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barnes873
barnes873

on my way to getting it right now. even if it's been out for a year .

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Jaffe betrayed me by moving to cellphone videogame industry 

plasticreality
plasticreality

The point Jaffe was making at the end about journalism was really important. Like the news media, game journalists tend to not ask questions that are too penetrating or likely to embarrass those being interviewed. If they do, they might not get that exclusive interview the next time, or even worse lose advertising money (it's what makes sites like this possible). Games would be better if developers and publishers were called out on their marketing b.s.. Tom tried to do that with Medal of Honor (their claim of authenticity), and not only was he confronted by the developer, but many people who frequent the site were angry with him. For him career alone, it made more sense to keep quiet, but what he did was important.

 

In the end it's not about individual journalists or media sites, but how the industry as a whole functions. Journalistic integrity will always be somewhat compromised when criticism involves biting the hand that feeds you.