In my previous post, I covered all of the salt being produced by the gaming press and media regarding Bethesda’s new “anti-consumer” policy. So I decided to look into the reasons why this is now happening, and why I see this becoming a new trend in the industry. So without any further delay here we go:
- Accusing developers and publishers of sexism, the latest incident? Rockstar Games coming under attack from the gaming press and media after only releasing a teaser image of a silhouette of 5 characters. That is right not even a trailer or any screenshots. Just a single teaser image featuring a couple of unknown people. And of course, the usual suspects are leading the pack like always. The Mary Sue and Jessica Lachenal being one of them.
- Accusing developers and publishers of racism, most recently the gaming press and media accusing the developers of Mafia 3 of racism. Causally “forgetting” that the game takes place in a fictional Southern city in New Orleans in the 1960’s. Fuck being historically accurate, right? And this is not the first time this has happened and most certainly not the last.
- Reviewers and gaming press who do not actually spend time reviewing the game they received from the developers, but instead spend most of their time talking about social issues and politics in their reviews. The latest example of this? PC Gamer James Davenport, who reviewed Shadow Warrior 2 and straight off the bat complained about the dick jokes in the game?
- Reviewers and gaming press who refuse to acknowledge the fact that being able to review a game properly you would actually need to play the game properly and have a basic understanding of the mechanics that go into said game. This shows you that they have a total disregard for the game and an unwillingness to learn anything about the game before showing it off to their viewership. A review is meant to judge a game on all fronts and points, from gameplay to physics to story.
- Sloppy, biased video games reporting that can damage a developer or publishers image/reputation and cost people their jobs, just because the gaming press and media want’s a few extra clicks while being intellectually dishonest about it.
- Insulting your own readership and fan base and treating them like shit. Not to mention gamers around the world, fucken repeatedly without any shame or without being apologetic when you are definitely in the wrong.
So after reading the above, who in their right mind would continue supporting online publications like Kotaku, Polygon, IGN? Why continue giving these people free games when in the process they bite the hand that feeds them? If I was a developer or a publisher and had to deal with this shit on a daily basis, I would tell them to go fuck themselves and buy the game like everyone else. The amount of self-entitled moaning and whining not to mention a total lack of self-awareness is just astounding coming from the gaming press and media.