- Jul 26, 2010
This. That highlighted bit? The bit in bold?The Kush Snickerer said:Name a gaming press that does hold publishers and developers to account.Defective_Detective said:Whilst I think that's also a good example you bring up, I think mine still stands. We want the gaming press to hold publishers and developers to account, and when we don't support outlets (even if they're Kotaku) that do more than act as third-party marketing then we are giving more developers/publishers license to try and control outlets that don't push specific company lines.
How the heck are we meant to have consumer advocacy otherwise?
What's next? Are we going to be a-okay with DMCA takedowns of Kotaku's Youtube content? Where does it end when we allow this thin end of the wedge to stand?
Everything in games media is more or less Third-party marketing.
This isn't Kotaku trying to stand up against the AAA giant; this is them throwing a hissy-fit because they fucked up and did a naughty no-no in their benefactor's eyes, it's a last ditch effort to pressure Bethesda and ubisoft into not blacking them out.
They aren't taking down content that has been posted and they aren't being censored, they are being thrown out on their ass because both companies are probably sick of their antics.
The fact that you even have to ask this question speaks volumes. That's the whole ****ing problem. There *should* be more gaming press outlets and Youtubers that hold developers and publishers to account, but they aren't there because people like yourself don't stand up for those that would. You just prefer to be force-fed PR drivel.
We gamers get the gaming press we deserve when we don't support outlets that try to stand up for themselves.