i feel like the entire franchise of sonic the hedgehog would be on one of those ‘your favorite teen heart throbs: then and now’ shows and then it shows where it is now and he’s addicted to heroin, has been arrested for public indecency in the past month and owes child support to like 3 different women.
— Mark (Series 3, Episode 6: ‘Quantocking’)
You know, fuck it, I can say this without a hint of hyperbole or doubt in my mind.
There is no good video game journalism around, whether it be in magazine, online or television formats. Sure there are reviewers, we have a ton of them but I haven’t seen anyone actually break down games into the serious issues.Journalism is often called a gatekeeper, as it it holds us accountable for our actions. But with a lack of gatekeeping in the games industry, it means that stupid design practices can keep going on, and we’ll accept mediocrity over and over again.
I mean we got Kotaku over there wanking off over cosplay, IGN giving out 10s to anyone who can afford to pay them, Gamespot is dead. The last good gaming journalism website that did ACTUAL critical commentary of the industry was Old Man Murray and that’s almost 10 years old.
How do Kotaku readers not get annoyed at the fact that every other Kotaku article is:
“Here are some memes I found during lunch that I’m going to use to earn a paycheck” like seriously doesn’t that bother you?