Grumpy Old Gamer – Bias and Corruption
For those of you who missed it earlier this week, the CEO of Stardock has called out Gamespot on their choice of a reviewer to cover the title ‘Ashes of the Singularity.’ He claims bias on the reviewer’s part and doesn’t think it will get a fair review. I take this problem on board and talk about it in a candid Grumpy Old Gamer. I discuss both sides of the bias/corruption argument and talk about the implications of this problem in the industry that we all love.
Sadly I have no solutions to this problem outside of gamers and consumers taking more care when researching reviews and new stories. It is not pretty, but this is a real issue we face.
What do you think of this? Do you think there is something that the gaming media can do to resolve these matters? Let us know in the comments.