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Re: Corruption In Gaming Journalism: The Quinnspiracy

Postby dandymcgee on Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:56 pm

Accy wrote:I don't give a fuck about any of the sites in question. The issue is that their preconceived ideas of what games are can affect actual game developers. The game Divinity: Original Sin really suffered because of them. And I think you can imagine how many companies won't want a site with 20+ million visitors to talk shit about them, and will do whatever they say.

I completely agree with this statement, but you have to realize this is *not* specific to game development in any way. Most mainstream media channels cover bullshit stories and impart preconceived ideas on the general, ignorant public. It's a serious problem and always has been.
This is the exact reason I choose to go elsewhere for my news, reviews, and opinion pieces.

You basically have two choices:
1) Develop the game you want to develop but accept the fact that MANY people won't like everything about it, some will straight up hate it, and others will just not give a shit about it. (Antichamber)
2) Develop a game for the masses, profit wildly, but the accept the fact your idea has been so bastardized for the mainstream audience it's hardly recognizable. (FarmVille)

The third option is not an option you can choose, but rather something that just happens out of pure, shit luck: develop the game you love AND the world ends up loving as well (Minecraft)

There's always going to be someone to shit all over your hard work. At the end of the day, you need only ask yourself where you want your allegiances to lie: money or pride.
Sometimes pride brings money (Minecraft),
Sometimes money brings pride (Zynga is probably proud of their hugely profitable empire of shitty games),
but if I only get to choose one, I'd rather have pride.
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Re: Corruption In Gaming Journalism: The Quinnspiracy

Postby Benjamin100 on Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:26 am

Ha! Here's a new pic from Falco;
http://instagram.com/p/ttelJ2smlR/
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Re: Corruption In Gaming Journalism: The Quinnspiracy

Postby superLED on Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:32 am

Benjamin100 wrote:Ha! Here's a new pic from Falco;
http://instagram.com/p/ttelJ2smlR/

I hope that photo is photoshopped.
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Re: Corruption In Gaming Journalism: The Quinnspiracy

Postby Accy on Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:34 pm

Benjamin100 wrote:Ha! Here's a new pic from Falco;
http://instagram.com/p/ttelJ2smlR/

S-so... did he get laid?
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Re: Corruption In Gaming Journalism: The Quinnspiracy

Postby dandymcgee on Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:07 pm

Accy wrote:
Benjamin100 wrote:Ha! Here's a new pic from Falco;
http://instagram.com/p/ttelJ2smlR/

S-so... did he get laid?

Unless she got hired by Kotaku does it even matter?
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Re: Corruption In Gaming Journalism: The Quinnspiracy

Postby Falco Girgis on Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:22 pm

Uh, so after partying down with Zoe Quinn over the weekend...

She's a really nice girl. She's also a knowledgeable developer. Maybe she did bad things. Maybe she didn't. I don't know, and I honestly don't give a shit. I'm a gamer, and I want to hear about games on gaming sites, not sensationalist bullshit for people looking to stir up controversy.

We talked about shit that actually mattered... Y'know... games, game development, Dreamcast, 3D0, writing, design...

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Re: Corruption In Gaming Journalism: The Quinnspiracy

Postby Imrooniel on Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:26 am

Holy Mother Theresa on the hood of mercedes benz, Batman! Finally someone logical up in here :D
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Re: Corruption In Gaming Journalism: The Quinnspiracy

Postby Accy on Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:26 pm

Falco Girgis wrote:Uh, so after partying down with Zoe Quinn over the weekend...

She's a really nice girl. She's also a knowledgeable developer. Maybe she did bad things. Maybe she didn't. I don't know, and I honestly don't give a shit. I'm a gamer, and I want to hear about games on gaming sites, not sensationalist bullshit for people looking to stir up controversy.

We talked about shit that actually mattered... Y'know... games, game development, Dreamcast, 3D0, writing, design...

This is pretty much the consensus the whole thing has been at for the past month. Nobody really talks about Zoe Quinn anymore, it's more about the journalism itself that everyone wants gone.

Of course, someone spending more time thinking about gamergate than playing/devving video games is kind of a freak. :|
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