Randy Pitchford Tries To Defend Aliens: Colonial Marines Again, Calls It a 7.5 Game

Just when you thought Randy Pitchford couldn’t get any worse, he managed to top all expectations. Not only was there a written interview between IGN and Pitchford, but there happens to be a video interview that was much longer that exposed just how silly Pitchford can be about Jim Sterling, Aliens: Colonial Marines, and, yes, you the fans. Continue reading “Randy Pitchford Tries To Defend Aliens: Colonial Marines Again, Calls It a 7.5 Game”

IGN, Kotaku, Polygon Fail To Make OpenCritic’s Most Trusted Sites Of 2016

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The three websites that represent the pinnacle of disgruntled gamers hating politicized, corporatized and agenda-driven news coverage are the three sites that didn’t make OpenCritic’s top 15 list of most trusted gaming sites for 2016. Continue reading “IGN, Kotaku, Polygon Fail To Make OpenCritic’s Most Trusted Sites Of 2016”

IGN Updates Disclosure Policies Regarding Sponsored Content

Regardless of what the media says about #GamerGate, the goal was always to improve the standards of gaming media so that consumers and gamers alike would have a sound and ethical press they could turn to for information regarding purchases and valid forms of news regarding upcoming gaming titles. Gamers simply wanted disclosures and honesty regarding ties to subjects being reported on from the media. Well, some sites acquiesced and updated their disclosure policies, other sites doubled-down and attacked their audience. One site that surprisingly took steps (and continues to take steps) to improve their ethical standards is Ziff Davis’ IGN. Continue reading “IGN Updates Disclosure Policies Regarding Sponsored Content”

IGN Parent Company Bids On Gawker; Jezebel Sought For $10 Million

[Update 8/17/2016: Univision has officially purchased Gawker and all of their assets for $135 million]

[Original article:] Kotaku could be joining under the IGN umbrella soon, if the most recent reports about the bidding on Gawker’s assets are to be believed. According to Bloomberg IGN’s parent company, Ziff Davis, along with Univsion are said to be only two major conglomerates bidding on Gawker’s assets. Continue reading “IGN Parent Company Bids On Gawker; Jezebel Sought For $10 Million”

#GamerGate: IGN’s Code Of Ethics Is Now Public

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If you were busy with new year’s festivities and all the FTC complaints about Gawker, the Game Journo Pros and other nefarious activities spawned from various media groups all throughout this #GamerGate scandal, then it’s no surprise that you probably missed a pretty big update that happened at the beginning of 2015 at IGN: they updated and released their code of ethics to the public. Continue reading “#GamerGate: IGN’s Code Of Ethics Is Now Public”

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