IGN have a lets just say a less then admirable reputation with reviews and such. So when the news broke that IGN bought Humble bundle it was a bit of a shock. Is it a way to get into our good graces or something else? Well we all can agree that IGN are just a pack of corporate wankers. More worried about getting cum stains on their suits rather than giving decent reviews. All jokes aside I’m more skeptical about this. As Humble bundle have proven time and again that they are great.
Now before you all get angry I’m not discrediting the things that Humble bundle have done in fact I fully support their work. But here is what worries me in a report by Gamasutra they said that they would have “Some degree of support from IGN”.
IGN will be more bias towards Humble Bundle produced games. Or games that Humble bundle put in their bundles. IGN’s vice president Mitch Galbraith in Polygon’s article has said “Editorial integrity is something we take very seriously at IGN, and I am confident that we will strike the right balance when it comes to our coverage of Humble Bundle and the games they sell. Our readers and customers have always come first — and that won’t change.”.
That has yet to be seen nor is it something I agree with. With that said if things go well for Humble bundle then more power to them. I hope the continue doing great things for charity and indie devs. Honestly I think its awesome what Humble bundle are doing and I hope it goes on for years to come. It just sounds like IGN have some other motive, something nasty as we’ve seen huge companies buy out small companies and they kill them off.
So in short I’m worried about Humble bundle and cautious about IGN’s motives. Though if by some miracle IGN aren’t a pack of corporate wankers. And do good things with this then that can only mean good things. But until then I shall remain skeptical about this whole situation.
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