• tomtomthepirate posted a message in the forum topic Disclosure of Kickstarter and Patreon backings.. on the General Discussion board

    If you take a glance over at Twitter its pretty safe to say most game "journalists" not only don't want to have a discussion about following the same journalistic guidelines every other industry does...

  • tomtomthepirate posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 08/25/2014. on the General Discussion board

    @roadshell: Part of the concerns surrounding all of this cuts right to core of how games journalism works. Take Cliffy B's tweet about how people in the service industry have sex with each other all ...

  • tomtomthepirate posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 08/25/2014. on the General Discussion board

    Well gee, the producer and director of this game were both male but the programer and lead art designer were female, both a man and a woman composed the music... I'm confused as to whether or not I n...

  • tomtomthepirate posted a message in the forum topic What Happened This Week?!. on the Off-Topic board

    @octaslash: Because there aren't any feminists in any other medium that people could be critical of / horrible to. Sounds legit.

  • tomtomthepirate posted a message in the forum topic What Happened This Week?!. on the Off-Topic board

    My take from this is sadly that video game journalists aren't really journalists, at least not in the traditional sense. Information pieces posted here and other sites read like colorful opinion piece...

  • tomtomthepirate posted a message in the forum topic What Happened This Week?!. on the Off-Topic board

    Games journalism got called out for being unprofessional in how it handles personal relationships after decades of being immune to such criticism. Game journalists have an absolute meltdown on twitter...

  • tomtomthepirate posted a message on the post Bombin' the A.M. With Scoops and the Wolf: 08/22/2014.

    The thing that gets me about this whole situation is something that has bothered me for some time now. When Giant Bomb was following the development of Bastion they went out of their way to make sure...

  • tomtomthepirate posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 08/18/2014. on the General Discussion board

    @iragequit: Now that everyone is so hyper aware of journalists and how close they are with certain sects of the indie game community I can't wait until something non sexual or at least non female rel...

  • tomtomthepirate posted a message on the post A New Adventure Time Game Is Coming This Fall.

    Super Jumping Finn is a great 5 minutes on the toilet game.

  • tomtomthepirate posted a message on the post Unprofessional Fridays: 05/23/2014.

    You know what I realized? With Vinny gone Drew isn't going to be able to swap out with anyone and will be stuck behind the scenes producing this kind of content more often. Goddamnit.

  • tomtomthepirate posted a message on the post Nintendo Promises Future Tomodachi Games Will Be More "Inclusive".

    @viciousreiven: After taking the time to trace this shitstorm all the way back to the beginning I'm realizing the real problem here was an irresponsible gaming press sensationalizing all of this. Pat...

  • tomtomthepirate posted a message on the post Nintendo Promises Future Tomodachi Games Will Be More "Inclusive".

    @dudeglove: They probably were listening to their audience. Considering the LGBT community is estimated to be at best in the 3-4% range here in the US. Unless Nintendo attracts an abnormally high per...

  • tomtomthepirate posted a message on the post Nintendo Promises Future Tomodachi Games Will Be More "Inclusive".

    Just like that goddamn Mass Effect ending...Games truly aren't art when your audience demands that you change your vision and you have to feel compelled to comply. I pretty much guarantee Nintendo ar...