of Gawker says ... Well, just look below and read it for yourself. He's upset that people who buy and play video games would dare call into question the ethics of video game "journalists" when they knowingly lie to everyone about how good a game allegedly is because the developer paid them. This sort of thing used to happen in film until customers wouldn't take it anymore. It used to happen with books, and there is even still a bit of that going on but for the most part if a reporter gives too high a review for a book there could a be huge backlash from readers and that reviewer's days are numbered.
Video game journalist have had an easy ride. They can review games without having played the game, seen the game, or even knowing what platform the game is going to be released to. In fact, they can review a game without even sitting down at the keyboard to type it out. They just copy and paste the often pre-written fluff review the developer wants put out there into the article under their own name and hit publish. How does the game handle? How are the controls? Is it boring? Is it fun? Does it make you think? Was there anything lacking? Game reviews can't talk about those things because it might hurt sales. Why do you think nearly every big title gets 4.8 out of 5 even if the game completely sucks.
I am not an ATM for game development companies.
And they wonder why so many gamers feel the need to torrent a free copy of the game first and play it for about an hour before they decide to go to Steam to actually purchase it. We know we can't trust what the people being paid to review the game have to say. We've known for a long time and we've given them so many years to finally get their act together. We've had to move to independent game reviewers on Youtube to give us the real deal but the dev companies will pull the videos claiming copyright even though review is both true Free Speech and Fair Use.
Then there's this guy, Sam Biddle, who apparently believes that violence is the proper response to give someone who wants more honesty and transparency from the people who claim to be reliable news outlets about gaming.
This guy should be fired. The feds should look into him and link him to anyone attacking gamers, nerds, or any other minority. His name might as well be Darren Wilson. I just bet owns a gun. Just look at him. He's some privileged white guy who likely never had to actually do any real work in his life and doesn't know how it feels when a black guy who works minimum wage (because that is all racist white guys like Sam Biddle will pay black people) spends $50 on a game and they need that game to be their ONE luxury in life, and only bought the game because they trusted some scumbag like Sam Biddle to review the game accurately, only to discover that the game is a smoking pile of garbage that wasn't worth the plastic used to make the disk.
Sam Biddle is the reason black people continue to suffer in America and America will never really be rid of the race problem until we deal with people like him. He should lose his job. He should be shunned in society. He should be investigated and if any violence happens because he posted this then he should go to JAIL. Free speech does NOT allow you to say things that put other people in danger. That's why you can't yell "fire" if there is none.
Everyone who cares about ending ijime, or bullying forever should boycott Gawker, the shameful company that employs this bottom dweller, and any advertisers they have.
Now watch how fast I get bullied for standing up for the little guy.