The Daily Hotness: BioShocking forum posts can’t be trusted

*Sigh* I have a god-awful f*cking memory.

Yet again, I forgot to do a recap of Friday’s posts. I’m usually not this forgetful, but I’m just going to go ahead and blame my severe depression at the fact that I’m not celebrating down in Miami with the Dtoid staff. Ugh. You’ll get Friday’s posts below; as usual, today’s and tomorrow’s posts will be gathered together for Sunday night’s Weekend Hotness. [Editor’s note: This post originally went up on Saturday night, but then I just moved it back because of the live streams of the three-year anniversary parties. –Samit]

Remember the “Xbox Pure” bullsh*t from last year — specifically, how some sites got burned by a Cheap Ass Gamer forumite’s creativity? The same thing happened yesterday with a NeoGAF post regarding BioShock 2 details that were supposedly “leaked” from the upcoming April issue of Game Informer.

As it turned out, the Internet got hosed … again, and many sites (including this one) had to update their posts with retractions. Anytime rumors are quickly debunked like this, it’s an unfortunate situation, but of course, readers always want to be up on the latest gossip.

There’s this constant race to be FIRST! with news on the net, and I think it’s really a shame, since that often gets in the way of, y’know, fact-checking and all that journalistic stuff. What’s the solution? [This isn’t meant as a shot at Jim or any other person/site in particular. I just wanted to provide a thinking point. For more, see NihonTiger90’s c-blog.]

Oh, right, stuff happened yesterday. Let’s see … Brad Nicholson previewed Guitar Hero: Metallica; we learned that Harmonix is finally answering our cries of “We want the funk!”; Colette interviewed the lead designer of WayForward’s new A Boy and His Blob game; and other posts were posted on Destructoid on 03/13/09.

Destructoid Originals:
Indie Nation #53: Rescue the Beagles
Why putting co-op in BioShock 2 is a positively terrible idea
Fanboy Friday: Miami Edition
Destructoid interview: WayForward’s Sean Velasco
Friday Night Fights: Resident Evil 5 edition

Community Blogs of 03/13/09
Forum of the Day: The thread of lying about Keith Vaz
Resident Evil 5 launch: Best Buy made me a necrophiliac


Guitar Hero: Metallica

Sonic Unleashed DLC … seriously
Bored? Try cueing up 1,000 Super Nintendo sound effects
New LittleBigPlanet project is ‘really f*cking cool’
Noby Noby Boy update coming, will include ‘offline’ multiplayer
LEGO Harry Potter is happening … probably
One Resident Evil 5 composer is scared of series games
The Week in Rock Band DLC: James Brown, Papa Roach, and lots more
Gears of War 2 getting experience system, Snowblind Map Pack
TrackMania DS pre-order bonus at Amazon: PC version
Christian conservatives attack ‘gay agenda’ in PC game
2.6 million copies of Fable II sold, many Achievements unlocked
Capcom explains Resident Evil 5 Versus cost, but will you listen?
BioShocker: BioShock 2 ‘definitely’ coming to PS3
Chop! Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic coming to PSN April 9
‘Sega’ Mega Drive returning to revel in past glories
BioShock 2 first details [Update]
Japanese Harvest Moon WiiWare lets you milk cows! Cows, I say!
Batman: Arkham Asylum collector’s edition ships with 12″ Batarang
New York dropping its plans to tax DLC

Call of Duty: World at War DLC will add another zombie level, yay


Burn zombies in Burn Zombie Burn!’s game modes
Metal alert: Guitar Hero: Metallica vignette has rock music in it

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