That does look a lot like Ellen Page in The Last of Us. Safe to assume she’ll be voicing the female character? No.
It was speculated by Naughty Dog fans following the game’s unveil at the VGAs over the weekend that the Inception and Juno actress would be involved.—
VG247, Johnny Cullen: Ellen Page not involved with The Last of Us, Enslaved design lead on board [Dec 12th, 2011]
I don’t think anybody who suggested that Ellen Page was in The Last of Us - myself included - was making the suggestion seriously, but thanks for the tip, JoCul.
Kotaku: “Gamers Pepper Sprayed During Black Friday “Competitive Shopping”, November 25th, 2011
DToid: ‘Black Friday shoppers Pepper sprayed Walmart game section”, November 25th, 2011
VG247: “Gamer pepper-sprayed in Black Friday sale”, November 25th, 2011
Take the lucky coincidence that the person(s) involved in this incident play/are aware of/wanted to buy discounted videogame merchandise out of the equation, and would this be “news” worthy of covering on a gaming site?
The answer is, shockingly, no. Not at all. It’s not even really news whatsoever.
Would a few unruly mainstream shoppers at an isolated store who happen to be slobbering over the chance to pick up some overly promoted discounted Blu-rays or DVDs, and then getting into a minor shopping altercation in that medium’s accompanying section, be all over the web’s various film and TV/entertainment sites?
Probably not. It’s not a pressing matter of any widespread significance, even with the faux CONTROVERSY ZOMG HEADLINES! In fact, I’m quite surprised the L.A. Times made as big of a deal out this as they did. It’s not even under their Entertainment tab; it’s just ‘Local Breaking News’.
This kind of shit is not surprising in the slightest, and happens every year — and not exclusively pertaining to videogames. Retailers should honestly be ashamed of themselves for promoting, and by association, encouraging this ongoing clusterfuck of nonsense.
I long for the ending of the practice of sites — be they gaming or not — tripping over themselves on a slow day to pick out any pseudo-relevant bit of info, from an otherwise unrelated topic, to concoct an unneeded article.
Take the weekend off and eat your goddamn leftovers. Christ. Those ad clicks will be back on Monday.
Plunkett, Sterling and Cullen - the three most common offenders of “posting vaguely gaming-related not-news bullshit as if it were relevant gaming news”. Nicely done, boys.
A List of Recently Stolen Content on The Hip Hop Gamer Show Website
I’ve since spoken to Hip-Hop Gamer about this subject. Click here for more details.
I’ve gone through the content posted on HipHopGamerShow.com over the last two weeks (basically anything posted to their site from August 25th to today). Here’s a list of every article I’ve seen that appears to have been stolen from another source.
This list doesn’t include non-gaming related articles like this one, nor does it include instances where a press release has simply been copy-pasted into an article (although obviously that’s a bit shit as well). However it does include gaming-related items lifted from non-gaming news sources like ABC News 10.
- Sledgehammer boss wants to develop Modern Warfare 4 [Original source: Gamerzines]
- DICE: We reuse Memory on PS3; HUD Rendered last [Original source: GamingBolt]
- Borderlands 2 Interview with Jeramy Cooke [Original source: N4G]
- Batman: Arkham City’s New Game + Delivers Tougher Bosses, Thugs + More [Original source: ArkhamCity.co.uk1]
- Modern Warfare 3 Interview With Mark Rubin & Jason Ades [Original source: Cheat Code Central]
- Modder creates Xbox 360/PS3 combo console [Original source: SideQuesting2]
- “No, BF3 doesn’t have a shot of outselling MW3.” – Michael Pachter Interview [Original source: Gamezone]
- Massive Video Game Sales at Amazon [Original source: Gamer Gaia]
- Cliffy B Claims Gears 3 DLC Will Be ‘More Than Just Multi-PlayerMaps’ [Original source: Botchweed3]
- It Sounds Like the Next Duke Nukem Game will be Better and will be Revealed ‘Soon’ [Original source: “kotkau”4]
- John Madden on ‘Madden NFL 12′ and the upcoming NFL season [Original source: ABC News 10]
- DICE: Don’t worry about Battlefield 3 on console [Original source: VG2473]
- Halo 4 Warthog makes appearance in Forza 4 [Original source: The NPCs]
- More on Spotting, Music in Multiplayer and BF3 Soundtracks – DICE Talks Sound Design [Original source: MP1st.com]
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim DLC will be timed exclusive for Xbox 360 [Original source: Examiner]
- Valve: MS needs to be “comfortable” in opening up Xbox Live [Original source: VG247]
- Capcom Reveals Massive Changes Coming To SSFIV: AE [Original source: The Sixth Axis]
1 This one’s a bit different in that the Hip Hop Gamer linked the original ArkhamCity.co.uk post as “SOURCE”, not his usual “shoutout to…”, however the actual “quoted” text has still been posted inline with no indication that it was written by anyone other than HHG.
2 Hip Hop Gamer cites the creator of the combo console as “The Original Source”, but gives his customary “shoutout” to SideQuesting, whom he lifted the body text from.
3 ”Shoutout” links to the original source’s front page, not to the original article. I’ve linked to the article for ease of comparison.
4 HHG misspells “Kotaku” and attempts to link to their front page, however the link is broken and takes you to HipHopGamerShow.com’s “Page Not Found” error. Also of note: Kotaku’s content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which means their articles can be disseminated provided the source is properly attributed. However, whether or not a “shoutout” consisting of a broken URL and a misspelt site name counts as proper attribution is perhaps worth discussing.
Remember, the Hip Hop Gamer has Google Ads on his page. If your work has been stolen then he’s making money off of your work. You may want to consider filing a DMCA Complaint with Google Ads.