I’ve written a bit about my experiences in gaming and how they protect and serve the interests of abusers, rapists, and other sociopaths this is an interesting read about one of those companies Giant Bomb.
Here’s some lighter & fun facts about Gaming Media quoted from a journalist:
“I work for Reuters. I’m a journalist in the media business.
Back in 2008, I sat in a conference and reviewed some proposals to integrate news sources focused on electronic gaming into our RSS service as niche content providers.
We considered IGN, Gamespot, and a few other syndicated online info feeds.
Now, in order to white label a source as affiliated with Reuters, you need to run through a checklist of ~100 items that are necessary for journalistic integrity. The source and its organization has to score at least a 60 out of 100 for it to be considered fair and unbiased.
These tests are carried out by senior journalists, editors, and investigators.
NONE of the gaming publications scored higher than a 15. For reference, the National Enquirer scored a 38 and the MSNBC blogosphere scored 44.
Some failures included:
– Economic ties with publishers
– Acceptance of favors
– 0% of staff held journalism degree
– Very small percentage worked in other major publications
– No real editing process
– No accountability
tl;dr: Gaming “journalism” is a joke and the laughingstock of reporting media. Continue to read these publications if you want, but assume that everything you read is biased or an outright lie.”
In a study it was found many game writers are in fact illiterate, with the best having approximately a 4th Grade reading and writing comprehension level
Giant bomb staff[and more Gaming journalists than I can count] have been alleged to send nude photos to underage minors.