Not typically seen amongst reputable figures in the sphere of gaming media, a sarcastic call out from IGN reviews editor Dan Stapleton over a misquoted IGN Titanfall score incited something of a twitterstorm, with supporters of both camps getting their feelings heard too.
The misquote? An 8.9/10 turning into a 9/10. Silly, no?
It started quite innocently, with Youtuber Angry Joe gauging his followers’ opinions on the release of the up and coming Watch_Dogs game – that is, before IGN’s Stapleton provoked the situation:
The two threw verbal shots at one another for hours, with the true reasoning behind the argument seeming quite laughable:
Eventually the feud started to boil down, but not before the two had dealt a sizable blow to their dignity:
Fortunately, the pair sorted out their issues through direct messages and the issue was laid to rest:
Granted, looking at the issue from the perspective of IGN, they have been misquoted. While the difference of .1 in a score may seem trivial, Dan does explain that it takes it up to a different tier of praise – something IGN does not think it deserves.
However, to openly come out on a social networking site such as Twitter and start an argument like that is farcical, especially for somebody in Stapleton’s position. His desire to protect the sanctity and integrity of his reviewers aside, a public display of malice is not the way to go about it.
Do you think they were right to publicly trade blows, or was it an embarrassing display for both parties?
Credit to Beer and Joysticks for the heads up!