Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Birdseye, Jan 15, 2018.
sad that some people have this mentality. i remember people defending naughty dog and victim blaming when that other story came out too.
i'm actually a colleague of that guy, i feel important now!
What you are doing is just defending your favorite company from what you perceive as attacks against them and even resorting to lying about the fact that this journalist has some sort of vendetta against Sony and QD. It is some console war stuff yes.
Based on the incredulous reactions in this thread I'm gonna also go ahead and suggest once again that it's a lot more common (not just Sony, but in general) than people think it is, and happens for a lot less than an article as inflammatory as this QD one, too.
Absolutely disgusting behaviour, and quite baffling. But I'm sadly more inclined to believe that it happened than I'm inclined to believe that one of Le Monde's journalists is stupid enough to make this shit up or jump to conclusions and make poorly informed accusations on Twitter, ending up with him actually getting blacklisted as a result.
So this is specifically Sony France?
Hopefully upper executives step up to tell Sony FR to stop this bullshit.
It blows my mind Sony France has somebody this clueless on their payroll.
Well, if Sony are doing this just because of what the journalist reported, then they are becoming just as tied up in the whole situation.
"I see a lot of people surprised by this tweet. It's sad to say it but, as counterproductive as it is, blacklisting is a very common thing in the French video game industry."
Smh at some of the responses in this thread. This is Le Monde, not random gameblog 8532.
Absolutely stupid move by Sony in response to a perfectly legitimate article. Wonder if someone higher up the food chain will reverse it.
YOU'VE BEEN BLACKLISTED.
Or even what the posted in the subsequent tweet "blacklisting is common in France", which was all I needed to believe this is plausible?
Its amazing how everyone was picking up their pitch forks and yet no one bothered to explain that blacklisting is a thing in France.
i think some people here just don't know that le monde is a very prestigious paper and a journalist working for them isn't some random crazy person on twitter that would make shit up
Maybe I have a misunderstanding of the terms involved, but is it does not seem unreasonable to cut off contact with a person or organization who is accusing your business partner of illegal activity. I clearly don't have the legal conciliate that Sony does, but thinking for myself it seems like the right move to make until all the facts are out.
So a journalist with a photo of mario says without proof that has been blacklisted by Sony.
Next days should be fun.
The naughty dog scandal taught me to take two steps back in these issues before taking any sides. In the end that whole thing just felt like a mockery where absolutely nothing came of it and people kept butting heads over their preferred narratives until the end.
Nobody budged for a second, not when the employee had other ex workers come out in his support and not when the accuser stopped responding when kotaku reached out to him regarding his breakdown mails.
Not a good look for Sony. Hopefully they clarify this.
I'm with you 100%.
The black list coming from a major first party publisher could go as far as sink the publication. So no, it's not just "no more free stuff".
Journalists are the most honest people in the world according to this forum.
Thats great! Then case closed for me, fuck Sony.
But just one thing, I don't speak French, I posted several times about wanting more explanation on the matter, no one said crap, this thread was inundated with "lol fuck Sony!" posts with no clear explanation.
And me, like many other posters in ResetERA, are not aware that blacklisting reporters is so common in French, like the reporter was so kind to tweet, maybe this entire thread would've worked better if one of you, in the know, would've simply said "hey, this happens alot here/in France, feel free to believe him"