Are We GAMES JOURNALISTS?  - #22

Dude Soup: Are We GAMES JOURNALISTS? - #22

No. We're not Games Journalists. Ugh, that shouldn't even be capitalized.

"Games journalism" makes about as much sense to us as "fishing journalism" or "model train-building journalism" or "D&D journalism"

"OOOH, the 2016 auto-cast fly reels were announced at FishCon!! But some fishers are reporting problems with the Click Drag - can we trust the rod manufacturers to respond What are they hiding UNCOVER THE TRUTH! CLICK DRAG-GATE: TEACH THE CONTROVERSY!!!

See how dumb it is when it's applied to anything else It's dumb. Admit it. It's really, really dumb. And everyone gets angry 5 times a year for dumb, dumb, dumb, things.

But we love dumb.

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Comments (7)

  • tanukivilla FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    By that logic, there should be no journalism of any kind.

    But to answer your original question, no, no one employed by RT is a games journalist. The closest you have is an on-air personality who reads blurbs or aggregates from other secondary or tertiary sources. This isn't a problem at all since RT is not a news site and is instead a a comedy site (with a single fraction of a toenail in the news pool).

  • Powerwolf38 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Joel looks like he wants to kill himself by the end of the anime talk.

  • AriChibi Potato Queen

    2 years ago

    If you're looking for good anime, Lawrence, I recommend Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. It's a slice of life/comedy about a high school boy who writes shoujo manga, the girl who has a crush on him, and their diverse group of friends. I don't want to hype it too much, but this is one I'll be recommending on my deathbed. It's great for casual viewing, and may make you laugh out loud a couple times an episode.

    I watched Qwaser when I was 14, not knowing anything about it. Big Mistake. But I love Toyosaki Aki, so I somehow stuck it out. Big Mistake x2.

  • cml1983 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    The reason that your Anonymous source rumor pieces where removed from N4G is because N4G doesn't allow Anonymous sources n4g.com/user/blogpost/christopher/533458 Also yeah the ddos attacks suck.

  • Caeric An Observer

    2 years ago

    I only learned of you guys with your merger with RoosterTeeth. But I'm pretty keen on your content, and I'm happy to see you guys do proper journalism. And fascinated by the vitriol that gets thrown your way.

    So you've got at least one viewer here that likes to see honest reporting. And I super duper hope that we see Silent Hills on Xbox One. 'Cause dang, that'd be sweet.

  • calpine FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold CALQL8ING

    2 years ago

    Bruce, Lord of Methane and Breaker of Disks, and Adam, Lord of Funhaus, Halo fan-boying, and Drunk Champion of Dark Souls, Australia welcomes house Funhaus with bread and salt. Looking forward to your arrival and best wishes to the rest of house Funhaus, even Squire Spoole.

  • randomrecon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    As a long time viewer of you guys (about 2 years now) I trust you as a news source and I personally like and appreciate breaking news coverage, however sometimes I worry about how it effects you guys and the know. Obviously I know nothing about games journalism so feel free to tell me I'm wrong but I feel like covering some news stories simply isn't worth it. Let's take silent hills and microsoft for instance, I feel like this hurt your credability more than what it was worth covering it, I belive you and as someone in the games industry I know that company's are normally thinking 4-5 years ahead of what the consumers see, and I don't think many people online think about that. Let's say in a years time Microsoft announces silent hills for xbox one, I think that that's so far out that people still won't believe your guys story, and just think it's a coinsidence.

    I feel like covering breaking news that has short term official announcements would be better, such as your dark souls story. People can immediately see that you guys were telling the truth because your story was close to the announcement, however with silent hills the announcement is so far out that people will probably think that you guys were lying and the deal happened after the story. I think that this effects you guys negatively as people and bigger sites are less likely to take other stories seriously, I'd personally cover stories that are going to happen in the story term 2-3 weeks as you can directly say that you knew about it and build up trust slowly. Talking a year in advance just makes your story another "coinsidence" when the news actually officially takes place.

    As I said I belive your coverage and only want to see you guys succeed, however the know has not been around long at all (even though you guys have been around much longer) and thus the sudden burst of breaking news coverage could be seen as a desperate move to try and get views, where as a site like IGN has the image of a long term news site that doesn't need to make things up for views (even though we all know they do, the average consumer will not) if I were you guys I would fall back to "safer" breaking news as I said with announcements a few weeks out to build up the knows reputation as a reputable news site, after a year or so I belive people would be more willing to belive your bigger news coverage.

    Sorry for the wall of text - thanks for all the news and entertainment - as I said this is all my opinion so feel free to explain why I may be wrong on some point - thanks