Does anyone else think this article reads a little weird? There are some awkward sentences. Not trying to rag on Patrick at all, but I think an editor or proofreader would improve these stories.
That being said, Giant Bomb is the only place I go for any news, I don't need the stories hot off the press. I just want them accurate.
I already pinged Patrick a PM, I'm sure he will fix the grammar mistakes. I'm sure he's used to it by now :P
With all due respect, I don't believe it's the community's responsibility to proof read all Patrick's articles. There are also plenty of free tools out there to help people with this stuff anyway. Is he just too proud/blind to use any of them? This part felt especially weird to me:
Still, a little caution--we had to wait less than two hours--would have some headaches. Now, I'm faced with running stories like this, in which I have to consider publishing a news story to disprove a non-story?!
I believe that since Dan is the "Senior Editor", he's the one that should be proofreading all the articles, but Patrick is also considered the "Senior News Editor". So their positions may be equal. However, this also means that Patrick is actually the one that should be checking everyone else's news articles. A prospect that terrifies me.
If Giantbomb is the only place you go for news then I would be a bit concerned, especially if accuracy is important.
Edit: The whole article also seems like a critique on "gaming journalism news reporting", which makes it feel a bit vain and condescending.
You really need to relax....