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Something's Rotten with the State of IGN (VG article)

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 5:25 AM

Even though I only own a Wii and a DS, I still like to know what other developments are being made in the video games industry. However, I'm starting to get a little sick and tired of the IGN Game Scoop frat boys ragging on Nintendo whenever it's brought up, which is pretty rare, considering its widespread popularity and recent swab of mature titles.


Every time the Wii is mentioned, it is met with the groans and snide comments of regular contributor Greg Miller, who will then turn around in the same sentence and defend to death the PS3's relentless stupidity and commercial arrogance (see: the Sony Dildo... er, I mean Wand). One episode consisted of the host repeating the phrase "the Wii stupid" over and over again for about a minute; and meanwhile, the DS is practically forgotten altogether. Once in a blue moon someone from the Nintendo Voice Chat (which, these days has become rather sparse and inconsistent) will join the podcast, but this only numbs their hatred by way of someone to actually argue the contrary. I can understand people disliking the Wii, but to flat out dismiss it and go off on mindnumbing hate-rants whenever it is mentioned makes me feel that for a "supposed" video game podcast, a large portion of the demographic is being severely under-represented.

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