A confusing story has appeared on the web.It involves the firing of a Eurogamer worker for writing an article that broke a law and a bunch of stuff that may be downright confusing.Here's a summary of this crazy incident.
- Keighley surrounded by doritos followed by gaming bloggers retweeting a hashtag for advertising to win a PS3 makes Florence of Eurogamer curious.
- Florence writes an article saying how things are shady and some sound like straight up PR e.g. Wainright orgasms for everything Squenix.
- Eurogamer/Wainwright send libel threats to Eurogamer, at which the article was edited to remove mentioning of Wainright.
- Wainwright responds in twitter "Apology accepted" and something in the vain of applying her law classes to use.
- Florence either steps down or is forced to resign to avoid any libel threat.
- Both sides deny any threat or are not talking about it directly, but twitter posts hint that such threat existed. Florence is not confirming or denying whether he was fired or he stepped down.
- "GAF and **** combine forces to see this standalone complex issue" alongside digital protest from Penny Arcade and more, showing what happened.
- Wainwright's profile shows she is a freelancer for Square Enix. She admitted it and denied doing any reviews for Square Enix or shilling (she is wrong. She reviewed Deus Ex, Tomb Raider and did countless previews).
- All this fiasco is too much for her and she privatize her twitter account. Next thing you know, she starts deleting tweets, videos and articles, and edits her profile to remove any mention of Square Enix freelancing.
- People find some comments of her thanking someone called Korina that used to work at Ubisoft.
- Korina Abbotused to work at Ubisoft and is currently the marketing executive at...Square-Enix.
- David Jaffe offers Keighley Mountain Dew.
- Gaming journalism.
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This is just insane and crazy.