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Re(3):IGN Editor Playgarising Gate
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[QUOTE] Years ago when SNK vs Capcom Chaos was first announced (or maybe it was another game) Professor put up some scans and had a small MMCafe watermark. IGN put up the same scans with the watermark, but never credited the cafe. [/QUOTE] My favorite such story was many years ago when GameSpot decided to run and editorial condemning other sites for reusing images GameSpot posted without permission or credit, even going as far as to slap their own watermark over GameSpot's. It was met by a flood of commenters posting that GameSpot had for years done exactly the same thing to various Japanese gaming news sites. Oh, the fun of the days when you'd see game sites proudly posting images with three or four (or more) different watermarks. And some sites seemed to design their watermarks to be large not just to be harder for other sites to cover them, but also to better cover the marks of other sites. [QUOTE] I really wonder how game news sites even manage to survive nowadays without bending down to game publishers for ad revenue from them.. [/QUOTE] They get swallowed up by larger competing organizations, which get swallowed by even larger organizations, which in turn get bought by larger general entertainment news companies. Eventually you get to a parent that theoretically the game publishers can't push around, at least if you parent company thinks you are worth assisting. Earlier this year, ReedPop (which handles conventions like New York ComicCon and PAX) bought Gamer Network. Gamer Network itself owned around ten different videogame released sites (Eurogamer, VG247, GameIndustry.biz, ModDB, RPS, Nintendo Life (through Nlife Media), etc), which it either launched directly or bought out over the years. Ziff Davis, owner of IGN, is a large multimedia corporation. Over the years, it bought up IGN competitors/compatriots like 1Up. 1Up itself had itself previously been acquired by UGO, which itself had been acquired by the Hearst multimedia empire. Enthusiast Gaming is a Canadian gaming media company. It bought Destructoid in 2017 and bought The Escapist earlier this year.
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