It has been rather tough times for IGN as of lately. I mean, it´s been about a week since it became clear that IGN Spain plagiarized RPG Gamer´s review of “The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel” (plagiarization is never alright). Sure, that little “incident” has been sorted out since last week. However, just the other day I noticed something rather strange on Youtube. Long story, short. I was enjoying a GTA5 gameplay video, and suddenly I had a Quantum Break Xbox One ad shoved in my face. Don´t get me wrong now. Normally, I have no problems with video game ads and such, but in the case with IGNs pre-roll ad on. The line between editorial and advertising is pretty much none existing. And as it all turns out, I was not the only one who felt somewhat concerned and uneasy by IGN´s video ad:

I´m of course aware of the fact that “some” people might just shrug and shake their heads at this. However, I think it´s very important to think about the ethics aspect of this matter. And even though I´m not 100% certain whether or not IGN has made a media ethics breach. I still think that IGN´s video ad of “Quantum Break” is somewhat questionable, as I find it to be rather tasteless in terms of ethics (IGN is a video game news site, and still they do monetizing video ads on Youtube for a video game which they will review later on). Well, at least, in my opinion. And from what I saw that day (March 21st), most of the Twitter users who responded to Mark Brown´s (Editor of Pocket Gamer) tweet about IGN´s “Quantum Break” video ad, thought that the video was nothing more than a “100% advertising” kind of thing.

So, with that said. What do you guys and girls think about all of this? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!

Credit:
Mark Brown

Source:
IGN
Mark Brown

***Disclaimer***
This is a personal opinion of the writer, and it doesn’t necessarily represent the other writers (nor The Gaming Ground´s) opinions.

tgg author avatar robin ek
Robin “V-Act” Ek
The Gaming Ground
Twitter: @TheGamingGround

More by Robin Ek:

Tags: , , , ,

Nutaku booty calls 728px 90px banner

Save 3$ with our Play-Asia coupon code "thegg"

35 Comments ON " IGN´s questionable Quantum Break Xbox One Youtube ... "

TGG categories

Advertising spot

Help us stay alive

Patreon logo

Paypal

Patreon logo

Join our server on Discord

Discord

Advertising spot

nutaku booty calls 160 x 600 px banner

Advertisement

 

Play-Asia.com - Buy Games & Codes for PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U and PC / Mac.

 

 

nutaku booty calls 160 x 600 px banner

Recent posts

“TT Isle of Man - Ride On The Edge 2” is coming to the Nintendo Switch on May 14th, 2020

“TT Isle of Man - Ride On The Edge 2” is coming to the Nintendo Switch on May 14th, 2020

Press release: Lesquin, France, April 9, 2020 – Since its release on March 19, 2020 on PlayStation®4[...]
The Renaissance-themed adventure game "The Procession To Calvary" has just landed on Steam

The Renaissance-themed adventure game "The Procession To Calvary" has just landed on Steam

Press release: London, United Kingdom, April 9th, 2020 - Joe Richardson (the mind behind the critica[...]
The dungeon-crawler ARPG “Sword of the Necromancer”  is now fully funded via Kickstarter

The dungeon-crawler ARPG “Sword of the Necromancer” is now fully funded via Kickstarter

Press release: Barcelona, Spain. April 9th 2020. Grimorio of Games and JanduSoft are today super ha[...]
The tower defense/resource management game "Western Sigil" is coming to Steam in 2021

The tower defense/resource management game "Western Sigil" is coming to Steam in 2021

Press release: Smash The Code are today very excited and thrilled to announce that their upcoming We[...]
"Perfect World Mobile" has just launched its "HomeStead" update for iOS and Android

"Perfect World Mobile" has just launched its "HomeStead" update for iOS and Android

Press release: "Perfect World Mobile", a game for Android and iOS platforms, will receive an update [...]
The narrative escape game "Mad Experiments: Escape Room” is coming to Steam Early Access on April 16th

The narrative escape game "Mad Experiments: Escape Room” is coming to Steam Early Access on April 16th

Press release: Montreal Canada, April 6th, 2020, Play Together Studio and its founder Clement Marthe[...]

Our sponsors

Kinguin
Booty calls via Nutaku
TGG v2.4 © 2014 - 2019 *The Gaming Ground* all rights reserved
twitch icon youtube icon google plus icon twitter icon facebook icon rss icon
alexa
Privacy policy
TGG ethics policies