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https://kotaku.com/the-cyberpunk-2077-review-drama-1845860765 This is ostensibly about Cyberpunk 2077, so I considered posting it on that thread, but it's more wide-ranging than just that game, covering: The movement from print to the web The relationship between consumers and critics Gamergate/Ethics In Game Journalism ("There was, apparently, a mailing list in which some writers chatted amongst themselves—no one ever invited me, so I’ve no idea what they said") Reviews as buyers' guides The distinction between a journalist and a critic The role of rating systems, and some publications' abandonment of numerical scores The supposedly declining readership of reviews (which he says was not true for Rock Paper Shotgun: "All its graphs were curves that continuously climbed, and the events of 2014 or any other time since made no impact whatsoever") The defensiveness of fans that leads to them harass/threaten reviewers who dare award their game of choice a less-than-perfect score. All of which are subjects we've had threads on before, of course, but I couldn't really find an existing one that it fits neatly into. So, a new topic it is! (And no, he doesn't mention the former leader of the Labour Party at all.) Some quotes:
I missed these announcements when they happened a few days ago: https://web.archive.org/web/20200907194518/https://www.kotaku.co.uk/2020/09/07/farewell-from-kotaku-uk https://web.archive.org/web/20200908180836/https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2020/09/so-long-gizmodo-uk/ I didn't visit the UK-specific versions of those sites very often, but it's still disappointing news. And so the list of Future Publishing websites that have vanished for good, leaving archive.org the only record of their existence, gets even longer...
Sources: Destiny 2 Coming To PC, Aims To Feel Like A Totally New Game I'd be up for some Destiny on PC. I've never been a fan of the first (vanilla) game but from what I've seen recently is that, if anything, it looks like a nice laid back experience where you shoot aliens in the face with your friends while listening to dumb exposition in the background. Sort of like Borderlands but less grating, I suppose. 750+ employees(?!) working on a single game though... is that a new record?