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VG247
VG247 logo (2021-present).svg
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Type of site: Gaming news blog
Language: English
Italian
Polish
Turkish
Created by: Patrick Garratt
Owner: videogaming247 Ltd.
Date of launch: February 1, 2008
Status: Active


VG247 (stylized as VG24/7) is a video game blog published in the United Kingdom, founded in February 2008 by industry veteran Patrick Garratt. CNET blog Crave ranked it as the third best gaming blog in the world.

Why It Sucks

  1. Just like most game journalist sites, the writers are anti-GamerGate and also anti-gamer in general.
  2. One writer called gamers "loons" during a review of Watch Dogs 2.
  3. One writer insulted the Devil May Cry fanbase for not liking the reboot. Especially now there is a canon fifth game in the series.
  4. The writers mock their own audience multiple times. They also stated that video game developers should not listen to their fans even though companies like CD Projekt Red has built a very solid relationship between fans and developers and Rockstar Games defending their own fans from the controversies related to their own games.
  5. They defended Battlefield V against negative criticism and have even advocated for more forced-in diversity.
  6. The writers also attacked apolitical video game writer Chris Avellone for going against the notion of "all entertainment is political."
  7. Theyhave several instances of violating FTC rules.
  8. The writers will not take criticism ironically when GOG.com called out anti-GamerGate journalists and corruption within the video game industry. As a result, VG247 stopped supporting GOG.com.
  9. They do not know a majority of games. They once got Uncharted 2 confused with 'Uncharted 4, to the point where Sony forced VG247 to apologize. Even Niel Druckmann was extremely annoyed with them as well.
  10. The deputy editor has insulted and mocked a transgender person on Twitter over a review of Dishonored 2, which led to a backlash against VG247.
  11. The writers did a horrible job interviewing the creator of Yakuza and they attacked pro-GamerGate website Niche Gamer for doing a better job of the interview and they also had to attack them for being fans of Yakuza as well.
    • They even endorse violence against anybody who disagrees with them politically.
  12. They attacked Ubisoft for their apolitical stance on developing games, as they attacked Ghost Recon for its lack of political message.
  13. Hypocrisy runs rampant as the writers were happy for Mortal Kombat 11 to be on Evo but not Dead or Alive 6.
  14. They also enjoy bashing Japanese games as well too.
  15. The writers are really greedy, as they attack anybody who uses Adblock.
  16. They also falsely accused r/KotakuinAction of hacking into Kirk Mceand's Twitter.

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