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#1 Posted by flyinghyanus (4 posts) -

Here's an interesting video by Instig8iveJournalism I've found. He exposes the hypocrisy and corruption of video game journalism.

#2 Posted by flyinghyanus (4 posts) -

Aw, come on gamers. At least give one post.

#3 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@flyinghyanus:  If you don't want the thread locked for consisting of nothing more than a video, hit the Edit button on the bottom right and tell us what the video is about and what you think of it. Jump start a discussion, don't wait for us to get one going.
#4 Edited by connerthekewlkid (1832 posts) -

there is almost no such thing as a "paid review" it is just something people say when they see a game they think should get a lower score.

EDIT: if you look on this guys channel its just a giant mass effect 3 troll account.

#5 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5255 posts) -

@connerthekewlkid said:

there is almost no such thing as a "paid review" it is just something people say when they see a game they think should get a lower score.

#6 Posted by MrBoBo (102 posts) -

The gamers are too blame. Just like they are to blame for Call Of Dutys huge sales and generic sequel 69.

#7 Edited by CptBedlam (4451 posts) -

@connerthekewlkid said:

there is almost no such thing as a "paid review" it is just something people say when they see a game they think should get a lower score.

I suggest you watch the video. Of course there are no suitcases full of money etc. but there's definitely shady stuff going on in the industry.

@flyinghyanus: Surprisingly good video but as others have said: youtube spam is against the rules.

#8 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1832 posts) -

@CptBedlam: and it doesnt help that all the guys other videos are trolling mass effect 3

#9 Posted by Demoskinos (14823 posts) -

God this notion that everyone in the games enthusiast press is a money hat is fucking old and tired. Give it up already.

#10 Edited by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

@MrBoBo said:

The gamers are too blame. Just like they are to blame for Call Of Dutys huge sales and generic sequel 69.

I agree and this is an excellent point. Did that heavy fellow who was fired from gamespot for not obeying "the man" really make much of a diffrence even though many gamers know about it? No.

I'm willing to bet 99% of the people on gamespot still happily went to gamespot. In fact, i'm willing to bet it actually increased traffic both in the short term and long turn. People talk the talk but when it comes to any form of actually doing anything they become vegetative docile sheep. Publishers and gaming websites can do as they please and nobody really cares enough to do anything about it.

#11 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

You know what I want out of my serious stories? Titles that sound like a bad GameTrailers review.

#12 Posted by CptBedlam (4451 posts) -

@connerthekewlkid: Maybe, I never played ME3 but as I understand, a lot of people were pretty unsatisfied with it. Nevertheless, this particular video is fine.

#13 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1832 posts) -

this is the pinnacle of some guy breaking because mass effect 3 got good scores. now he thinks that everyone in the industry( except Yahtzee apparently) get $100 dollar bills attached to their review copys.

#14 Edited by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

Regarding the video at 08: 24

This is not a difficult qeastion, the people pirating do it in millions and it effects sales regardless of game quility. The reviewers are about a dozen or so people. The reviewer is sent an early review copy to advise people who will be buying it. This part of the video is very stupid I find. The pretentious metal gear solid nonsense didn't help either.

#15 Posted by Demoskinos (14823 posts) -

@connerthekewlkid: The "conspiracy" theory mindset that it seems a majority of forum going gamers have is absolutely absurd. They speak out their ass about things they know nothing about like they are experts.

#16 Edited by mercutio123 (471 posts) -

He kept flashing up user reviews in that video as if that was something significant, showing MW3 and Dragon Age 2, users tend to be much harsher in their reviews and fanboys will like to upset scores on metacritic etc. especially in the cases of a Call Of Duty game because the hate train is so much fun to be on. I thought the video was alright but when he talks about all the hype around games colouring peoples expectations and then reviews, he flashes up a bunch of sequels, it's impossible to judge a sequel based purely on its own merits because you know..... IT'S A SEQUEL. And when he was talking about Jeff...... didn't Jeff explicitly say that was a Gamespot ownership problem and not an Eidos problem?? I could be wrong...

#17 Posted by Gamer_152 (14077 posts) -

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#18 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1832 posts) -

@Demoskinos: this may be personal opinion but some stuff mad me angry because there's no way he could prove it like the old republic having a good launch there's no way he knows wither it did bad or not