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    Old 01-29-2013, 05:03 PM
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    [url]http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/01/29/help-beta-test-pc-gamers-new-website-feature/?mtc=comment-360136#comment-360136[/url]

    Now this all seems well and good, but does it not raise the question of impartiality and journalistic integrity when a source of disemmination becomes too close to its subject matter?

    (edit, and yes, I see the irony in having a steam link in my sig (ony there for the BB thing, but I am not holding myself up to be a paragon of gaming trust and objectivity).
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    Old 01-29-2013, 05:53 PM
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    They are only using the statistics from Steam. I don't see it being any conflict of interest.
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    Old 01-29-2013, 06:04 PM
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    they are adding a feature that may interest games, where is the problem?

    this is like saying Valve should of stuck to games and never made Steam.
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    It seems like PCGamer is benefiting from Steam, something which as a journalistic magazine should be impartial from.

    Not the end of the world by any means but still something to consider.
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    they are adding a feature that may interest games, where is the problem?

    this is like saying Valve should of stuck to games and never made Steam.
    Good journalism remains impartial. If they get tied up with something and both organizations have an agenda to push then problems can arise.
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    PCGamer are tied to future and by extension, CVG. This is nothing in comparison.
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    Yeah, they're taking advantage of the In built data gathering capabilities of what is arguably the biggest platform in pc gaming.

    Now, this is IMMEDIATLEY qualified by assuming there's not trade off in the acquisition of this data, but I see no immediate conflict of interest.

    And let's be honest, valve games generally don't need help to look good...
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    [url]http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/01/29/help-beta-test-pc-gamers-new-website-feature/?mtc=comment-360136#comment-360136[/url]

    Now this all seems well and good, but does it not raise the question of impartiality and journalistic integrity when a source of disemmination becomes too close to its subject matter?

    (edit, and yes, I see the irony in having a steam link in my sig (ony there for the BB thing, but I am not holding myself up to be a paragon of gaming trust and objectivity).
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    Now, this is IMMEDIATELY qualified by assuming there's not trade off in the acquisition of this data, but I see no immediate conflict of interest.
    The Steam Community API is available to [url=http://steamcommunity.com/dev]anyone who asks for it[/url], so I don't think there would be.
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    I don't care, I'm in the charts with a rocket! (number 10 to be honest, but still...)
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