it wasn't just on the behalf of Xbox either.

Also, since IGN bought Humble Bundle years ago, they stopped occasionally giving a game away for free during certain big sales events etc, screw IGN.

Profchaos8h ago

It is for say a game show or similar shows for entertainment purposes but a interview not really.

Petebloodyonion7h ago

Bruno Rodriguez confirmed that his statement applied to the entire three-day Fanfest event, not solely Phil Spencer's interview. Regrettably, this part of his response is absent from the article, which raises questions about its omission.
Here is the complete explanation
https://x.com/BrunoRo115301...

DarXyde3h ago

Petebloodyonion,

It is an odd omission. While I do believe IGN has some problematic biases, one can't really say it's done for Spencer in light of this information.

Good follow up.

Inverno9h ago

IGN not being trustworthy? Yeah we've been knowing that.