"I work for Reuters. I’m a journalist in the media business.
Back in 2008, I sat in a conference and reviewed some proposals to integrate news sources focused on electronic gaming into our RSS service as niche content providers.
We considered IGN, Gamespot, and a few other syndicated online info feeds.
Now, in order to white label a source as affiliated with Reuters, you need to run through a checklist of ~100 items that are necessary for journalistic integrity. The source and its organization has to score at least a 60 out of 100 for it to be considered fair and unbiased.
These tests are carried out by senior journalists, editors, and investigators.
NONE of the gaming publications scored higher than a 15. For reference, the National Enquirer scored a 38 and the MSNBC blogosphere scored 44.
Some failures included:
- Economic ties with publishers
- Acceptance of favors
- 0% of staff held journalism degree
- Very small percentage worked in other major publications
- No real editing process
- No accountability
tl;dr: Gaming “journalism” is a joke and the laughingstock of reporting media. Continue to read these publications if you want, but assume that everything you read is biased or an outright lie.”
~ Gaming news is officially worse than supermarket tabloids folks. Let that sink in for a while. These people are are several steps below “IS BRAD PITT CHEATING ON ANGELINA???” (via bonglorio
said: Will the greatest hits collection be called Vitrual High Lights?
Oh hell yeah, that’s perfect.
Just from what I know about the Anita Sarkeesian events, I am horrified. Literally. You wanna talk about ruined moods, been there done that.
Just 4 months ago a man MURDERED ten people on the pretext that women owed him sex, remember that? Or the girl that was murdered because she turned a guy…
She faked those death threats, so get your knickers straight.
Wow. See, this is what I mean. You don’t KNOW she faked them. I mean it’s possible, yes. But women DO get death threats FOR REAL for expressing their thoughts online. Not just this one woman. Women have also been killed. And many people are still hating on Anita and calling her videos trash.
Just because one woman (possibly) lied, does not negate the need for feminism.
Bwahahahaha look at that nerd’s tumblr it’s a riot.
1. Several 5+page essays on why feminism is eeeeevvviiiillll
2. Bemoaning the death of the Christian nation (while praising the Amazing Atheist for putting out way more videos than Anita Sarkeesian)
3. The worst offense of all: defending DmC.
It is 2014 and people are still drawing VG Cats porn I demand to know who is responsible.