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Destructoid – Johhny Rotten isn’t a GH3 fan

posted on November 29th, 2007 by jay

Johnny Rotten hates Guitar Hero 3!!!! It’s all right here in this article!

Except he doesn’t say he hates it, he says he loves it. Then he says it doesn’t teach you how to be a rockstar and thats a GOOD thing because pursuing fame and fortune is stupid. Punk rock is not exactly about the bling.

So why does Destructoid have the story entirely wrong? Because they, like many other internet journalists, get their news stories from internet forums, namely NeoGAF. The problem with this is two fold. First there is the standard who is the source, how reliable are they, blah blah blah stuff. Then there is the equally important reading comprehension, and required will power to read the second post of a thread you are using as a news source.

It doesn’t hurt to read the whole thread, either. That way you can see bits like the original poster saying – “Yeah, I totally misunderstood what he said. I feel like a douchebag.”

Hour later update (I changed the name of the post to reflect this new information) –
To be fair to Destructoid, the time stamp on the comments under the article imply the post may have actually come before anyone on NeoGAF picked it up. It’s very possible the forum poster saw this incorrect news on Destructoid then posted it in a forum. If that’s the case, I apologize to Destructoid for implying they get news stories from forums. They don’t need forums to get stories completely wrong.

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