Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Intel pulls ads from Gamasutra. Sites "shifts in editorial positioning"

So it looks like corruption in journalism isn't a good thing after all. Here we see one of the sites involved with a huge secret email list used for determining what to publish and what not to publish suffering some consequences of their corrupt actions. Feels good man. Hopefully this is the first domino in a chain of consequences being dealt out to all those involved.

The next thing I would like to see is some heads rolling. People on the corruption list need to be replaced in order for healing in this industry to begin. Anyway, this is a huge victory for gamers who have been taking the business end of this for a long time.

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1 comment:

  1. This is the only type of reaction that the offending sites and personnel will understand. The lost of cold hard cash will make even the most jaded jerk in this pool of idiots begin to wonder if their job is safe. I am not for digitally "marking" these people with the scarlet A but there needs to be repercussions for them and anyone that employs them in whatever medium (not just gaming).

    Their names, and the names of the sites they work for, are tarnished. Nothing they can do about that.

    The problem is that there is no real world justice that they can be effected by. Sure, they basically performed racketeering and are sleaze balls but as far as I know, they didn't break any laws. Sure, they tarnished their employer's reputations and their own but that is only as effective as there are readers and advertisers willing to raise a stink over their actions.

    Back to the original point though, the action of Intel in pulling advertising dollars is great in my opinion. Gaming "journalists" have treated gaming as their personal sandbox and run their sites by their own rules for far too long. Gaming has gone mainstream it is time that the people covering gaming grow up and act like adults.