Why you shouldn't get your video game news from The Wall Street Journal

Joystiq wrote: "When you want the very latest on old guys, money and old guys' money, you turn to The Wall Street Journal. When you want news about video games, you could probably do better, as evidenced by this quote from a Dow Jones Newswire piece the publication ran today about that THQ takeover speculation.."

pixelsword5181d ago

They are just a horrible as any gaming site or gaming magazine of notable stature.

Their game reviews probably would be just as accurate and consistent as well.

Looking at flame-baiting articles and reviews just to get hits isn't any more tasteful, knowwhutImeanvern?

UltimateIdiot9115181d ago

No no, it wasn't a game review, it's what they define IP as in the article. THQ owns a large amount of "Internet Protocol."

pixelsword5180d ago

When I said "Their game reviews PROBABLY WOULD BE just as accurate and consistent as well" that means that IF they gave a review it would be as horrible as their article.

patterson5180d ago (Edited 5180d ago )

Regardless of the IP mistake, they are no better than professional game sites who give crap inflated review scores.

Their opinions have as much value at that point. *agrees with pixelsword*


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Games1st9h ago

"The profit of these tournaments is directly impacted by these new rules, as sponsorships are being forbidden, maximum prize money is limited to $5,000, and food/drinks can’t be sold at the tournaments."

Why even bother.


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Embracer CEO confirms TimeSplitters studio faces closure before Christmas

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Obscure_Observer1d 19h ago

I hope those (selectively) against acquisition of studios are now satisfied.

Nitrowolf21d 19h ago (Edited 1d 19h ago )

What does this even mean lol, this very studio was formed out of a acquisition (purchase of the IP)

How does that in any way serve towards your comment

Not to mention the layoffs from Embracer

Obscure_Observer1d 18h ago (Edited 1d 18h ago )

"How does that in any way serve towards your comment"

Had Xbox acquired that studio from Embracer before gone, you know N4G would gone riot.

Nitrowolf21d 17h ago

So you're making up scenarios for a studio that was created for the sole purpose of this IP, for console warring?? Where has Xbox ever said they were interested in buying them, and vice versa?

Where's this assumption that they would want to even save them? If that was the case, we would never have any studio closure.

Crows901d 16h ago


Wow...cant even begin to imagine the lengths you take to be so inaccurate.

This studio has barely released anything in the last decade. You think people would've rioted? The contrary. It wouldve been an investment into elevating the studio to be able to bring back timesplitters. I wouldve been grateful.

shinoff21831d 16h ago

He's basically saying ms acquisition is good embracer bad

mastershredder1d 14h ago

^ Obscure observer is denser than lead.
Obscure’s mouth flaps, and a whole lot of stupid comes out every freak’n time.

northpaws1d 13h ago


Don't even try, Obscure_Observer has the special power to make every single news into a "XBox good, PS bad" story, powered by infinite amount of delusion, you can't win.

ocelot0721h ago

He just liked to ramble and spout nonsense. Just politily nod and back away slowly.

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Crows901d 16h ago

Tell me how ignorant you are without telling me how ignorant you are.

ChiefofLoliPolice1d 14h ago (Edited 1d 14h ago )

Dude Obscure_Observer is a complete idiot. He always and I mean ALWAYS make comments and responses that make no absolutely NO sense. Trying to get that moron to learn anything is like trying to teach calculus to a drywall.

1d 15h ago
-Foxtrot1d 15h ago (Edited 1d 15h ago )


People lose their jobs before Christmas


I hope those (selectively) who wonder why you get disagreed to oblivion are now satisfied.

Profchaos1d 9h ago (Edited 1d 9h ago )

Xbox dont want studios they want publishers and all the studios that come with it and this isn't even about them not everything is a Xbox slander piece

ziggyzinfirion1d 4h ago


No offense but I think you seriously need to see a doctor.

shadowknight2031d 3h ago

I'm pretty sure Obscure_Observer gets a kick after each comment he reads that bashes him (Some people are like that). He would stop eventually if people simply stopped replying to him altogether lol. But then, maybe everyone who fuels his behavior also gets a kick out of it too

Mr_cheese1d 1h ago

The ultimate satirical troll of N4G strikes again.

But... but... but.... if xbox.

Behave yourself.

1Victor1d 1h ago (Edited 1d 1h ago )

@obscured:”I hope those (selectively) against acquisition of studios are now satisfied.”

Translation by google translate from Xbox fanboy to reality

“I hope those (selectively) in favor acquisition of studios are now satisfied.”
Well when you eat more than you can chew ether you choke to death or poke out, unfortunately when corporations play monopoly thousands of employees families suffer. 😩

Obscure_Observer1d ago


"Well when you eat more than you can chew ether you choke to death or poke out, unfortunately when corporations play monopoly thousands of employees families suffer. 😩"

Check your facts and tell that to Sony which fired hundreds of people while shutting down studios and canceling games in the last few years.

shinoff218323h ago

Sony didn't lay off 10k people. Ms did though. Wtf is wrong with you.

Obscure_Observer22h ago


1Victor was talking about "eating more than you can chew" and all Sony has been doing lately is layoff hundreds of people at *Playstation* including Bungie which under Playstation is 8% smaller after just one year despite the fact that Sony paid 1.2 Billion dollar for talent retention.

The layoffs at MS you mentioned only hit a small fraction at 343i at the time. No other Xbox first studio was affected!

SIE is getting people fired left and right, not to mention cancelling games and shutting down first party studios.

Talk about "eat more than you can chew".