Tag Archives: Ethics
IGN Adds Affiliate Link Disclosure To Articles After #GamerGate Campaign
Resident Evil 7 IGN

IGN updated their articles featuring automated affiliate links by adding in an automated disclosure that lets visitors know that certain…

Escapist Magazine Apologizes To The Quartering For Calumny Used In Apex Legends Editorial
Apex Legends

The Escapist Magazine issued an apology to YouTuber Jeremy Hambly, also known as The Quartering, for incendiary calumny in an…

IGN Gets Called Out For Affiliate Links That Breach FTC Standards
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[Update 3/14/2019:] IGN has updated their web pages and now include an affiliate link disclosure for their content. [Original article:]…

Washington Post Sued By Covington Catholic School Student For $250 Million After Publishing Fake News
Covington Kids

Washington Post is the first of many mainstream news outlets that are being targeted for legal recourse over misreported coverage…

Anti-#GamerGate Journalists Fired For Targeted Harassment Campaign Against Women, Feminists, Minorities
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Dozens of journalists from prominent outlets were discovered to be part of a group of harassers known as the LOL…

Jim Sterling Proves #GamerGate Was Right All Along By Outing Paid Review Deal For Game Of Thrones
Jim Sterling

Jim Sterling recently took to Twitter to discuss a paid promotional review deal from the company representing Warner Bros. Interactive…

Vice Laying Off 10% Of Workforce, Waypoint Staff Remains Unaffected… For Now
Vice Layoffs

News has been going around about Vice reducing its headcount across its global workforce by up to 10%, or 250…

More Than 1,000 Journalists, Staff Laid Off Across Buzzfeed, AOL, Yahoo, Huffpost
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More than 1,000 journalists and staff from various media industries, including Verizon’s media group, Gannett, and Buzzfeed, have all been…

Eurogamer Says They Won’t Stop Being Political Activists
Donkey Kong 64

Some of you may have noticed that in recent years Eurogamer has been inclined to push certain political agendas over…

Caliber Dev Apologizes For Calling Games Media Trash; Journalists Call For Dev To Be Fired
Caliber

Russian developer Albert Zhiltsov, a producer working on the multiplayer shooter game Caliber for 1C Company and Wargaming.net, has come…

Caliber Dev Calls Game Journalists Worthless Parasites Peddling Clickbait
Caliber

[Update 1/18/2019:] The Caliber developer apologized for his comments while game journalists threatened to boycott reporting on his game until…

Kotaku’s Nathan Grayson Defends Publishing Overwatch Fake News Story
Nathan Grayson Overwatch

Kotaku’s Nathan Grayson decided to post a series of tweets defending his decision to run with the story about “Ellie”,…

Goddess Mode Interview On The Verge Fails To Disclose Relationship With Zoe Quinn
Goddess Mode

All throughout late 2014, gamers complained that media outlets had an incestuous relationship with the subjects they usually covered. Even…

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