Games Journalism

Games Journalism

Kotaku is Kotaku. But the landscape of game journalism is… weird. Sorry if i don’t give any hard answers in this video. I find that it’s really hard to speak in definites when talking about real world stuff. If I could flex my GameInformer collection magazine I would though.

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Dean Takahashi explains his side of the story:

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  1. xSoporific on June 21, 2022 at 10:54 pm


  2. Njvikesfan 01 on June 21, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    I think game journalism died in the eyes of the public was the cup head tutorial controversy

  3. RafaelZ on June 21, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Could I interest you in Elder Scrolls all of the time will now be what I say to mock my elder-scrolls obsessed friend

  4. higher tide on June 21, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    1:14 okay I’ve seen this game a few times and it looks immaculate but I can’t figure out what it’s called plz help.

  5. Feminista Dentata on June 21, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    I grew up wanting to become a (research) journalist, but the profession is dead. The appeal it had for me is completely gone in the current era. There aren’t a lot of actual journalists left, only creative ad-salespeople.

    I decided to do something else with my life.

  6. Daniel Drew on June 21, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Whenever I think of game journalists I think this game makes you feel like Batman

  7. Ryan Brewer on June 21, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Rowby, my friend, you GOTTA stop making me ugly laugh at 2a it’s becoming a problem! My wife thinks I’m fucked enough but when I’m laughing like a maniac from your ads or a 1 sec clip of a song she’s never heard of… plus now she knows she’s not funny, not just that I don’t laugh…

  8. Marco Luciani on June 21, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    5:14 what game is this? Looks hella cool

  9. Gamer On stage on June 21, 2022 at 11:02 pm


  10. Rowby on June 21, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Alright. Here’s the big list of games that I used as background footage. No need to ask, I got you covered.

    The Last of Us Part 2 (0:00)
    Deathloop (0:06)
    Yakuza: Like A Dragon (0:10)
    Outlast 2 (00:20)
    Death Stranding (00:35)
    Days Gone (00:40)
    Lost Judgement (01:08)
    Cris Tales (01:11)
    NEO The World Ends With You Demo (01:19)
    Ghost of Tsushima (01:29)
    Cyberpunk 2077 (01:42)
    Deltarune (02:34)
    Hitman 3 (03:29)
    Final Fantasy 15 (03:39)
    Yakuza 0 (04:01)
    Uncharted 2- Among Thieves (04:11)
    Fall Guys (05:01)
    Resident Evil 8 (05:27)
    World War Z (05:46)
    NieR_Automataa (07:03)
    Remothered Broken Porcelain (07:12)
    A.I The Somnium Files (07:28)
    Fallout 76 (07:42)
    Little Nightmares (07:47)
    Rage 2 (08:13)
    Star Ocean Til The End Of Time (09:01)
    Song of Horror (10:05)
    YIIK: A Postmodern RPG (10:09)
    Horizon Zero Dawn (10:24)
    Assassins Creed: Freedom Cry (10:41)
    Resident Evil 7 (11:04)
    Greedfall (12:34)
    GTFO (16:53)
    OFF (17:07)
    Life Is Strange: True Colors (18:05)
    Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture (18:29)
    Visage (19:23)
    Sally Face (19:39)

  11. Hayden Bright on June 21, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Rowby’s YouTube recommended closely resembles mine I have 5 of the same videos, maybe he’s actually a real person behind the YouTube screen even???

  12. AZ on June 21, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    One my old teachers told me that I should do videos on video games. Videos like the ones you or Yahtzee make, ultimately summarizing a game in an entertaining and informative way, combining my own sense of humor with genuine thoughts and opinions as well as content from the game themselves. Do you have any suggestions for software and equipment I could use to get my feet on the grounds? I certainly a low-height chair because it’s always quietly humiliating that my 5’6" frame can’t reach the floor in an average chair unless I sink so low into the seat that I look like Quasimodo with scoliosis.

  13. Mr. Worldwide on June 21, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    I love how Rowby can be a critic and down to earth at the same time, even though those two are rather far apart.

  14. SlasherWolf on June 21, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    3:34 never fails to make me giggle-

  15. refat17 on June 21, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    I don’t know why, but for some reason there are some really good Nintendo Switch game reviewers here on YouTube. So usually when I’m looking for a review of a PC game I’m considering, I look for those if available. Their plain and simple and get right to the points of the positives and negatives of the game.

    I usually only check those "new journalism" style reviews from people I like after I competed the game since I don’t see them as reviews, and more along the lines of a conversation you’d have with a friend after you both played a game or watched a movie. Watching them before hand can really kill a reason to play these games because they can be quite spoiler heavy.

  16. Silver Chan Love on June 21, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    ………i got distracted by the neotwewy clips. Good taste

  17. Zachary Starace on June 21, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Wake up, The Boy has uploaded.

  18. Kah P on June 21, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    I really hope Nintendo blacklist their ass. It’s about time this POS site have some consequence.

  19. Chong Chee Chon on June 21, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Hell they even faked the game awards in 2013 last second, because 1st place originally was an erotic game, even if it was a joke from 4chan, IT COULD’VE LEGITIMATELY WON AT LEAST 2ND PLACE

  20. Deskapple Lee on June 21, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Hey, sorry for asking out of turn, but do you plan on doing a video on Omori? Given how much it pops p, and how good it is, I’d like to see your style of review applied to it, if you ever plan on it

  21. Regino Guendolino XII on June 21, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks for the sacrifice, Jesus.
    But seriously, I liked your point on objectivity.

  22. Peppermint Productions on June 21, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Too much water is a legitimate, if vaguely worded, criticism of generation 3 of pokemon.

  23. Puffy Dahlin on June 21, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    I hope I get 50k by the next vid. That would be akward

  24. Cordy Cat on June 21, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Some people actually do like Kotaku. Just saying.

  25. OxiTape on June 21, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    I forget gaming journalists exist until I see one of Kotaku or Polygon’s dumb headlines lmao

  26. Pudding Panda on June 21, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    "The fall of games journalism" is a weird way to spell Polygon.

  27. Anorak on June 21, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    3:35 the perfect song to sum that up lol also congratulations on 50k in advance

  28. Supah Suit on June 21, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    This was really fantastic! I hope you make more vids like this

  29. bob winslow on June 21, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Thanks for the vid man. Enjoy your nap.

  30. Elizabeth Chint on June 21, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Gaming "journalism" died for me when they started bringing nonsense politics and writing bs pieces that really had nothing to do with the game they were talking about.

  31. Javon Younger on June 21, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    15:14 I think it’s more the idea that if you review a game, you should explore all of its mechanics even if you don’t find them particularly engaging. So hearing that she just glosses over something on a whim makes her review seem shoddy.

  32. Look-See 6288 on June 21, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    Dean Takahashi Exists still…

  33. Daniel's on June 21, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    Rowby could make a video of him eating and i would still watch all of it

    With rowby catboy fanart on my other monitor

  34. lil raph on June 21, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    That rpg game looks fun,what is it?,actually what are most lol

  35. Sniveleon on June 21, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Honestly I feel that since the deadlines exist at all kill most credibility that they can have. Whenever they have to get something out quick, people are automatically going to be skeptical as to whether or not the reviewer is genuine, or wants a big paycheck. If deadlines were way looser and there was no urgency to rush it then they would be easier to support. As are you really going to trust what someone says about a game when what they say comes out only a day or two a playable build comes out?

  36. AAGH on June 21, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    journalists who try (note: try) to do "creative writing" or go on some prose tangent are so, so bad. please take a writing class first

  37. Nullifier ♪ on June 21, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    15:41 No, i don’t think that is the reason and it’s also a bad analogy.

    Imagine you are a carpenter and you have a long history of crafting chairs. All your life you crafted all kinds of chairs for hobby, small cute chairs, big wide dad chairs, you are very into that and there is a huge community of chair builders you’re a part of and all of them are passionate about what they do.
    Now, imagine some dude who claims to be a carpenter journalist but don’t even know in which hand they hold their hammer and chisel to present a upcoming brand new balancing chair. They have a huge following base of people who listens and agrees to what he says because they think he’s credible and a great authority in chair building but instead the review he gives of the balancing chair is about how he couldn’t use it because he was sitting upsidedown trying to wave it with their hands on the ground and the feet in the neck rest, therefore new chair bad 1/10 – oh and by the way please add a hole so I can shit without leaving my comfort.
    The hobbists would feel completely stunned by the stupidity of the "journalist", get angry but ultimately have a great time laughing and also rocking the balancing chair.
    This is what gamers feel when people that should be credible in their reporting field write bad reviews.

  38. bradleysabre22 on June 21, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    what was the track used at the end white text slides? it sounds so familiar but i have a terrible musical memory that it cant possibly what i think it is. but also really enjoyed this vid rowby!!!

  39. wig on June 21, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    i bought life is strange true colours for the full price cuz of reviews and then was immediately disappointed

  40. Papersuit on June 21, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Thank you for recommending the "do not recommend Channel" button. The only way this practice will go away is if we as the consumer tells the company who practice it that we won’t listen and that the practice is leading to a loss in revenue.

  41. Noremak on June 21, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Anyone know what the game at 3:06 is?

  42. Lupo Grigio on June 21, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Let us remember that tlou2 was trash

  43. Amari Desu on June 21, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    Reviews of games can have very practical elements but if someone thinks the fall of video game journalism is that there’s too many "sjws" reviewing games then we’ve completely lost the plot.

    If we’re talking about headlines and the actual news reporting side of things then I’d agree much more. There’s been a weird trend of treating reviews as something that must be handled a certain way as if thats as applicable to a wider audience as we want to pretend it is.

    I hard disagree with your "new journalism" take – like I said above, games do not occupy the same world that a damn couch review covers. If we want to preview a game a let’s play does way better at this than a dry written review about features. I havent wanted or needed this in a decade. This kind of review has much better effect with a game play video.

    If i want to hear an opinion about a game, that’s when I look up reviews. Its so weird that in 2021 we’re acting surprised that there’s less "dry reviews"

    Do I think the feature list breakdown is needed? Yes. Does every games journo site need to do this? Fuck no, after one of those kinds of breakdowns I just want to know what someone thinks of a game. Is that journalism? No, no in any other sense. The issue with the games industry is that all we care about are info about games and opinions about games. This has been the whole thing since the inception of the modern games industry. It’s not "new journalism"

  44. Psychosocial on June 21, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    I believe gaming journalism should be objective and stick to the video game. Politics shouldn’t be mentioned unless it is a key aspect of the game, and if that’s the case, the authors politic views should not interfere with the review, nor should they use them to sway people towards or away from the game. If I read a review, I wanna see how the game feels and whether it’s worth buying.

  45. Milenier on June 21, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    hey it’s good you are addressing this. there are as with content on internet some better, some worse (also nice bo burnham references lol). and there has been considerable decline in video game critiques genuinity.

    still ill rewatch this multiple times to really gain the full understanding. ya know my brain is flat.

  46. leelo on June 21, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Can someone make a full version of the eledersscrols song (like "it just works")

  47. Ayden Munoz on June 21, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    I hate clickbate]

  48. Grape on June 21, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    6:59 *is that an omori reference?!*

  49. potato of doom on June 21, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Can’t wait to get off work and watch this

  50. Ghost Lee Mann on June 21, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    2 uploads in a month? amazing

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