Greg Miller’s terrible IGN review of Dead Space 2
As a site that spends much of its time critiquing games journalism I can’t believe I missed this.
I’m not going to critique Greg’s writing. In some ways there’s no need to. Anyone literate, (heck, anyone who can read) can see how poorly written it is. Instead, here’s a timeline of how the whole thing went down.
First off, here’s the original awful, awful review
From here Reddit (and others) went into overdrive, ridiculing Miller’s writing style.
Miller responded on his blog somewhat obliviously. In doing this he made two mistakes. First of all, he somehow was unaware of the existence of social bookmarking sites in general and Reddit in particular despite their relevance to IGN, gaming and the internet as a whole. Secondly, he goaded Reddit into a response, claiming their criticism had not been clear enough. What followed was epic.
The first response went like this, a critique on gamesjournos.com. Caustic enough, but what was to follow would be infinitely worse for Miller
With unbelievable attention to detail, a literate and somewhat curmudgeonly individual went through the whole review and critiqued every aspect, then highlighted the errors in bright, red, fuck-you comments. A victory then for those who demand better quality in writing when it comes to our beloved hobby.