A very interesting topic has come up over the weekend. The entire events and goings on have been collected in this, albeit long, video. If you care at all about video games in the slightest, then I HIGHLY suggest you give this a watch.
The sites and people implicated in this video are some of the big dogs in the video game journalism industry. It brings up a great topic that needs to be addressed. Accountability and Honesty.
If any of the allegations are true, then we have ourselves a huge problem on our hands. When personal agendas (we here at Geekscape have No Agenda) get pushed through big media outlets, like the ones implicated in the above video, we have a failure of the industry. You as consumers need to keep people like us in check, so that we can accurately cover the topics you hold dear. If this kind of stuff goes on, then you the consumer will be hurt.
One of the interesting things to come of this is the mass censorship of the above video and it’s topic. When it was posted on Reddit’s /r/gaming earlier, it was immediately removed from the page and all the comments deleted. It wasn’t until the video was posted on /r/videos that I found out about the subject. Turns out the head moderator of /r/gaming felt the video was against Reddit’s rules, but the head moderator at /r/videos felt like it was NOT.
What is interesting about this, is that the moderator from /r/gaming in question has publicly reached out to Miss Quinn.
Now this isn’t about if she fucked a couple (5) guys. It’s about her using her relationships with people in the media to affect articles and news to profit. To knock out competitors, or people that she deemed “oppressive”. Its about creating a terrible image for females in the video game industry.
Miss Quinn has said that she won’t respond to anything about this above subject because it’s not about “video games”. What I have to say to you Miss Quinn, is you can’t have your cake and eat it too. You’ve vocally taken a stance on things that do NOT directly correlate with gaming, but pick and choose when that topic is valid. You’ve said that this is just a push to crush creativity. This is NOT a push to crush creativity. This is the start of a movement to keep people like me, people like the folks over at Nerd Reactor, the people at Kotaku and others honest.
The Question of The Day
So the question of the day, the dear readers of Geekscape, is what do you think of this whole incident? Please consume the evidence and form your own opinion. We want to hear from you how you feel about the subject of Honesty in Journalism. How do you the readers think we the Press should be held accountable? Please share this post, share the video and propagate the formula. Honesty.
I would like to point out that during the writing of my piece, the video from Mundane Matt had been re-uploaded. His take down was the catalyst for the story getting out. It goes back to the start of my article. When corruption in the industry is rampant, you the consumer hurts. Miss Quinn abused YouTubes DMCA take down policy, and will most likely abuse Twitter’s abuse policy in all of this. Her correspondence with the Reddit /r/gaming mod needs to be taken into question as well. His public response thread is full of questions that aren’t getting answered.