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Ars Technica - Analysis: Kotaku, blacklisting, and the independence of the gaming press.
"Since Kotaku published the blacklisting details, many journalists and readers have cheered the site for asserting its independence and arguing that publishers should be less reactionary over a few stories they weren’t able to control.

More and more, though, I’ve seen people making the kinds of arguments discussed above. They're not especially sympathetic to Kotaku's argument that publishers are trying to 'hamper independent reporting in pursuit of a status quo in which video game journalists are little more than malleable, servile arms of a corporate sales apparatus'."

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34. Re: Op Ed Nov 24, 2015, 02:56 InBlack
 
mag wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 22:54:
Beamer wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 14:30:
Creston wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 01:27:
They're not especially sympathetic to Kotaku's argument that publishers are trying to 'hamper independent reporting in pursuit of a status quo in which video game journalists are little more than malleable, servile arms of a corporate sales apparatus'."

Oh noes. They're not sympathetic to that? I WONDER WHY??!

(hint, Ars: Maybe it's because for 15+ years, you game "journalists" have been sucking publisher dick and regurgitating press releases rather than do anything that could even remotely be construed as actual journalism.)

So no, no sympathy. Fuck that. Kotaku have been some of the worst publisher mouthpieces, and now because they've published like two articles that "revealed" something (and please, half the fucking world knew the next Fallout was going to be set in Boston, as early as like 2011), all of a sudden they're the Champions of Gaming? Fuck Kotaku.


Lol, from the Kotaku article:

They will claim we are “hurting video games,” and, as so many do, mistake the job of entertainment reporting for the mandate to hype entertainment products.

Oh pot, you and kettle, always at it.

The problem is, Bethesda is angry at Kotaku for, you know, doing actual journalism. Finding out about games in development is actual journalism.

Kotaku sucks, but the reason Bethesda is angry at them is because they did the exact thing people keep asking them to do.

It's not respectable journalism. They're not doing anything to serve the public interest. Details of unannounced games isn't really a need-to-know thing. It's on the level of photographing celebrities in their bathing suits.

Yeah, you get your temporary spike in clicks, but of course that's going to get you shitlisted. DUH.

Bullshit Mag, if a gaming news site or magazine finds out that one of the most potentially popular upcoming releases has absolute shit for content, then that is exactly what I as an avid gamer and consumer want to know, thank you very much. That is the definition of making a scoop, so to say.

If that is not respectable journalism to you, then you have no fucking idea what journalism is.
 
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