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MEDIA ALERT: IGN is more pompous than ever

IGN.com has emailed every single member of the registered E3 gaming press to make sure we all know how awesome they are.

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LordMarius3054d ago

IGN being IGNorant, never gets old

DirtyLary3054d ago (Edited 3054d ago )

beat me to it.

My xbox sig "You can't spell ignorance without IGN."

ChefDejon3054d ago

they weren't always like this

presto7173054d ago

They can go suck a magic-stick when they are done whoring themselves.

BBCnewsrocks3054d ago

Everyone was the little guy once, the best grow to be as big as IGN.

deadreckoning6663054d ago (Edited 3054d ago )

THIS is precisely why small gaming sites like TheBitBag.com and hiphopgamershow.com will rule this industry in the near future.

xc7x3054d ago

and then become just like who they complain about a few years later. just saying.

Nike3054d ago

A friend told me that's what happened to Kotaku. Hmm. Anyway, I think sites like Bitmob and Dualshockers are better suited to becoming big than HHG (u mad? lol).

scruffy_bear3054d ago

Thats why you book one on one time with everyone you wish to speak to are any game you wish to preview, thats what we done at my site

ElementX3054d ago

Regardless, I still enjoy IGN coverage.

militant073054d ago

yup, I hope they broadcast it this year, too.

thier broadcast are second to none, G4TV one is laggy and so is gamespot

silkrevolver3054d ago

..should be spot on. It’s all HD and it uses the same system that some huge event used a few weeks ago. tens of millions of people watched the stream.

gumgum993054d ago

That's good to hear. I was thinking of going somewhere else for the stream this year, and the HD stream sounds very enticing. ^_^

solar3054d ago

weird how only some hate IGN. ;)

UPSLynx3054d ago

I understand the disposition of IGN versus a site like Icronitc, they have been doing this since before I had access to a computer with the internet. That doesn't give them priority to be total jerks at E3 though, and it certainly doesn't make it any more necessary for them to email ALL of the other members of the press just to announce their own coverage. Complete arrogance.

SamBishop3054d ago

It is unfortunate that you had a bad experience with some of the guys there; being a big site and having fans tends to bring out the egos in plenty of people (I certainly developed something of a big head ages ago, though never to the point where I was trying to line jump or deflect interviews). That said, not only have I contributed off and on to IGN -- and damn near anywhere else at this point -- for over a decade now, I never got this e-mail you speak of, so it wasn't ALL editorial outlets.

Maybe it's because I spent time on the PR side of the industry, but in the end coverage is what matters most at E3; getting the biggest sites in and through becomes paramount, sad though that may be. The best you can do is work with publishers to establish a relationship where you'll have one-on-ones and guaranteed face time with folks. It takes time and the smaller guys will always have to live under the natural pecking order from time to time, but I can promise you articles like that end up coming off as being incredibly smarmy and making you look like you have a chip on your shoulder, even if that wasn't the intent.

In the end, it's always been my experience to let braggadocious blowhards let out steam and call attention to themselves and just strive to do a better job. You're never going to beat the sheer amount of resources they have, so make the most with what you've got and take comfort in the fact that on a long enough timeline, everyone in the industry gets their come-uppance or develops enough of a reputation that you won't need to call anything out. Karma has a hell of a way of doing that for ya.

For what it's worth, I can understand the frustration of being the little guy, and as nuts as it sounds, there's really no harm in talking with the person if you happen to see them again. More often than not it's simply a case of the show being an absolute madhouse and there was never an intent to step on any toes. I can't speak for any of the IGN folks, but if I ever rubbed someone the wrong way, I'd love to know it so I don't make the same mistake again.

snakebite363054d ago

Podcast Beyond is always better with you on it Sam.

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