IGN.com has emailed every single member of the registered E3 gaming press to make sure we all know how awesome they are.
It's competition. Simples.
IGN being IGNorant, never gets old
beat me to it. My xbox sig "You can't spell ignorance without IGN."
they weren't always like this
They can go suck a magic-stick when they are done whoring themselves.
ICRONTIC WISHES THEY WERE IGN AND ARE BUTTHURT
Everyone was the little guy once, the best grow to be as big as IGN.
THIS is precisely why small gaming sites like TheBitBag.com and hiphopgamershow.com will rule this industry in the near future.
and then become just like who they complain about a few years later. just saying.
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).
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
Regardless, I still enjoy IGN coverage.
yup, I hope they broadcast it this year, too. thier broadcast are second to none, G4TV one is laggy and so is gamespot
..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.
That's good to hear. I was thinking of going somewhere else for the stream this year, and the HD stream sounds very enticing. ^_^
weird how only some hate IGN. ;)
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.
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.
Podcast Beyond is always better with you on it Sam.
wow ranting on IGN...haven't see that before /sarcasm.
Lame sarcasm.. the rarest of beasts
i know right i really suck at it.
And your point??? IGN is a great gaming site. I enjoy their coverage a lot, its competition you will find that anywhere in the market. Cry me a river.
lol at NG4 having this up on front page. XD website wars!
Probably just a part of the reacharound Microsoft promised IGN after buying their souls.
What were you saying about lame sarcasm?
How come this guy hasn't posted any pics or screens of this letter, or any direct quotes? Anyway, if IGN's got the cash, they'll give the coverage. No use whining about it (except for hits).
Like we need anymore whining from the gaming press.
Send an email of displeasure back at them. Or hold up a sign that says "IGN sucks" when they go live on camera.
What a bunch of tools... I swear. As much as I want to write for this industry, stuff like this makes me wonder
That picture is ridiculous!.
... somebody’s jealous!
This seems like a regular email any website would put out to promote itself.. What do you expect IGN to say in it's email? WE ARE HERE AT E3 TO PROVIDE SUB-PAR COVERAGE OF E3! YOU'LL PROBABLY FIND BETTER COVERAGE ELSEWHERE, BUT COME HERE INSTEAD!!!!!!
the article writers a "douch bag" and crybaby; who cares that hes a journalist and that another company sent him an email at least he gets press passes if he tries; and he gets to attend, why all the egotistical bitching.somebody get the [email protected]#$ a midol so her pms temper tantrums can cool down.
Clearly, spelling is not one of your strong points, and neither is your capacity to appreciate sarcasm and satire.
I know, IGN is so bad. I mean, they actually cover video game news instead of bashing rival websites. Can you believe it? Pompous indeed... Why can't they just stick to the industry's low standards like Icrontic? Sending E-mails to promote yourself is called spam. I hate spam as much as the next guy, but whining about said e-mails to the public instead of covering video game news is just being a pussy.
i get plenty through other multiple means. IGN is just too full of crap on their site however, this guy does sound rather butt hurt. oh well, E3 is here
Can we have some proof? A screen cap of the email itself would go a long way.
butthurticus maximus! First of all, IGN deals with real advertisers. The ones that say if you dont give us a million page views a day you can go f-yourself. It's a business, IGN built from the ground up just like every other small site. These people that are rude to you or you percieve as rude are just on a deadline. Their editors probably have them rushing from booth to booth, appointment to appointment. While you might be peering through the window because your situation doesn't have the luxuries or perks that say a writing gig at E3 with IGN does, I would bet my life its not all shits and giggles for the writers over there. Sure What you think these video games journalists are just rolling in the dough? Not likely. They are hustling. They probably have an editor breathing down their necks and an insane demand for how much they have to put out.
"First of all, IGN deals with real advertisers. The ones that say if you don't give our mediocre game a 9/10 you can go f-yourself." Fixed.
It's competition. Microsoft will try to one up everyone else, sony will try to one up everyone else, Nintendo will try to one up everyone else. IGN will try to one up everyone else in the game journalism field. That's how competition works people. Besides, IGN doesn't post 5 articles a day talking about which games have sold more than other games or some crap rumors about Bungie being afraid of Black Ops and delaying Reach, or some other crap like that, at least they post actual news most of the time, which is all I ask. EDIT: Don't get me wrong I like N4G i visit it everyday, but I'm getting sick and tired of the fanboy articles on this selling more than that and crap like that.
well,they do have Jessica Chobot as an employee
Regarding rude IGN reporters at E3, I can understand that they can be under a lot of pressure from their editors to meet their deadlines and squeeze into as many things as they can in order to meet their schedules. Still, it would make them look a lot better if they could just say that -- apologize if they butt in, explain they are on a tight schedule and they'll be gone soon, ask their questions and zip. Such courtesy doesn't cost a thing (other than the 10 seconds it takes to convey the above). I can understand IGN's position, and how exhibitors are banking on IGN and others of their size to check them out and report on them (and don't want to miss out on this), and as such accommodate in one of these reporters... but still, it really should be based around mutual respect. Everyones in there trying to do the same thing. How about compete based on their stories, not how they arm-wrestle into things? It all comes down to personal responsibility to operate in a professional and respectable manner. Hopefully things will get better, but who knows.
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