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Old 01-29-2015, 09:02 PM   #21
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Also, 3,000 dead babies A DAY isn't a choice, buddy. It's DEAD BABIES.
Very true, each with their own unique human DNA. And thankfully the country is slowly starting to see this for what it is.
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:40 PM   #22
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Milo strikes me as an asshole that I would love to have a beer with. I don't agree with everything he says, but I think he knows he's an asshole and loves it. I really enjoyed seeing him dig up filth on Polygon and Kotaku. Clearly they can dish out but not take it.

I hope he targets Ben Kuchera again. That douche nozzle needs another dose of his own medicine.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:28 PM   #23
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Agreed. In most cases they don't know any more than the comments section folks do, and in some cases they know even LESS than people who just comment.
Usually these so called jouranlists know next to nothing about games. Why do you think they majored in English?
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:49 AM   #24
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I prefer written reviews. I can read it at my leisure, won't be bombarded by a bunch of "wacky personalities", and I can skim it faster than I can "skim" through a 30 minute review video.

Then again, I am posting this here and not on Youtube, so I guess I am biased to written words compared to videos alredy.
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:06 AM   #25
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I've got to say I'm down with the written word. In so many cases I'm not in an environment that allows for audio, so print is the only way to go.
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:13 AM   #26
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As a former journalist in the game industry, I'll say it again:

Most of the game "journalism" industry was made up of gamers with zero journalism training. It was mostly just a bunch of people who wanted to write about games, but had no education in journalism ethics, media law, or just basic journalistic writing.

The best journalists in the industry typically worked at a newspaper before going into this very specific niche. The rest basically just regurgitated press releases.
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:14 PM   #27
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It's official now, AOL is closing down Joystiq. It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:25 PM   #28
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As a former journalist in the game industry, I'll say it again:

Most of the game "journalism" industry was made up of gamers with zero journalism training. It was mostly just a bunch of people who wanted to write about games, but had no education in journalism ethics, media law, or just basic journalistic writing.
So what happened? Did they sell out?
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:55 PM   #29
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So what happened? Did they sell out?
There was nothing to sell out. They were already bought and paid for.

A sellout is typically faithful to an ideal, etc. These guys just didn't know any better. PR reps were often young and attractive women with bubbly voices who talked to you like they were your best friend. To be sure, that's their job....and it's the journalist's job not to be taken in by it.

I was fortunate to be at a great little trade publication (and after that the now-defunct Gamers.com) and had a great editor who bought none of it. He was a great mentor to me.
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When was this?
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