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#1 Edited by gsquirrelgo (48 posts) -

Boing Boing has a pretty good write up for the debacle here

"Original" piece by Florence here. Eurogamer.net edited it after posting

TL:DR

Rob writes, hey maybe journalists should act like journalists. Game blogger Lauren Wainwright, originally singled out in the Eurogamer peice — since edited away, threatens libel, UK style. Eurogamer issues apology, edits article, curls up in ball in fear. Rob coincidentally leaves Eurogamer, certainly under no pressure at all.

Hooray Journalism!

#2 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Game magazines will never be journalism because of this, he wrote a piece, someone got offended so they took said piece off. Just leave it up FFS.

#3 Posted by Xolare (1284 posts) -

I'm a celebrity, get me out of here.

#4 Posted by Metzo_Paino (318 posts) -

He stepped down I believe, which is different, but the whole thing still stinks.

#5 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

maybe he's set up his own website and that will become really popular, even more popular than eurogamer. then eurogamer will buy that website and they'll be friends again.

#6 Posted by ShaggE (6479 posts) -

Now is the opportunity for him to form Eurobomb.

Really though, that's a damn shame.

#7 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@Metzo_Paino said:

He stepped down I believe, which is different, but the whole thing still stinks.

I'm pretty sure Jeff "officially" stepped down once upon a time.

The only "voluntary stepping down" he did was to pick his boxes of shit off the sidewalk.

#8 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

He is right about people like this woman only doing this for the free stuff. Would of made a great story.

#9 Posted by mordukai (7153 posts) -

Does all this really surprises anyone? We all know journalists receive incentives by publishers. Nothing new. We all remember why this website started.

#10 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

He is right about people like this woman only doing this for the free stuff. Would of made a great story.

Au contrair, this IS a great story.

You have fucking BATTLE LINES being drawn. You're either pro-integrity or pro-scumbag, with pro-scumbag having the advantage of being able to call everybody misogynists.

Shit's great.

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