EA pissed off at false Dead Space 4 story fabricated by site
EA’s Peter Moore has taken to the comments section of GamesIndustry.biz and has actually blasted Videogamer which had allegedly created a false rumour about Dead Space 4.
It could be Videogamer’s sources but they did ask EA for a comment and they refused, and the whole thing could have been avoided if the company did comment when asked.
The executive seemed absolutely livid and this is what he had to say:
“Standard, shoddy website journalism recipe, born out of a desperate need to increase click-thru rates to support advertising revenue,” he wrote.
“Fabricate a story using an “unnamed source”, post it first thing in the morning, add the letters” EA” to the story (oh, and link it to micro-transactions – always a fan favourite) and then stand back and enjoy the vitriol which you turn into revenue. Rinse and repeat…”
Well, we won’t comment on the story or Moore’s comments anymore since this is a third-party thing.