Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News

dtoid   |   japanator   |   flixist   |   tomopop   |   store


 
Dale North blog header photo
Dale North

Casa Del Norte

Fronts 8200Posts 0Blogs 50Following 30Followers 368


 
 








On Destructoid:
Most Comments

more notable stories

FAQ

Who updates the homepage?
Our Staff
What is Destructoid?
Long story
Can I submit a story?
#BloggersWanted
Dark theme?
Yep
Site rules?
Douche lightly
Ethics much?
Read this
Privacy?
Common sense
Who owns my posts?
You do


Get in touch

Editorial contacts
Meet our staff
Ask a question
Community@
Get support
Support@
Story idea?
Tips@
Everything else
Get in touch

LONG BLOG

YEAH I WAS TOTALLY PAID OFF BY MICROSOFT TO RUN TODAY'S STORIES

   0


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
Login to vote this up!


 
 

  0 COMMENTS

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.



 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!

 

About Dale Northone of us since 12:40 AM on 11.12.2006

I am Destructoid's former Editor-In-Chief. I love corgis. I make music.
Xbox LIVE:DaleNorth
Mii code:1909 4344 6171 2004


 

Around the Community

Featured

Posts

Blogs

Support

 



Read Huge: Top Stories

Destructoid