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Revolutionary Rant: Exclusive Reveals Get Blown

Posted on Friday, May 13 @ 00:49:35 Eastern by

How is that goddam PSN not back up yet? Fuck.

What an inauspicious start to a rant... I'm all piss and vinegar today because I've been given even more fodder for the rage I have boiling up inside. Did you know that the big sites like IGN and Gamespot get screenshots, trailers, and developer diaries in advance?

Maybe you didn't know. Surely you knew that Gametrailers TV does. They've been promoting an exclusive Sony reveal all week long. It was pretty obvious. We didn't need to wait until Thursday to know what was coming. But this rant isn't about Starhawk, or GT.TV... or even Sony and the PSN.

No, this rant is about gaming journalism... again. The closer we get to E3 2011, the sloppier some of the bigger outlets are getting. Today proved challenging for both Gamespot and IGN. Needless to say, they kind of shot their wad. I can understand the need for developers and publishers to get their newest games out in front of the largest cross-section of people. I can't help but say this, though:

There are so many other websites that would gladly post your trailers, developer diaries, and screenshots AT THE RIGHT TIME. Why not spread some of that love around to some of the outlets that can actually do the job? OK, sure, Game Revolution would be the right fit for such a task. There are other sites too. I'm just saying you don't have to single out IGN or Gamespot. In fact, it appears you'd do better to avoid those sites altogether.

OK, if you blew the Starhawk reveal, this one's for you:

What the fuck is the matter with you? How hard is it to do your job? You upload the fucking screenshots, the dev diaries, whatever. Honestly, just don't push the fucking page live. It's not that goddamn hard. You're given this amazing lead on some news story. You're literally handed everything on a platter, but you can't help but keep the damn page from going live for the entire internet to see?

What's more, you know that everyone is watching. How bad do you look when you fuck something so simple up like that? You didn't even need to write anything. Fuck. You. Are. Morons. I'm sure you've done this a thousand fucking times. You're all given this media well in advance all the fucking time and you just can't handle it yourselves.

To all the developers, publishers, and PR reps out there. Game Revolution will happily take any exclusive media and post it at the appropriate time. Please contact myself or anyone else on the staff. Our readers will love it too.

The Revolutionary Rant turns a cynical eye to the gaming industry. Every Thursday (the angriest day of the week) you can find Game Revolution's take on any particularly outrageous event, news item, or person in the gaming industry. Got a bone to pick with gaming? Leave a comment or send an e-mail suggesting a rant-worthy topic to daniel@gamerevolution.com.
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