who would read this article
who would even click it on
who decides they need to read a rumor about an announcement that might take place months form now
Anonymous asked: What degree of consumer-knowledge do you think should be assumed when writing a review?
That’s a tough one. If you’re writing something that’s purely analysis or critique, you shouldn’t assume anything of the sort. But if you’re writing something specifically intended to be useful to an unsure consumer..
You definitely have to assume that a consumer reading your review knows SOMETHING, or else every single review of a sports game would have to also be a review of the sport.
I don’t think there can really be a concrete rule, you have to use your judgement. For example, I thought The Escapist’s review of GTA5 that docked the game for ‘forcing you to play as a criminal’ was pretty asinine because nobody purchasing the game was ignorant to that fact.
Similarly, although I haven’t been following coverage of the game, I fully expect a few outraged reviews about The Stick of Truth, written by individuals firmly entrenched in a fantasy universe where every consumer on earth doesn’t already know exactly what sort of content will be in that game.
Brian Ashcraft does.
"Look how ridiculous this is you guys, ha ha ha!" ashcraft says as his cursor slowly moves over ‘add to cart’
Anonymous asked: Is it official that IGN is more tolerable than Kotaku at this point?
IGN has always been more tolerable than Kotaku
IGN is just sort of shitty. Like a guy who is really bad at his job.
Kotaku is a guy who you hire to do a job and he shows up dressed as a clown and when you ask him why he honks a horn in your face. A horn shaped like a cat.
I’m surprised the one to make the article about a Zone flash wasn’t Ashcraft