Because a lot of games journalism is pretty terrible, PSLS has recently featured a ton of articles repeatedly saying just how awful it is. We try not to talk about it too often, however, because, if we mentioned every bad example of games journalism (such as this article insisting that the PS2 plays Blu-rays), we’d have no space to bring you news. Instead, we only cover the big stories – and they really are stories – that have successfully managed to gain a huge amount of traffic and take over large aggregate sites.
Today’s naughty-step no-no to take the internet by storm comes from publication TheSilentChief, and has since been covered by numerous other sites like Examiner, GamingBolt, Gamepur and more. “CES 2013: Kaz Hirai Responds To PlayStation 4 Inquires” (yeah, it should be Inquiries) proclaims the title, fulfilling the golden rule of always putting PS4 in the header. So what does the head of Sony have to say about the PS4? Obviously, he spilled the beans on its price, launch date and line-up, right?
We’re very happy with the way that the PlayStation 3 has grown over the years. Obviously a lot of interaction with the PlayStation Vita as well. All of the gaming fans out there, you probably know that we don’t talk about future generation technologies until we’re ready to launch it in a big way.
Oh wait, yeah he said nothing. This is what is called a non-comment. A non-comment makes for a non-story. In France an editor would have said non to publishing this article. All they’re doing is wasting people’s times, misinforming those that just read titles, and degrading the industry, one article at a time.
With a new generation of consoles right around the corner, the amount of potential traffic out there is greater than ever. New and old gamers are feverishly Googling everything they can about the PS4 and 720, desperate for any new information. Sensing all the new blood, these sharks are circling, using any method they can to get attention, and they don’t care who they bite.
Stick to PSLS for more coverage of non-coverage as the year progresses.