The Best News doesn’t come from JournalistsPosted on March 31st, 2009 No comments
SarcasticGamer.com has a great summary of the “Video Game Journalism” panel at GDC 2009. Doc’s comments from the video game journalism peanut gallery do a great job of putting these guys and gals in their place.
Essentially you have N’Gai, Leigh Alexander, Adam Sessler (already this sounds like the setup to a bad joke), Stephen Totillo and “Smartbomb’s” author Heather Chaplin, all of whom competed to use enormous words and poetic verse to out-do each other in ranting the day away about “the industry.”
I get pretty tired of all of these individuals. I’d really appreciate it if every last one of them would shut their traps and turn off their laptops for a while.
Although, I think this is the kind of thing that isn’t unique to game journalism. Look at the wide-sweeping failure of journalism in all industries. Newspapers are going bankrupt daily, magazine subscriptions have been dropping for years, and the best TV journalism can do is a half-hour show on Comedy Central.
Meanwhile, normal people are getting their news from bloggers, podcasters, and twitter. The unwashed masses are getting their news from… the unwashed masses.Games Adam Sessler, gdc, heather chaplin, journalists, leigh alexander, magazine subscriptions, n'gai croal, podcasters, Stephen Totillo
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