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Capitan wrote on Jul 9, 2024, 00:12:
Beamer wrote on Jul 8, 2024, 21:06:
Enthusiast sites can't really check facts, though. Employees who talk to them will get fired, so they only do so under certain circumstances. Unannounced games don't count. No one is risking their career to tell some website about an unannounced game, especially in this environment.

I feel like people frequently have very unrealistic expectations for enthusiast media, who largely can only get information from official sources.

Well... We can turn it around. What is journalism worth if they don't check the facts? If they don't, the "journalists" become a bunch of influencers instead..

I mean, they're not really journalists? They're enthusiast media. They cover release dates and cheat codes and the like.

You're the one using the term, and putting weight into it. And also getting really angry over a rumor not panning out

I have no clue how some of you think they'd validate a rumor. If you were an employee of a company in an industry that has been doing massive layoffs, would you violate your NDA and risk being fired for cause to validate a rumor anonymously? Do you think anyone not under NDA would know about a game in development?

Video game sites, and magazines prior, have always has rumor mill sections. They don't always pan out, because they're never anything with hard evidence and frequently made via conjecture. Would you rather everything you read be 100% accurate? That's impossible, in literally any category. Someone's reporting on a movie won't be. Someone reporting on a car accident won't be. But even more, in games, something announced may get canceled. Something revealed may get denied than actually revealed months later. A feature in a preview may not make it to the game. These are the risks of enthusiast media. It's basically this, or exclusively reviews that come out after a game is released (and may not be accurate a week later due to patching.) No news, no previews, no announcements, no rumors.
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Just as well. The development of the original La Noire, while not as publicized a shit show as Anthem, it was still a shit show. Let it die lest the mean and abusive McNamara come back.
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Re: Rumor Mill
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Beamer wrote on Jul 8, 2024, 21:06:
Enthusiast sites can't really check facts, though. Employees who talk to them will get fired, so they only do so under certain circumstances. Unannounced games don't count. No one is risking their career to tell some website about an unannounced game, especially in this environment.

I feel like people frequently have very unrealistic expectations for enthusiast media, who largely can only get information from official sources.

Well... We can turn it around. What is journalism worth if they don't check the facts? If they don't, the "journalists" become a bunch of influencers instead..
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Jul 8, 2024, 21:06
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The_Pink_Tiger wrote on Jul 8, 2024, 20:43:
There are two things I take away from this update:

Gaming Journalism Website: Sorry for not checking up on the facts before we posted our story, everyone, but thanks for all the ad-imprints you sent our way.

Rockstar: Everyone is excited about a potential sequel to LA Noir, so let's definitely not do it!

Enthusiast sites can't really check facts, though. Employees who talk to them will get fired, so they only do so under certain circumstances. Unannounced games don't count. No one is risking their career to tell some website about an unannounced game, especially in this environment.

I feel like people frequently have very unrealistic expectations for enthusiast media, who largely can only get information from official sources.
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Jul 8, 2024, 20:43
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Jul 8, 2024, 20:43
 
There are two things I take away from this update:

Gaming Journalism Website: Sorry for not checking up on the facts before we posted our story, everyone, but thanks for all the ad-imprints you sent our way.

Rockstar: Everyone is excited about a potential sequel to LA Noir, so let's definitely not do it!

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