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#2 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

@mariachimacabre said:

@dreamndayunite said:

@davidmerrick said:

Zoe's ex-boyfriend, the one who started all of this, can be seen coaching in at least one of those screengrabs. He could be in some serious legal trouble when this dies down.

Sounds like he's telling them to be reasonable to get people on their side? Whats wrong with that?

I'd say a game journalist's would be in more hot water than him when this dies down, just look at Jenn Frank.

She left the industry. She wasn't fired. The "smoking gun" against her, that article that didn't mention her friendship with Quinn, originally DID disclose her relationship but her editor didn't think it was necessary. Jenn was harrassed to the point where she no longer wanted to be involved with the medium.

She left because she failed her duty as a journalist, that is, to avoid an enormous conflict of interest. Which was clearly what she didn't too.

Well, considering she asked her editor if it was cool and her editor said "Oh, yeah it's fine." I would say she was probably okay. If anyone failed their duty as a journalist, it was her editor who approved the whole thing.

#3 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

@mariachimacabre said:

4chan's involvement was pretty much a guarantee that that was the case. The vast majority of them are not smart enough to get their point across without looking like completely insane assholes.

If they are doing such a poor job, how did they get Adam baldwin, Boogie2988 etc. on their side?

If you want to have a "Which famous people agree with which side" contest, I guess I would one-up Adam Baldwin with Joss Whedon.

I'm not going to do that, however. Because it's not at all important to the discussion at hand.

#4 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

@davidmerrick said:

Zoe's ex-boyfriend, the one who started all of this, can be seen coaching in at least one of those screengrabs. He could be in some serious legal trouble when this dies down.

Sounds like he's telling them to be reasonable to get people on their side? Whats wrong with that?

I'd say a game journalist's would be in more hot water than him when this dies down, just look at Jenn Frank.

She left the industry. She wasn't fired. The "smoking gun" against her, that article that didn't mention her friendship with Quinn, originally DID disclose her relationship but her editor didn't think it was necessary. Jenn was harrassed to the point where she no longer wanted to be involved with the medium.

#5 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

4chan's involvement was pretty much a guarantee that that was the case. The vast majority of them are not smart enough to get their point across without looking like completely insane assholes.

#6 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

Yep. I bought one. Can't wait to support the original bomb-themed video game website!

#7 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

@jdp83 said:

@mariachimacabre: John Carmack seems excited about it. :)

It's not the Oculus side of things I'm concerned about. It's Samsung.

#8 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

This thing seems like it could be really cool. But it feels more likely that it'll turn out to be a misguided waste of money.

#9 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

Sioux Falls, SD, USA.

#10 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

EA not providing any review codes or copies in time for even a single release day review seems like a pretty calculated move considering all of the negative reactions from fans. My friend who works in the games area of Best Buy told me almost 1/3rd of the people who pre-ordered it (which was a lot of people according to him) have come in trying to return it. Congratulations, EA. You got your money, I guess.