Corruption In Games Journalism, or "Five Guys Burgers and Fries"

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  1. Gahars
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    Just when you didn't think games journalism couldn't sink any lower... well, hold on tight.



    http://imgur.com/a/4VOcx
    https://i.imgur.com/NYEgyLe.png
    http://thezoepost.wordpress.com/
    http://kc-vidya-rants.tumblr.com/po...nns-kotaku-staff-cheating-scandal-and-how-she

    TL;DR: News has come to light regarding Zoe Quinn, an indie developer. While in a relationship, she slept with at least five men (journalists for Kotaku, RockPaperShotgun, as well as fellow game devs) in exchange for promotion of her and her game. Any news of this or criticism of her and her actions is actively being suppressed.
     
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  2. ComeTurismO

    ComeTurismO CTO

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    Don't you mean “TL;DW”?
     
  3. Gahars
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    No.
     
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  4. ComeTurismO

    ComeTurismO CTO

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    But, the video is the only thing there, other than the sourcé and štùff yõu said äbovë?
     
  5. Gahars
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    Bioware joins the fray:

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  6. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    This thread made me hungry, so after I grab some burgers and fries for lunch I'll read through everything in depth.
     
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  8. ComeTurismO

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    Seems like internet world war 1 is coming
     
  9. Quietlyawesome94

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    Pretty much. I'm loving every second of it too, I wonder where this will go.
     
  10. raulpica

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    Really? I wonder what the heck reddit cares about Zoe Quinn?

    And 4chan protecting a female "gamer/programmer" from the insults of its members? What's the world coming to?
     
  11. Gahars
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    Karma

    THE FIRE RISES
     
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  12. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    It's up to seven guys now? How many are actually confirmed?
     
  13. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Fortunately I don't give enough fucks (no fucks, actually) about Indies to be affected by this in any shape or form.
     
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    What, she didn't offer to fuck any of us hard working Temper Reporters???

    0/10. :angry:
     
  15. Gahars
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    Considering that games journalism as a whole is implicated here, it extends beyond indies. Zoe Quinn, as awful as she is, isn't even the main problem here. The problem is that this sort of practice of underhanded favors is allowed to continue in games journalism.

    "Well, games journalism is shit. It's always been shit. Who cares?"

    I mean, I don't disagree, but we're talking about major publications with millions of readers. We're talking about publications with pull and influence on developers and publishers. That power has been used to promote and attack games/series, and it's all too obvious that there are no ethical standards in place whatsoever. Ignore the indies and the personal drama, that has to be a little concerning.
     
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  16. Foxi4

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    Here's the thing. So-called "real journalism" has long since been sectioned into reliable sources of news (Reuters, for instance) and non-reliable sources of news, such as Chat! Magazine. Video game journalism is yet to be sectioned along these lines, so that we have a clear distinction between what's a The Times equivalent and what's a The Sun equivalent. Anywho, if someone lacks journalistic integrity, said person should be ostracized by the readers/viewers and the industry alike and removed from the "trust circle" - it's as simple as that. Stop visiting content created by those affected by the journalistic leprosy and they'll have to leave, like it or not, as they will become expendable.
     
  17. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    Isn't this a serious discussion topic?
     
  18. Foxi4

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    Five (or more!) weiners pickled in one bun is anything but serious, it has passed the point at which it can be treated as anything other than a circus act. :tpi:
     
  19. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    I see. Well we can still have discussion in the EoF anyway, circus act or not.
     
  20. CompassNorth

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    You're right, clearly the focus here is that gamers hate women.
     
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