kill yourself and rot
what possible news item in the world of video games could matter enough to be worth proper journalism? why wouldn’t games journalism be unprofessional, frivolous, and inane? games are frivolous and inane
“”I work for Reuters. I’m a journalist in the media business. Back in 2008, I sat in a conference and reviewed some proposals to integrate news sources focused on electronic gaming into our RSS service as niche content providers. We considered IGN, Gamespot, and a few other syndicated online info feeds. Now, in order to white label a source as affiliated with Reuters, you need to run through a checklist of ~100 items that are necessary for journalistic integrity. The source and its organization has to score at least a 60 out of 100 for it to be considered fair and unbiased. These tests are carried out by senior journalists, editors, and investigators. NONE of the gaming publications scored higher than a 15. For reference, the National Enquirer scored a 38 and the MSNBC blogosphere scored 44. Some failures included: - Economic ties with publishers - Acceptance of favors - 0% of staff held journalism degree - Very small percentage worked in other major publications - No real editing process - No accountability tl;dr: Gaming “journalism” is a joke and the laughingstock of reporting media. Continue to read these publications if you want, but assume that everything you read is biased or an outright lie.””
— Gaming news is officially worse than supermarket tabloids folks. Let that sink in for a while. These people are are several steps below “IS BRAD PITT CHEATING ON ANGELINA???” (via bonglorio)
i will never ever understand this thing gamer people have about games journalism, all comparing it to real journalism all the time and shit, all shocked that journalism about things that actually matter is held to higher standards of rigor an integrity than journalism about toys
what do y’all want from an article about a toy, my dudes?
I would like to have a larger web presence only so that people would ask me my opinion on something just out of curiosity. This is my self indulgent fantasy.
#5694: into everything somehow
"It’s like a third nipple that’s buried in the vagina, right?"
- Somebody trying to find out what a clitoris is