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Virtual Legality Episode 251

Scandal! Did IGN Force Reporters to Publish Falsehoods?

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Former IGN employee Mitch Dyer has come out with an explosive set of allegations against the games journalism giant (or, more specifically, its former management).

Among these claims, Mr. Dyer asserts that his bosses ordered the inclusion of specific unverified facts regarding Amy Hennig's Departure at Naughty Dog, including the fact that she was forced out by then directors Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley...and all under Dyer's byline.

There's a lot to consider here.

Not the first IGN scandal we've discussed, but it would be great if it were the last seen...in Virtual Legality.

#IGN #Scandal #NaughtyDog


Discussed in this episode:

"Solidarity with my IGN coworkers..."
Tweet - June 23, 2020 - Mitch Dyer (@MitchyD)
https://twitter.com/MitchyD/status/1275457947955613697

"Uncharted PS4 Writer Amy Hennig Leaves Naughty Dog"
IGN - May 1, 2017 (updated) - Mitch Dyer
https://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/05/uncharted-ps4-writer-amy-hennig-leaves-naughty-dog

"Thanks Mitch."
Tweet - June 23, 2020 - Bruce Straley (@bruce_straley)
https://twitter.com/bruce_straley/status/1275486481683894272

"Wow, dude."
Tweet - June 23, 2020 - Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann)
https://twitter.com/Neil_Druckmann/status/1275461475235061760


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