I just wanted to make sure you guys knew that, since apparently a part of the fabric of the gaming press is reporting on what Peter Molyneux is thinking everyday. I get that the guy is a snide quote factory, and I'll grudgingly accept that he's a kind of industry icon, but perhaps now is the time to remember that old idiom "if you don't have anything nice to say, you probably shouldn't write an acceptance speech for the Grammy's". And more importantly, "if it's not interesting, don't publish it on your website, or else you die".
|Wait, shit, didn't I just say I don't report his quotes?|
This is prompted by the second Molyneux quote about not being impressed with Nintendo that's made the rounds in the past month. Why, as Molyneux's PR person, do you keep putting out the exact same quote, and why, as a blog editor, do you publish the exact same "story" about him saying the exact same things? On the PR side of the equation, it makes the guy look like a jealous asshole, and on the news side, it makes your site look like trite flame bait with the typical tabloid excuse of "it's our responsibility to give the people what they want".