My Thoughts Exactly
“The quote [in the link below] is funny because it typifies so much of what’s wrong with “reporting” at E3. First, we’ve got to give credit to the anonymous blogger who at least recognized the need to remain calm and somewhat even-keeled: good job. You recognized that you were there to provide coverage and to keep a level head about you, even as the company on the stage did their best to inundate you with trickery designed to sweep you off your feet. For that, you deserve recognition.
It’s unfortunate, however, that many members of the E3 “press” failed to quell their enthusiasm. I now recall in embarrassment the hoots and yells that routinely break out at E3 press conferences, particularly the Nintendo conference. Such ad-hoc outbursts of passion are appropriate at a pep rally, or at an Evangelical telethon, but they’re completely out of place in a room that’s supposedly full of members of the press (wouldn’t be much of a press conference without press there, would it?).
Why do press allow themselves to get carried way past the point of no-return, past the junction of logic and reason, to the point that they’ve lost all rational ability to see the hype for what it is?”
And i’m the crazy one…
“Polite clapping for Nintendo is quite enough, fanboys”. [Full article]