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Total Biscuit - Why you shouldn't be excited - A look at games media's role in hype. Thanks Ant via HARDOCP.
TotalBiscuit brings you a discussion video on the games media's involvement in hype campaigns for unreleased or in-development titles and the negative impact it has on the industry.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Videogames Are For Everybody. Thanks nin.
There has been criticism, too, which has resulted in gamers claiming that we hate them. We don’t hate gamers. We are gamers. Numerous (often offensive and widely incoherent) attempts to provoke controversy and scandal about the relationship between game developers and the games press have resulted in some people saying that RPS should be destroyed. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we disagree with that proposition, and we’ll explain why we disagree in this article.

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jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 15:44:
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True enough I guess, but consider that PC Gamer, Computer Gaming Magazine, Computer Gaming World and other print mags were able to put out enjoyable magazines for years (I have stacks of old ones I can't bring myself to throw out) without resorting to "Waaah, Misogyny!" and "You gamers suck!" at all. Things are far worse now that online gaming media is the order of the day; maybe people expect gaming media to be about, ya know, GAMES!

1. CGW did put out an article castigating the racism inherent in the original Shadow Warrior.

2. Longer lead times allowed print magazines to ignore flareups or handle them more indirectly than today's instant communication world.

3. There was less transparency than today, so if a dev was banging a jounalist, you'd have no idea.

4. Mags like CGW had journalistic integrity rules in place like: we only review finished games, not reviewer previews, etc.

1) Yep I remember. And I think CGM published an editorial lambasting a racist mod made for Doom I think it was. 2 or 3 articles does not a crusade make. They said their piece and moved on. More importantly, they didnt purposely offend their readers by calling them too stupid to "get it" if they didn't see the big deal.

2) The smart person would handle flare-ups the same way instead of poorly thought out, rash knee-jerk reactions.

3) There's no transparency today either; there are just more avenues for whistleblowers to bring the truth to the masses. I don't know, maybe sometimes ignorance IS bliss.

4) Hey, I thought we were disagreeing here?
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