If shit like this http://www.giantbomb.com/stardock-corporation/3010-1064/forums/stardock-embroiled-in-clashing-lawsuits-story-only-559660/#291, especially the conversation around it is fine, then everything that happened last week should have also been a fine topic of discussion, but it wasn't even allowed to happen and that's fucking bullshit.
That link right there is petty much a smoking gun regarding the hypocrisy of game journalism today.
Yeah, sadly true. That's some "who's fucking who and who's getting fat" journalism right there.
Wow, just wow.
I'm not sure if this has been covered already but no, that's not really the same thing. In the case of Stardock story, there were actual lawsuits filed. All this recent garbage has been pure gossip, which has been proved false, by the way.
yup, both suits were ultimately dismissed I believe.
That incident was a matter of public record, certainly fair game for news.
I think you guys are thinking about the wrong thing here. I don't think many care about or want coverage and investigation w/r/t details of hearsay and rumor. There are, however, things that are public record that the gaming press refuses (refused?) to cover because they tangentially relate to a crusade unjustly perpetuated by a group of internet trolls against a colleague and friend. They won't talk about it because "professionalism," but they are happy to drag in lower forms of sensationalist tripe when it suits them.
As the original post said, things that happened in the last week should be fair discussion. If a figure in an industry is accused of something and those accusations are totally baseless, yet those accusations result in a series of events, actions, and disclosures that generate a lot of discussion then those repercussions and responses deserve to be talked about and accounted for, and they can be addressed in a way that does not acknowledge the splenetic accusations that started the whole mess. After all, more has been written about less, like the article linked to above with commentary ect.