Posted Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 06:30 AM PST by Brian Hoss
Game news giant accused of anti-Nintendo agenda over interview involving upcoming eShop title 'Two Brothers.'
In a sequence of events undoubtedly embarrassing to all parties involved, NotEnoughShaders.com printed an article entitled Gaming Journalism versus Nintendo, the thrust of which framed a promotional interview given by 'Two Brothers' developer AckkStudios as being aggressively pushed by the interviewer in an attempt to "bash Nintendo's indie policies." The article then went on to state the lack of anti-Nintendo statements in the answers as being the reason for the interview not yet being published.
The article went to some length to not directly name the site under accusation. These lengths included naming several major game news sites as not the site in question.
The devastating nature of article combined with the author's personal involvement with initially helping the 'Two Brothers' Kickstarter become a project for the eShop lead to some sensation.
One of those who took note was Jason Schreiner over at Kotaku who then went to press identifying himself as the interviewer and giving his reasons for not yet publishing the interview, which was published along with his response to this situation.
In Shreiner's article on the issue, he states that calls to AckkStudios and to the accusing article's author did not bring a reconciliation on the subject with the studio stunned by the association to negative press.
Ultimately, the original article is no longer available on NotEnoughShaders.com, but has been preserved by NeoGAF. NotEnoughShaders.com currently has a statement up entitled 'Regarding Today's Events,' which would seem to represent their stance on the happenings.
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