Xplainin Banned Jan 22, 2020 126 Mar 19, 2020 #801 User Banned (permanent): Hostility; Accusations of shilling. Account in junior phase. Mathieran said: jfc what is he supposed to do? Balance out every positive thing someone says about PS with a positive Xbox comment? Click to expand... Click to shrink... Did I mention Xbox? If Sony did a poor job selling the specs, it's not his job to devote himself to change that narrative. It's not his job to sell the system by telling everyone how great it is, and throwing in how some devs think it's better than the XSX. That is the literal definition of shilling. As an independent journo who values a reputation of fair reporting, this was a balls up. He gave every Xbox fanboys the ammunition they needed to promote how he is a shill in their eyes. I would gather from his reaction that that's not how he wants to be perceived.