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Edited by leighmurBJJ: 8/20/2014 12:45:23 AM

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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  • Edited by FoMan123: 8/19/2014 11:14:59 PM
    I'm not expressing any opinion on the article (and to be clear, newbies, I do NOT work for Bungie -- I'm just a community member like you), but I see that some other folks have touched on an important fact and wanted to expand on that more clearly: Forbes is not a journalism website. It is a news aggregator and blog site. Despite the font and official-looking headline, this "article" is actually this guy's blog -- and to be clear, anybody can become a Forbes blogger as long as their [url=]application is accepted[/url]. Forbes bloggers are paid based on [url=]how many clicks their articles get[/url], and they [url=]work independently with very little oversight or guidance from Forbes itself[/url]. That's why you see lots of clickbaity-type headlines and tons of spelling/grammar errors in these articles. This creates a strong incentive to create inflammatory articles that users pass around forums like these so that everyone clicks on them, and there is no system in place designed to ensure the accuracy or truth of the content. The articles generally reflect some level of expertise in the subject matter, but some bloggers try harder to get traffic than to present well-reasoned opinions. Once again -- I'm not saying that's what this guy is doing at all (in fact, I have not even read the whole article yet), but I think it's important that you not call this "journalism." This is blogging, and some bloggers may be more incentivized to draw traffic to their article than to engage in solid journalism. So take that as you will, but hopefully that provides some perspective here.

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