Well, this doesn’t look good. After last week’s Zoe Quinn story, this week it seems Kotaku reporter Patricia Hernandez has been thrown into the spotlight. Unlike with Quinn, the facts haven’t all been neatly laid out here, but some investigation on our part suggests that Hernandez had a personal relationship with Anna Anthropy, a games developer. And that’d be totally fine – except Hernandez has covered Anthropy’s games on Kotaku. Multiple times. Whoops!
The gaming media this week has been rocked by a lengthy blog post from Eron Gjoni, the ex-boyfriend of games developer Zoe Quinn. You can read the full thing here, but in summary: it appears that Quinn cheated on Gjoni with several other men. Normally, this thing can be dismissed as a private matter. But a closer investigation reveals that this is something that is most definitely in the public interest. Here’s why.
With Arkham Knight delayed until next year, Batman aficionados will be turning to the LEGO series to get their Dark Knight fix. Fortunately, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is set to be absolutely excellent, building upon the successes of its predecessors …
It has begun. The traditional Ubisoft PR assault has started over, and this time it’s concentrated on Assassin’s Creed Unity. By now you likely know that the game’s set during the French Revolution, features 4 player co-op and a huge …
It’s something that investors and consumers alike have been begging Microsoft to do for years: unite. The technology giant has a diverse array of products and services, yet there is little tying the teams together. Unlike Apple or Google, Microsoft has yet to create a single, coherent software and hardware experience. With CEO Satya Nadella’s comments this week about “transforming the company”, one thing is on everyone’s mind. When will Microsoft finally start showing some cohesion?
Bungie’s Destiny is an ambitious game. Retaining the atmospheric sci-fi feel of their Halo series, the team is trying to redefine gaming for the new generation. Mixing together open world, MMO-style gameplay, deep story-based dungeons, seamless four player co-op and competitive multiplayer, it would be awfully easy for Destiny to collapse under its own weight. It’s impressive, then, that it doesn’t. In fact, based on our weekend with the alpha, Destiny could be one of the best games this year.
There’s been a lot of talk in recent days about the financial viability of game journalism – every day, more and more journalists are turning to Patreon as an alternative means of funding. This has inevitably led to cries that the system is broken. Well known figures such as Brendan Keogh or Leigh Alexander have said that “good” journalists aren’t earning a decent living, and that more must be done to fix this.
But these people are wrong: the system is not broken. “Good” journalists do earn decently. “Bad” journalists don’t. Let’s explore this.