So the recent announcement by E3 that they are opening their doors the video game public has gotten the so-called video game journalistic industry and the social justice warriors up in arms. I wonder why? Could it be that they are realizing that they are becoming irrelevant in the greater scheme of things? The publishers and developers have already started to realize this and started cutting them out of early access to their games, with hilarious knee-jerk reaction from them of course. And to be brutely honest, the only reason publishers and developers dealt with video game journalists was because it was a way of talking to gamers. But with the advent of #Gamergate and the growing rift between gamers and the journalists and their cheap political agenda pushing, the industry has started taking note of this.
Publishers don’t care about video game journalism anymore, they care about their bottom line. If video game journalism had any relevance left it is now officially dead and buried. Game’s journalism has transformed from what used to be a mouthpiece for developers and publishers to talk to us the gamers, into an industry that has turned on gamers and the industry as a whole. Game’s journalism was just a convenient go-between for us the consumer, but they have now outlived their usefulness as an industry and I for one am glad. There been more and more developer using tweets, social media and website forums to talk to and communicate with gamers. And soon the press journalism will be rather irrelevant. And developers have finally figured out that game journalists are not their audience anymore, and I am glad for them!
Their wailing and teeth gnashing makes this all the sweeter. This move by E3 will really help dislodge these self-important idiots and their cancerous influence in the industry. They can cry and moan and throw all the hissy fits they want. I have a long list of YouTubers and bloggers I respect and trust more than supposed trusted outlets like Kotaku and Polygon. Youtubers, Twitch Streamers, and Twitter personalities will now take center stage and this irks the video game journalists to no end. Because now they can’t spin their political lie filled articles anymore, remember gamers are dead and over? I do. Your average gamers know what kind of games they’re interested in, and they definitely know more than your average video game journalist.
If gamers can now attend events like E3, play the demos and look at the developer’s presentations firsthand, and then tell their friends all about it via Blogs, YouTube, Twitter and word of mouth, nobody has to visit places like Kotaku and Polygon. And in doing so robbing these people of their monetized page views for people looking for news about E3. Suddenly, their supposed exclusive privilege, used to draw gamers attention to their websites, would be null and void, and that directly hurts their financial bottom line. I genuinely hope that this move by E3 puts the power back into the hands of gamers and actual gaming industry enthusiasts. The video game industry wants to hear from real gamers because we are essentially the ones reviewing their video games and spending millions on their games, and not the social justice warriors or the video game journalists.
[Editorial Note:] I cannot wait for the next few month as they write article upon articles whining and moaning loudly thinking they will get what they want because they have never really grown the childish behavior of throwing temper tantrums until the industry does as they ask.