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dat1337vet
10-06-2009, 09:08 PM
http://steamcommunity.com/id/crecente
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197971958408
http://steamcommunity.com/id/geekonstun
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197998185934

Is it not enough that it is your job to play and talk about video games but on top of that you must receive hundreds of free games?

Even with hundreds of free games and it being their job to PLAY games these "video game journalists" don't even have anytime logged the past 2 weeks.

How is that fair it is crap like this which makes me want to [do not discuss piracy].

>X<
10-06-2009, 09:11 PM
Jealous much, go get a job at valve.

dat1337vet
10-06-2009, 09:14 PM
why work at Valve when I could make a ♥♥♥♥ty blog and be sent tens of thousands of dollars worth of free games for sitting on my ♥♥♥ all day

paratech2008
10-06-2009, 09:17 PM
Jealous? So Steam is generous, why should that bother you?

No, Steam never did anything "nice" for me, but hey, they're a business. I choose what to buy from them, and leave it at that... ;)

sciss0rz
10-06-2009, 09:51 PM
QQ .

bippukt
10-06-2009, 10:08 PM
why work at Valve when I could make a ♥♥♥♥ty blog and be sent tens of thousands of dollars worth of free games for sitting on my ♥♥♥ all day

Well, then do it. Become a respected blog or whatever so Valve considers you important enough to send you free games. I will even give you my best wishes and no ill will for getting free games.

Pythagoras
10-06-2009, 10:11 PM
http://steamcommunity.com/id/crecente
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197971958408
http://steamcommunity.com/id/geekonstun
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197998185934

Is it not enough that it is your job to play and talk about video games but on top of that you must receive hundreds of free games?

Even with hundreds of free games and it being their job to PLAY games these "video game journalists" don't even have anytime logged the past 2 weeks.

How is that fair it is crap like this which makes me want to

Because giving you a free game isn't going to help Valve sell more copies based on an online review.

Jesus, people want everything handed to them on a silver platter these days.

StingingVelvet
10-06-2009, 10:23 PM
http://steamcommunity.com/id/crecente
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197971958408
http://steamcommunity.com/id/geekonstun
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197998185934

Is it not enough that it is your job to play and talk about video games but on top of that you must receive hundreds of free games?

Even with hundreds of free games and it being their job to PLAY games these "video game journalists" don't even have anytime logged the past 2 weeks.

How is that fair it is crap like this which makes

What are you talking about? Of course people who write about games professionaly get test product, that has been true since gaming began. You want free games? Earn them by writng a blog people actually read.

The only thing that annoys me here is those people never even play on Steam. The console leanings of most videogame press are annoying.

Akudama89
10-06-2009, 10:26 PM
This thread should be renamed jealousy thread 101

Cedge
10-06-2009, 11:29 PM
They don't give press accounts to every schmuck with a blog that has 10 readers a week, OP. I believe that you have to apply for them, and demonstrate journalistic credentials. Press and journalists getting review copies is nothing new.

Cry some more! :p

Sarkie
10-07-2009, 04:43 AM
As with most forms of media, people review them. Therefore they will need copies of them to review.

This is how it works, whether you agree with it or not.