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Edited by leighmurBJJ: 8/20/2014 12:45:23 AM
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Forbes and their terrible reporting

I can't stand Forbes' article on Destiny, and more specifically the writer of this article (Paul Tassi). This is some of the worst journalism I've seen outside of fox news in a long time. To start with, he is lacking in knowledge on the entire game. Bungie has stated you'll be able to carry your characters throughout the entire decade long experience, something he is completely unaware of (even though this information is readily available on a number of forums along with legitimate sources). Next he claims Destiny is an MMO. Regardless of whether you think it is or it isn't, that is an opinion and a point of contention (despite the fact that Bungie has claimed it isn't an MMO). He passes this off as a fact that isn't even remotely debated. The rest of the article is purely his opinion, which is something absolutely any single one of us can give. They're guys on forums more knowledgeable, well spoken, and who are capable of setting their biases aside, than this dipshit. Sorry, I just had to rant. EDIT: he specifically calls Destiny an MMO in his video. At roughly 25-35 seconds in
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  • What is Forbes doing talking about a video game anyway?
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    • Edited by theenigmawithin: 8/19/2014 5:40:28 PM
      Another one to look out for is Kotaku. That is some of the worst trash I've ever read. They did a piece after bungie invited people to play the devils lair and it was horrible. And today I read one where the author is assuming they'll be no story. Sad thing is he describes every freaking fps that's come out. He made his statements so vague and open to interpretation that he's not right or wrong. If Forbes pissed you off then stay away from this garbage lol. Back to Forbes, at least they put an update with Eric Osborne's Reddit reply at the bottom of the article. A lot of speculation about this game going around. Can't wait to see who is actually right. But for now most of this trash writing seems like it's to cause hyperbole. Sorry I just had to rant along side of you :-). I understand your frustration. Edit: sorry I was referring to a different Forbes article when I mentioned Eric Osborne.
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      • Edited by AnyOLName: 8/19/2014 6:08:43 PM
        Maybe it's because he uses proper grammar and punctuation, that you don't understand the journalist. Your lack thereof, says a lot about you and your reading comprehension.
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        • I've been hating Paul Tassi for a long time
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          • Good find Leigh. Were you able to comment on his article?
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            • i dont read forbes for this reason... passing off opinions as fact is also whats wrong with FOX but thats just a whole different bucket of worms...
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            • At least its not Fox News trying to say Destiny was made to corrupt kids minds.
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              • Wow. That is some shit reporting. Find Forbes' headquarters and burn it to the ground. With fire. And a nova bomb. And fists of havoc. And some golden gun shots.
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                • Edited by brenon45: 8/19/2014 6:07:06 PM
                  I... I.... I tried.... I tried to read that with out losing it.... [url=http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/attachments/e60-m5-e61-m5-touring-discussion/162630d1346022242-audi-mod-gone-wrong-good-laugh-dont-do-your-car-third-party-facepalm.jpg]I know most Review sites never do real research that most common youtubers can seem to find in 5 seconds of keyboard tapping on Google.[/url] ... but this... ... .... Forbes... come on... we expected more from you (I wasn't really).... Im going to Describe my feelings with links... you may look if to please your curiosity. [spoiler] http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/0/4355/1145798-941670_937204_facepalm_implied_super_super.jpg http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120922215052/creepypasta/images/a/ab/Jesus_facepalm.jpg http://www.gizmodo.fr/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Baby-Facepalm-by-Nianden.jpg http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/12/125241/3029894-7910473974-Facep.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_p0iepi291UE/TFCsRW3xFyI/AAAAAAAAABw/UAl1iyyNdbY/s1600/facepalm.JPG http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Zhnhq_exYt0/TUfUCzKs77I/AAAAAAAAAy0/XN9b4XHL4Pw/s1600/mission-failed+facepalm+demotivator.jpeg http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/14/145586/3029774-b74.jpg http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/338/d/3/spartan_facepalm_by_soundwavesuperior-d348h71.jpg[/spoiler] Update: more added.
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                  • Reporting what? From the title of the article, I can tell this was just an opinion piece. You're getting upset over nothing.
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                    • It's forbes. The only thing you will find there is highly pretentious/opinionated bull.
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                    • You're right about him not knowing much about the game, but he never actually claimed that Destiny was an MMO. All he said was that he wanted it to be more like an MMO.
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                      • Edited by SpaceDandy: 8/19/2014 6:12:58 PM
                        Hop off the hate on Fox News bandwagon, typical liberal brainwash tactics dude, you probably don't even know why you dislike them. You're probably going to respond with, "they claim to be balanced, but are so NOT balanced [lol]" in which case I would ask if you've ever watched or read Fox, at which point you'd say "...". EDIT: But I totally agree, the Forbes reporting on Destiny is obnoxious, and really embarrassing for them.
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                        • Wait why are people bashing on Fox News? That's where I go to get all my information. Just like how they always link murders and any other horrible accidents to videogames. Guys don't you see what's been going on for years!!! They are trying to save us! IN FOX WE TRUST!!! [spoiler]cough cough sarcasm cough cough[/spoiler]
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                        • [quote]This is some of the worst journalism I've seen outside of fox news in a long time.[/quote] Not possible. Fox News isn't even news, it's opinionated political based entertainment. But I get your comparison. This article is a close second.
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                          • The first time I read anything about games on Forbes was also the last. It was poorly written, ill informed, and generally lacking in information. Strangely enough, that was also a Destiny article... but it was from quite a while ago.
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                            • I agree with you that Tassi's work there is very poor. On the other hand, is he not inflating expectations and selling more copies of Destiny by confusing it as an MMO? Instead of being as clueless as he is, would you prefer he said, "Hey guys, the maximum number of players you will see in Destiny is 16, and that is in the Tower. That is why Old Russia looks so barren"? Many MMO players will buy Destiny because they think/hope it is an MMO. Many Halo players will buy Destiny because they think/hope it is Halo 4.5. Do you really want the gaming media to report the truth at this point?
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                              • If I didn't know better I would have thought o__________o wrote that article
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                                • That is the worst mobile site ever... of all time. Now on to its content. I agree with your rant it is indeed very opinionated with little to no research done. It annoys me also when people do that.
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                                • Edited by Kilo Juliett: 8/19/2014 7:23:04 PM
                                  It's worth pointing out that he doesn't work for Forbes. He is a contributor and this is an opinion article. [url=http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/pictures/the-5-most-dangerous-guns-in-america-20140714]This is what I would call bad journalism[/url]. Read the comments. Some are really funny.
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                                  • How could someone as a reporter be that stupid
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                                    • Well, it pretty plainly states that it's an OP-Ed piece from a contributor, not a Forbes employee. Also why are you getting so butt hurt from a video game review from a magazine that focuses on money and investing? You had to know it would be crap, [i]even if[/i] Forbes were to have an employee of theirs do the article, they are a money mag. Video games are quite a bit outside of their comfort zone.
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                                      • Edited by Tyger: 8/19/2014 7:50:58 PM
                                        I didn't even bother reading the article. It's already been confirmed that the 500 million dollar budget thing was false
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                                        • Why would Forbes know anything when it comes to video games? Prob the last source I would look to for any input on a video game.
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                                        • It is an MMO Massive multiplayer online It is massive it is multiplayer and it is online
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                                          • Forbes is great if you want to know the best bistro in the city to impress your future inlaws. Or what suit to wear if your trying close the Peterson account deal. This also assuming you partner Doesn't -blam!- it up. I don't you to loose the squash match Todd!!!
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