IGN continues to Fumble Funding Facts

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IGN continues to Fumble Funding Facts

Postby Axm » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:35 am

So naturally I've been listening to alot of the major gaming podcasts out there, trying to hear for mention of Shenmue 3 announcement opinions and if anyone in the gaming press are actually promoting it out there for us.

To my absolute disgust, I came across this..
This just came out only 5 days ago. Well after many sites started correcting themselves.

Start at exactly the 15:50 mark.

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Disappointing right? We continue to have some major outlets like IGN make gaffs on the facts with information coming from lord knows who's anus..

So I decided to send IGN a feedback news correction email.
In it I wrote:

Axm to IGN wrote:Recently on Game Scoop episode 349, starting at 16:00
Mr. Justin Davis made some major errors in stating:
"It's obvious Sony is funding the game. We actually know that now. 95% of the funding is coming from Sony. Why are people still donating to the kickstarter?"

This is not only false but it is extremely damaging mis-information that Yu Suzuki has publicly corrected numerous times now and other gaming news organizations have already corrected themselves on aswell.

"funds are going strictly to Ys Net for development of Shenmue 3 — Sony and Shibuya Productions are not seeing a cent of your Kickstarter dollars."
http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/24/884210 ... -yu-suzuki

For more information on this, visit the official kickstarter page.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ys ... ts/1273833

Request: Please have it be known in a news article that the Shenmue 3 kickstarter is still very important and Sony is not funding "95%" of development costs. Sony are only funding through marketing and 3rd party support in the PS4 version.
"A majority of developement costs are coming from individual kickstarter backers." (Yu Suzuki, Famitsu Jun.17)

Thank you.


I suggest you all do the same as I did using this link.
http://www.ign.com/support/editorial?category=feedback

We need to not have a major gaming news source like IGN with millions of viewers continue to miss-inform the public.

If you know any other means of contacting them directly please do it as I will continue to try and get a response out of them on this. Collectively we have a better chance at trying to break through to them and having them run an actual article stating the facts.

Thank you.

and yes in the title of this thread I used 3 F's on purpose because its.. fun
Last edited by Axm on Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:25 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: IGN continues to fumble funding facts

Postby Reprise » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:53 am

You can't spell ignorant without IGN... smh

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Re: IGN continues to fumble funding facts

Postby Yokosuka » Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:08 am

95 % ? First misinformation, now invention ?

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Re: IGN continues to Fumble Funding Facts

Postby BlueMue » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:07 am

Wow, this is way beyond wrong. Where did they come up with this? 95%...
Well I sent them a message too just now. Maybe it won't do much but I feel better having tried it.
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Re: IGN continues to Fumble Funding Facts

Postby ConanTheKing » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:08 am

Wow, I responded to them. I would hope they apologise but they probably will not.

I dislike IGN, they are so slow with their news, post the wrong stuff at times and don't seem to have any review standards.
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Re: IGN continues to Fumble Funding Facts

Postby 81Zero » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:37 am

ConanTheKing wrote:I dislike IGN, they are so slow with their news, post the wrong stuff at times and don't seem to have any review standards.


I'm not a fan of most gaming news sites but they are edging towards useless now. Hopefully they correct what they said but I doubt it.
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Re: IGN continues to Fumble Funding Facts

Postby killthesagabeforeitkillsu » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:01 am

So, they pulled the 5% number out of their ass and ran with it. Am I supposed to believe Sony will drop $80M to $100M on Shenmue?
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Re: IGN continues to fumble funding facts

Postby Sonoshee » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:09 am

Reprise wrote: You can't spell ignorant without IGN... smh


:lol:

Bunch of muppets for sure, never paid much attention to that site if I'm honest.
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Re: IGN continues to Fumble Funding Facts

Postby GT-Racer » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:19 am

I have lost all faith in IGN, nowadays.
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Re: IGN continues to Fumble Funding Facts

Postby johnvivant » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:05 am

"It's obvious Sony is funding the game. We actually know that now. 95% of the funding is coming from Sony. Why are people still donating to the kickstarter?"


thoughtless statements like this make me so sad. if gaming journalism is his career then why doesn't he check his facts before saying anything. :???:
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Re: IGN continues to Fumble Funding Facts

Postby KidMarine » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:06 am

Games """""""""""""""journalism"""""""""""""""

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Re: IGN continues to Fumble Funding Facts

Postby GT-Racer » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:32 am

myshtuff wrote: Fact checking? In mainstream journalism?!!? WHAT ARE YOU CRAZY?


No wonder when you bring morality to politics, the joke's on you.
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Re: IGN continues to Fumble Funding Facts

Postby James Brown » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:15 am

Honestly, it's no fucking surprise the kickstarter has grinded to a hault when these supposively big gaming news websites and people read a tabloid style headline and speak of it as the gospel truth. It's just harming the campaign and it's beyond a joke.
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