Da Ill One said:
I said they ALL pay for information... I didn't say every news story ever reported is paid for... do you have any evidence that sites you call credible like GI, IGN, Gamespot etc. don't pay for news stories? no you don't...
and who he fu*k is Jan Lee at Capcom?
And here you are making the same generalization again.
Generalizations of an entire industry, group of people, or anything is a very naive point of view. Stuff like this is usually from a cynical person.
Journalists have ethics. Especially those that work for publicly invested publishers such as IGN and Gamespot. sh*t like that is probably grounds for termination.
The Society of Professional Journalists has a broad outline that frowns upon reporting news for a favor or money.
Journalists should be free of obligation to any interest other than the public's right to know.
—Avoid conflicts of interest, real or perceived.
— Remain free of a.ssociations and activities that may compromise integrity or damage credibility.
— Refuse gifts, favors, fees, free travel and special treatment, and shun secondary employment, political involvement, public office and service in community organizations if they compromise journalistic integrity.
— Disclose unavoidable conflicts.
— Be vigilant and courageous about holding those with power accountable.
— Deny favored treatment to advertisers and special interests and resist their pressure to influence news coverage.
— Be wary of sources offering information for favors or money; avoid bidding for news.
Credibility is tainted from sources like this for a variety of reasons. If the info isn't out of free will, the chance of it being bullsh*t increases immensely.