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Modern videogames “journalism” is that only in name: journalistic integrity, fact-checking, and objectivity have been thrown out the window and replaced with rumors, sarcasm, and dick jokes.

In an endless effort to be relevant, gaming sites are letting facts fall by the wayside and strive for speed instead of accuracy.

As the recent Bioshock 2 rumor debacle has shown, breaking news stories are more often than not based off another site’s coverage of another site’s coverage of a Twitter comment on a rumor revealed in an anonymous forum post.

These sites seemingly copy and paste news stories from other blogs, add a little of their own “flair” and call it a day.

Here are the basic rules of the game:

So, brace yourself, Internet: we’re here to stay (unless very politely asked to leave.)



1. Imran - May 22, 2009

hooray for copy+paste games

the best website on the interwebs ever.

2. jlo - May 22, 2009

I support this venture. 🙂 I need to get back into it anyway, and with the team behind it it’s sure to be a solid source.

3. bryan - May 23, 2009

i want that link goddammit i dont know how to email you from this

4. mel - August 7, 2009

Christian spends way too much time on video games

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