Discussion: DoritoGate – where do you stand?


Ever since the article questioning the nature of PR and games writer relationships broke last week countless websites have spouted their opinions (including us). We want you to weigh in and tell us your thoughts. Is this something that needs to change or is it all just hot air?

Does the industry need a make over? What do you think?

For those of you who may have missed it, here is a link to the article which started it all.


In the article Eurogamer talks about the ever changing and blurry line between games writers and their PR counterparts. It looks at the perception of impropriety and notions of compromised integrity, consciously or otherwise, by freebies, merchandise, boozy events and lavish junkets. We discussed it at great length on this week’s podcast (found here).

Have a read of the information, think about where you stand and let’s start a discussion!

Since this is an opinion based discussion, there is no right or wrong answers.

Please refrain from insulting people or trolling, comments that do so WILL be removed.

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Joshua Philpott

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Games writer, podcaster and tech wizard. Obsessed with obscure horror films, crazy gadgets and caffeine. Passionate, argumentative and open minded. Freelance writer and co-founder rawDLC.

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  • Bagmup

    I dont think game writers should accept any type of swag. No wait, publishers shouldn’t be offering any type of swag… I’m sure 99% of writers are honest and can’t be bought but where there’s temptation…

    And Dave, Josh and Nathan, i may joke and insinuate that i think the swag you guys get may influence your reviews but it’s all in good fun.

    Much Homo Love…Baggy.