Being that the AAA and their publishers are literally who (see what I did there?) keeps gaming journalists afloat, it's safe to say that denouncing them is actually the ballsy thing to do.
Oh I think it's quite courageous of him. Very golfclap worthy.
Question is, why is Jim incapable of turning that courage towards condemning professional journalists who failed at disclosure? Why does he ignore writers who had to add disclosures to their articles sneakily and refuse to apologize? And ultimately, why does he stand with people who abuse and smear their consumers?
And his ad still says "Get Angry". It's probably the funniest thing I've ever seen.
My questions to GG is still the same: who did they try to boycott when Doritosgate happened? where the fuck were they when a journallist from Eurogamer was threathened with legal action and eventually resigned for publishing an article about the gifts games journos receive from the publishers? Did they even know about this? In keeping with that, how can they blacklist a publication that not only has a code of transparency and full disclosure in place, but it has so for 2 years?
The fact that Doritosgate is even a thing is because consumers. Mass Effect 3 ending got BTFO because of consumers. Gamergate, likewise, is exposing hypocrisy, collusion and corruption, because of consumers. My question is, when will journalists realize they need to be part of the coversation? When will they realize they can't cherrypick who to condemn and who to defend, and expect to get away with it? When will they realize that as journalists in a billion dollar industry, they need to take responsibility for their behavior?