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Dale North avatar 9:02 AM on 11.08.2013
YEAH I WAS TOTALLY PAID OFF BY MICROSOFT TO RUN TODAY'S STORIES



God. Normally I don't respond to the fucking stupid comments I see along these lines, but today is the final fucking straw. 

Look, I've been working 12+ hour days for about two weeks straight, pulling all nighters to put coverage of next-gen systems together for Destructoid. Not sleeping. Exploding from stress on a regular basis. Probably gaining weight. Getting sick for sure.

But this is not a call for sympathy. It's a lesson on how this all works.

COVERAGE EMBARGOES

I get to meet with creators, interview people, play games, and see early things, just like everyone else in this business does. My job in a nutshell. But I don't get to talk about those things until the embargo is up -- I sign off on this, just as everyone else does. Once it is up, I'm free to share the information I've gathered and the coverage I've written.

For a lot of the Xbox One stuff we've been seeing, TODAY is that day. That's why you see four articles on Xbox One features on the front page. Only that. 

HOW IN THE BRILLIANT BLUE FUCK DO YOU DRAW A CONNECTION TO ME BEING 'PAID OFF' FOR RUNNING THIS COVERAGE?

I went out, gathered this information for you, and shared it with you as soon as I could. That's somehow bad?

Do me a favor: go and check just about any other major gaming site right now and see what's on their front page. See that? It's other people that work in my same field, wanting to share what they've learned as soon as they could. 

AND HERE'S A HUGE FUCKING NEWSFLASH:
You're going to see more Xbox One articles in...oh, about a week. Why? BECAUSE A NEW VIDEOGAME SYSTEM is coming out. Don't know if you heard. They haven't given me shit. At all. I, like, had some of their cookies last week. And I'm hoping they give me an Xbox One debug system to play some of these new games on. But paid? I don't even know what money is anymore.

And get ready for a whole bunch of PS4 articles in the next few days. 
ooooooooooOOOOOOOHHHHH THEY PAID YOU OFF, DALE. ENJOY THAT MONEY. THAT'S WHY JIM LEFT. CORGIS SUCK. SO CORRUPT. I HATE HUGE. I MISS THE OLD DAYS. ETC ETC ETC ETC

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