PHJF wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 12:45:
Corrupt news media =/= corrupt video game reviews
News media has an obligation to accurately report content and provide context. The Fourth Estate is critical to functional democracy. Knowing whether The Sims 4 is good or not without playing it oneself? Not so much.
Really? So when both are corrupt, and no one cares on either issue. And they're telling you what you should believe--instead of giving you the information, and letting you make your own decision it's not a problem?
After all, that obligation in broadcast/print doesn't seem to exist anymore than it does in gaming journalism(I should edit in here as well, that the last study done on this showed that ~13% of people trusted them. The majority of that group was aged 50+). That functioning fourth estate, it's full of exactly the same types of people that are in gaming journalism and telling you "what you should believe." Especially that your "particular views, on game x,y,z" are misogynist, racist, and bigoted. The same way that in broadcast/print they're telling you that failing to follow their narrative you're a misogynist, racist and a bigot. The fourth estate died when journalists walked away from reporting news, and started creating news. Doesn't that sound familiar? In gaming we have the various individuals who walked away from editorials and reviews, and started creating click-bait, while telling you "you're a horrible person" because your views don't equal theirs.
I'll toss these in for the in-general reading/listening pleasure of people.http://imgur.com/Tp3IRenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e78JRIHRjC0This comment was edited on Sep 9, 2014, 12:59.
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