Is the gaming media Establishment rotten to the core and in need of being destroyed, or is it merely misguided and in the need of guidance, encouragement and dialogue? If you think it’s the latter, you might indeed feel that ethics policies and more disclosure will represent a crucial step forward – if you think the former is the case (like I do) you’ll probably just view that sort of thing as mere window dressing, not representing any sort of REAL change. Disclosures don’t prevent gaming “journalists” from shilling games made by their friends – it just means they disclose it in a throw-away sentence, maybe at the very end of the article. Ethics policies certainly don’t prevent gaming sites from pumping out SJW propaganda.
Nintendo finally fired SJW Alison Rapp yesterday, weeks after the scandal regarding her defense of pedophiles and support for child porn possession decriminalization erupted. Nintendo denies this was the reason she was fired, instead citing a second job of hers that conflicted with their corporate image (seems she was doing lewd and sometimes nude photos on the side, some even included Nintendo hardware). Still, it’s hard to believe that the PR Nightmare her pedophilia-related comments represented for the company didn’t make them actively look for an excuse to fire her.