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Does the Zoe Quinn/Kotaku scandal affect your gaming habits in any way?
People actually give a crap about gaming "journalism"? Why let some douche you've never met tell you how much you're going to enjoy a game?
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I thought the point of those threads was to make fun of the dude and his girlfriend. Did anyone actually care about the ethics violations?
... even on Earth Mode.
Anyway, my questions are:
My answers in bold... It doesn't affect me because I never really gave them much credit in the first place. I do hope that all of this causes the gaming press to shape up though.
I mean, do we really need game devs sleeping with/dating the press? Is that supposed to make people take them seriously?
As you can see in that image, Zoe is just the tip of the iceberg apparently.
Sleeping with journalists for favorable reviews is a conflict of ethics, and you'd have to be moron to not see that. It's going against what feminists are fighting for in the first place.
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There are some indie games I like, but most just don't interest me. Despite the high praise Gone Home got, it's not a good game in my eyes. Honestly, who slept with who to give that game such high praise? Fact is, game journalism has always been somewhat flawed and there have always been issues behind the scenes. On top of that, opinions are so subjective that it's possible that some of the people praising Depression Quest, genuinely liked it for whatever reason.
This is why one must do research and check multiple sites and reviews. Hell, I check out let's plays on youtube. At least I see actual gamer opinion with actual footage of someone playing it. With console releases, all you need to do is rent it. For PC, it's more complicated. Without a demo, you're sol.
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Anyway, my questions are:
3. Haven't trusted review sites in years. This hasn't changed that fact.
Personally, the whole situation is bizarre to me. I can't for the life of me figure out why people actually care about this. It's like... yeah, gaming journalism is corrupt. Welcome to last decade? That's assuming this is even true, which from the little I've read... It's more suspicion than certainty. Though maybe that information's a bit out-of-date, but it doesn't really change my opinion if it is.
The sole purpose of this space is to make my post look longer.
So if a man slept with another man to get better reviews it's ok?
And ethics are a self made problem.
Shes not out there killing African children, she is just fulfilling nerd fantasies. It's no big deal.
If some women showed up at my door and said she'd sleep with me for a good review. I'd do it. No ethical issues at all.
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I don't give a care about your stupid thing, stupid!
There is no hope.
VG Press and companies have been corrupt with sex and other means since the 80's.
But yeah, my view on indie developers may be skewed now since I know they all work for and with each other.
Has the event itself affected my gaming habits? No, not really.
However, the fallout of the event has. I now have a handy list of developers who's products I will actively avoid purchasing, because they believe that it is acceptable to attack, demean, and harass people in the name of "social justice", while simultaneously demonizing "gamers" as a whole for attacking, demeaning, and harassing of people done by a very small, very vocal minority.