- Oct 25, 2017
"I caught one of the guests at my house party looking through the personal documents in my file cabinet."
Can’t wait for Baba is You to make me feel like a fool. Need to get back to Stephen’s Sausage Roll and prevent my brain from atrophying. Plus that game doesn’t have a thread on the site yet and I can make a lttp and feel smart.
That's just... Nah man, that's not what a reporter/journalist should do. You want to be an opinion writer, sure, show your bias. But a news article needs more. Bloody shameful.
I mean, that's just it. PC Gamer isn't a journalistic entity at all. In fact, if you get down to it, they probably don't even claim to be, I certainly don't think they actually require a degree in journalism for their hires. No one in games writing does. They are enthusiast press, merely entertainment and/or consumer info guides.That's just... Nah man, that's not what a reporter/journalist should do. You want to be an opinion writer, sure, show your bias. But a news article needs more. Bloody shameful.
I was going to post a reply on the PCG article, but what's the point? The cluelessness here is crazy.
Happy Birthday Aaron D.
You're absolutely right, here. I was all for going in on Chalk's atrocious response on the PCG site, by linking to the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics ( https://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp ) and asking if it was possible for him/the site to at least attempt to aim for the highest possible standards, akin to actual media. But, yeah, they'd just claim they weren't beholden to the ethics standards as they aren't actual journalists. I might still post it (my Disqus email confirmation has finally arrived), but the whole hobbyist press is so disingenuous in how it presents itself. I could forgive it in the 80s and 90s - shit-talking Nintendo and Atari and kids (literally not even adults, in some cases) doing big jobs like reviewing and reporting... But now? Urgh.I mean, that's just it. PC Gamer isn't a journalistic entity at all. In fact, if you get down to it, they probably don't even claim to be, I certainly don't think they actually require a degree in journalism for their hires. No one in games writing does. They are enthusiast press, merely entertainment and/or consumer info guides.
I still can't believe they signal boosted that place. What the hell were they thinking?
All I know is there is no way you don't investigate or already know of the content of a site before you hold an AMA. They likely knew but didn't care and thought it would be good marketing.
I'm still angry that they didn't listen to anyone before it took place. The internet was screaming at them, and they just shrugged it off.
I know it's a big ask, wanting hobbyist publications to hold to the very highest journalistic standards, but maybe have a look at this: https://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp And ask yourself if this article is the very best reporting that yourself and PCG could do. At the very least
– Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story.
– Diligently seek subjects of news coverage to allow them to respond to criticism or allegations of wrongdoing
Would seem to indicate that your article should not have been published so quickly. Contrary to your comment that this is "not a technical analysis of how Steam and Epic handle, protect, and share your data" such information is extremely relevant to the context of the story, and gives readers more depth and awareness of why this might be an issue. Plus, it's just a basic journalistic tenet that both parties of a story be allowed to respond to criticism/make a statement.
I'm fully aware that there's probably no-one within PC Gamer who is a member of the SPJ, but that does not mean such standards should not be aimed for, regardless.
Wasn't that when Steamspy went hiatus briefly because Galyonkin can't freely scrape Steam users public profile data (particularly the list of owned games) anymore?
Why thank you. :D
So weird how everything connects.
If this is true how is that Sergey Galyonkin knew what percentage of Fortnite players have Steam installed and how many regularly use it?
Epic contracted VGM (a market research firm) to do a survey of Fortnite players on PC to understand a wide range of details of how they play games.
Happy birthday, Aaron!
Reference: https://galyonk.in/why-wont-steam-filter-new-games-1f247acf6d9c (2016)[Surely] we can help gamers find a game they’d like to play. [...] It seems that Valve is trying at least two approaches: [curators], [news feed].
And, [...] there is a resurgence of small publishers [which] work as curators fostering their audience [...]
Maybe Valve won’t be the one to fix the problem after all. Maybe the market will balance itself as it did before that. But until that, enjoy the current situation, it probably won’t last.
This explains why Sergey does not want to rely on Steam API: he knows that Valve could change the API just to annoy Epic.
Reference: https://galyonk.in/whats-going-on-with-steam-spy-deed5d699233 (2018)I will keep on iterating the new algorithm while slowly bringing back the core functions of Steam Spy. It will take some time and it’s still possible that Valve will make another move to shut down the service, but until that happens, Steam Spy will continue to operate.
What a ridiculous response. So if some malware is stealing my personal pictures of my wife and kids, it's my own fault because I didn't encrypt them?
What site is that from? That is some of the most dense reasoning I've read in a while.
Sorry then, as a non-native english speaker who barely looks to other threads outside PC ERA sometimes it's hard for me to understand about what you guys are talking right now. I agree that too much crap happens lately even outside EGS, and it's very sad
Doubt it. 2019 is an ambitous one, and it wants to top 2016, 2017 and 2018 in terms of shittiness. It's just warming up now for what's coming in the remaining weeks and months of it.
This is a big one. Look how quickly Epic responded to this current issue, look how much Galyonkin tweets about things. If you give the press statements, they'll talk about them.