I honestly don't know why people still go to sites like IGN and Gamespot. They're typically super late on news, they've become overtly political, they talk down to their audience, and they're not nearly as knowledgeable as they claim to be.
Another plague, which should be exterminated.I find “influencers “ to be pretty shameless in their antics, it’s all self interest.
I don't like YongYea...
Many years ago, and I can't remember where I read it, but there was an article on some mainstream gaming site (might have been Kotaku) that talked about the experiences of women and how they felt as gaming journalists. I think two of the women said that they felt afraid in conferences when they had to ask a question.No.
Because it is not about games anymore, it is about how big BOOBS the "reviewer" have or what kind of minority of minority they represent or about their retarded political agendas that dont have anything to do with the game.
Maybe it is caused more because of video reviews, because before reviewer were just faceless or small face on the pages of a magazine, now it is more of some asshole acting 10000000 emotions/s to gain views and if they are a woman they must be half naked.
If the sexuality of reviewer and their political agenda is more important than the game, their review is less meaningful than counting dog shits on the side walk and rating games by that.
Dog shits are at least somewhat real thing, unlike these imaginary problems of main character not being fat trans male-to-dog-thing.
Games (and movies/any media) is form of art and if reviewer cant separate their personal characteristics and views from that, they arent suitable for the job
I think this is a major problem... in that games journalism is so reliant on ad revenue. And very few gamers are prepared to pay subscription charges for what could potentially be quality journalism.Games journalism has become largely redundant as anything useful to the average gamer, because it has become so reliant on the goodwill and support of the games industry.
At some point, a collective effort should have been made to distance gaming journalism outlets from accepting any gifts, back handers or favours from the very people they are meant to be reviewing. This did not happen.
Eurogamer have become like this... They were pretty good about 10 years ago. Now, not so much.I honestly don't know why people still go to sites like IGN and Gamespot. They're typically super late on news, they've become overtly political, they talk down to their audience, and they're not nearly as knowledgeable as they claim to be.
I think this is a major problem... in that games journalism is so reliant on ad revenue. And very few gamers are prepared to pay subscription charges for what could potentially be quality journalism.
Time is money. And if journalists aren't being paid, then the vast majority of good journalists will end up leaving for other professions. Which therefore will result in an worse talent pool.
If gamers aren't prepared to pay for quality journalism, and if the only way journalists can make money is by cozying up to the industry, is it any surprise that the overall caliber of quality journalism will suffer?
I think there needs to be a shift in attitudes and spending. Quality journalism should be paid for. And more sites should make an effort to promote subscriptions as a form of funding.
Eurogamer have become like this... They were pretty good about 10 years ago. Now, not so much.
There's websites like Substack that allow people to pay a subscription charge to their favorite writers.I would happily pay money for a digital gaming review mag that made a point of keeping away from games company money, ignored the vagaries and stupidities of the politics around gaming culture, offered demos and other freebies, and set an upbeat, well written and attractive tone.
Basically what we had years ago in paper.
I fucking loathe gaming media today. It is full of shills and idiots who were never gamers to begin with but activists wanting to espouse their bullshit beliefs onto us gamers.
I would challenge ANY of those fuckers to 1 game of Mega Man 3 on the NES and see if they could beat that game. I doubt 80% of these morons even know what Mega Man 3 is! And before any of you start having a go at me cause I'm saying if you can't beat Mega Man 3 you can't be a gamer, that isn't what I'm saying. I just pulled that game cause it's one of my favs. But take almost any NES game- Battletoads. Terminator 2. Alien 3. ANYTHING! I don't care the game or console but before gaming became all about tying to appease the "minority".... These idiots wouldn't know any game unless they were paid to promote it. Journo's like Colin Moriarty are a long dead breed.
Lol, the outrage chaser? His content is terrible. His reviews are decent, but his outrage videos are just reading other ppl outrage without doing his own homework to make sure the outrage is acurate or not, and some of the times is not even acurate.
Yeah you can see how Battlefield 2042 came out in October 2021 and yet (for example) jackfrags didn't really say anything negative until loooooong after the game came out (and he probably got his paycheck from EA). There's no way he wasn't already playing/playtesting it. He would've known. I guess he may have been under NDA or some sort of contract where he wasn't allowed to say anything negative but yeah all the same thing, no excuse he chose to sign those agreements.Unfortunately, your description of traditional media can be increasingly applied to YouTubers. They’re essentially PR and marketing departments for gaming companies, but without health benefits or 401k/pension.
100% agree.If you have brains/taste, the only 'gaming media' you should ever take seriously when deciding whether to purchase something is a no-commentary let's play. Just footage of the game, without some fuckhead inserting themselves over the top.
Gaming 'journalists', Youtubers, Twitch streamers, and any kind of e-celebrity can go die in a fucking fire.
Re-read what I said smart ass. I said I don't care the console or games. These people aren't real gamers was my whole purpose, but go ahead and find whatever meaning you want from it.If I beat Megaman 1, 2, 3 Ninja Gaiden 1,2,3 on the NES... Then am I a real gamer?
The objective that I said in the paragraph is that we are better than those analysts.Re-read what I said smart ass. I said I don't care the console or games. These people aren't real gamers was my whole purpose, but go ahead and find whatever meaning you want from it.
Unfortunately, your description of traditional media can be increasingly applied to YouTubers. They’re essentially PR and marketing departments for gaming companies, but without health benefits or 401k/pension.
You're talking about massive companies in general, right?No, in fact it hurt it tremendously. Everything is phoned in even the fake outrage over every trivial political opinion. Once something turns from a passion into a formula all hope is lost.
LMAO.Kotaku is pretty great! They made me realize that I as a white male am the sole reason games are extremely problematic.
Kotaku is such fucking garbage. They doubled, then tripled, down on their massively shitty political opinions. Their writers think they're so smart, too -- they have this supremely annoying snarky tone, all the time -- but that self deception is likely due to the neverending activity of them smelling their own farts.
ONE positive thing I'll say is that I'll always be thankful to classic (circa 2012-2013) Kotaku for being the reason I found GAF in the first place.