How To Be The Bestest Journalism Ever

The recent coverage of Cyberpunk 2077 has got me thinking about what it takes to be a professional journalist in today's gruelling videogame world. But after much thought, I believe I've found the perfect formula.


  1. The Critical Drinker

    The Critical Drinker

    2 mesi fa

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    • barninja1


      Mese fa

      @walentaz He is doing what he has bashed others for and not finding out who someone is or has done. I get the point of this video and agree with it in most parts but Pierce is a gaming journalist, has been writing for years on multiple platforms, has degrees in journalism and plays video games a lot. Quick glance at her social media or even a proper google would of solved that. Shat the bed on that one Drinker.

    • Bitters


      Mese fa

      Oh dang, I thought it was some clever part of the review but I'll be damned. Looks like I'll be getting some new reading materials on payday!

    • Rex Everingham

      Rex Everingham

      2 mesi fa

      If only book 2 (the kindle version) was available on, because I can’t buy it from the provided link.

    • Ilya Rysenkov

      Ilya Rysenkov

      2 mesi fa

      Drinker forgot one more piece of advice: you should apply all this in real life to get a vaccine from stupidity if you suffer from it.

    • James Matthews

      James Matthews

      2 mesi fa


  2. William Moore

    William Moore

    2 giorni fa

    Drinker, what are your thoughts on an American president trying to inspire a coup?? A lot of Trump support fo someone who doesn't live here and see his effects. lol

  3. Mere C

    Mere C

    3 giorni fa

    Water isn’t just overrepresented in video games. It’s overrepresented in the real world. More than 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in the stuff. Dry land gets only 30%! If you care about equity and social justice, you’ll agree that this is NOT FAIR and must be STOPPED.

  4. T Brown

    T Brown

    5 giorni fa

    Imagine being so stupid that you criticize games like witcher 3 for having an all white cast even though its in Poland where the entire population is white, but when games like ghost of Tsushima have a all asian cast, its good, its just racist to have criticism like this considering how white people cant have diverse games in there continent but everyone else can? i would rather watch cats (furry the movie) for a week than read articles like this an polygon or kotaku

  5. The Ollon

    The Ollon

    5 giorni fa

    as much as I agree wiht thsi video, it's still funny that most sane people had given thsi game far lower scores than 7 ^^

  6. Fake Name

    Fake Name

    6 giorni fa

    I may be wrong, because I really like Jameson and Guinness, but isn't media that specifically focuses on sexuality instead of story

  7. Petrow Egynyolc

    Petrow Egynyolc

    6 giorni fa

    I'm kinda glad I grew up reading actual, printed gaming newspapers, where actual gamers wrote real articles about their actual gaming experiences, could put it into context and comparison to the other products of the industry and even had their independency so they could write a negative review about a big title if it actually turned out to be bad.

  8. Nick Schneider

    Nick Schneider

    7 giorni fa

    Only a thick armor of self-righteous ignorance could possibly deflect such a strong & sharp criticism. ...too bad they're all suited up.

  9. Jose Antonio Marrero Resto

    Jose Antonio Marrero Resto

    8 giorni fa

    Cyberpunk 2077 it’s a great game especially since the game it’s not woke, SJWS got mad because of it

  10. Sercil


    8 giorni fa

    It's not enough to not be a gamer. You must openly despise and antagonise gamers and all what they like. Now I know what you're thinking: "it's insane to hate your audience openly" What? You expected me to say anything else?

  11. chris macdonald

    chris macdonald

    9 giorni fa


  12. Tarron


    9 giorni fa

    That whole woke movement is just a different color of fascism. All extremes are bad. Equality is about tolerance and respect, not intolerance and discrimination.

  13. milcoll73


    10 giorni fa

    this word "journalism" you keep using. i do not think it means what you think it means.

  14. R B

    R B

    10 giorni fa

    This guy deserve his own talk show... but not in that woke-trash calked BBC aka Biased BullSh!t Corp.

  15. TheRaccInBlack


    11 giorni fa

    “Shiiiit. Hit the nail on the head, V.”

  16. CMDR F. Ravelli

    CMDR F. Ravelli

    11 giorni fa

    Hi, lately I´ve been watching some of your videos because i honestly enjoy them. In this one I´ve noticed that (@3:04) you include a pic and a comment driven by your political bias. Can you comment on that, please?

  17. Paul Connett

    Paul Connett

    12 giorni fa

    Drinker, I love how subtle your sarcasm is. That's one reason I'm a fan. It's amazing how many experts there are who know fxck all..

  18. Kenneth Selby

    Kenneth Selby

    12 giorni fa

    Preach the truth my hilarious, drunk friend! Still think Ghost of Tsushima should of won the golden joystick award.

  19. Sterling Archer

    Sterling Archer

    12 giorni fa

    In WAB we trust.

  20. g davis

    g davis

    12 giorni fa

    U never said shill. A glaring omission

  21. Ken Jensen

    Ken Jensen

    13 giorni fa

    New sjw game: Stunning and Brave. Start the game, instantly win. The end.

  22. Alexandre MONBAILLY

    Alexandre MONBAILLY

    13 giorni fa

    Hmm. In the end TLOU2 is an amazing & WORKING game. CP77 is pure shite.

  23. Deo Frutuoso

    Deo Frutuoso

    13 giorni fa

    Amen, Brudda. Keep up the good work. Careful though as they are going to cancel anyone who is a free thinker. Gotta drink the coolaide

  24. Nicholas Brakespear

    Nicholas Brakespear

    13 giorni fa

    I started writing for PC Zone magazine back in the day because I was highly vocal about games on the forums, and ended up playing left 4 Dead (the very first one) with one of the writers, until I was offered a sort of internship (meant they didn't have to pay me, which was good because Future Publishing was in the process of strangling them out of existence through budget cuts), which eventually led to freelance work. This included not only reviewing games... but I once did a couple of two-page spreads for the magazine about level design, in which I had taught myself, over the course of one month, to make levels for Left 4 Dead 2 and documented the experience, before putting the end result on the magazine's demo disc. I guess I represent the last generation of actual game journalists who were actual game enthusiasts - I got the job through gaming, and now here I am, working on my own indie title. Because it was always gaming that mattered to me. Somehow I don't see the current crop of journalists following this path. They probably won't even end up in PR, as many of the older generation of journalists did, because who in their right mind would want them promoting a game?

  25. Yong Yea

    Yong Yea

    13 giorni fa

    Story of my life....

    • gökdeniz geçit

      gökdeniz geçit

      9 giorni fa

      Shill down yong 🤣🤣

  26. mikeus69


    13 giorni fa

    So you like the orange man eh?

  27. cyber spark

    cyber spark

    14 giorni fa

    I would consider myself somewhat of an activist. But ya know where I'm going to go? on the streets. To the voting poles. Talking to the community. Places where you can actually make a difference. I'm not going to waste time throwing a bunch of pretentious lectures into video games or movies or the comics I write because those are an escape from busting your ass fighting the good fight. The extremism of "woke" culture is an insult to everyone who is trying to make a difference because it undermines everything we are trying to achieve.

  28. The Baron

    The Baron

    14 giorni fa

    I'm still playing and loving Cyberpunk to this day. The only thing I have noticed is how the world is literally propelling itself forward at an alarming rate towards the miseable corporate dystopia that it portrays!

  29. EleFunT


    16 giorni fa

    Taking my hat off to you sir

  30. Scott B

    Scott B

    16 giorni fa

    It's always nice to hear I'm not alone in my thoughts

  31. TheOkThx


    17 giorni fa

    I do find myself feeling nostalgic and missing the good old days reading a bgamer magazine with my friends with a cool review and we all getting super hyped about a game when internet wasn't really a thing, and these cancerous so called "journalists" didn't exist yet.

  32. Navjot Singh

    Navjot Singh

    17 giorni fa

    I'm confused where people get the notion that games journalists get paid heftily. I REQUEST anyone here who believes that to actually ask a freelance games journalist, or a games journalist for a small site about that. PLEASE DO. Even ALANAH freaking Pearce, former IGN, now writing for SANTA MONICA stated in one of her videos she worked for free for her first SIX MONTHS. Please, if you want to know ONE THING about games journalists, it's that there's not a lot of pay in the work.

  33. Scrill The beast

    Scrill The beast

    17 giorni fa

    >>> Status: normal human Objective: become a video game reviewer Initiating attempt #67: Failure Revaluation of the word “review” Choosing proper course of action: Changing status... >>> Status: politically correct journalist Objective: become a video game reviewer Initiating attempt #68: Success Revaluation of the word “correct”

  34. olawunmi popoola

    olawunmi popoola

    17 giorni fa

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  35. WinchesterKID -

    WinchesterKID -

    18 giorni fa

    Cyberpunk was review bombed because they couldn't let another game other than TLOU2 be the GOTY.

  36. Robert Witt

    Robert Witt

    18 giorni fa

    I love the humor about this, but we act this way because its relatively new. It will turn to anger. And then who knows.

  37. Dan Rogenstein

    Dan Rogenstein

    18 giorni fa

    C.D., you’re a journalist. And yet here we are, listening to your opinions. My dad always said about reviewers: find somebody who you tend to agree with and listen to them. I’m happily listening to you, but I don’t hate journalists and I don’t think they are inherently idiots (the real ones anyway)

  38. Boris Dorofeev

    Boris Dorofeev

    18 giorni fa

    I want Batman to be a paralyzed non binary woman of color in the next Arkham game. We NEED more representation in video games. Developers have to *try harder*.

  39. craZivn


    19 giorni fa

    Dear Mr. (or may I say, fellow) Drinker, I am not a religious person but if you were to start a church I would probably join it. Your weekly sermons would be the bomb.

  40. Charmander Gamer

    Charmander Gamer

    19 giorni fa

    I wish that ‘why is there so much water?’ Was a joke but on my god I am dying

  41. Wilson The Ball

    Wilson The Ball

    20 giorni fa

    Is there a name to this demented fairy land of yours? What happens there when someone doesn't just "Go Away Now"? (Reference to 'death by tea cup' scene in Chronicles of Riddick) I keep remembering this scene every time I reach the end of one of Drinker's vids and he says it. :D

  42. DatOneCommie IronGEAR

    DatOneCommie IronGEAR

    20 giorni fa

    to be honest, the "too much water" one was a valid critisim that was just worded poorly, what they meant was "The new plethora of pokemon is heavily based toward water types over others, which cause non-water pokemon players to get less out of the game." IIRC

  43. Burjis Azrael

    Burjis Azrael

    21 giorno fa

    Cyberpunk in the state it was released compared to what was promised, didn't really deserve any higher a score than 7/10 but this video was spot on!

  44. Bioweapon N

    Bioweapon N

    21 giorno fa


  45. Aniket Chahande

    Aniket Chahande

    22 giorni fa

    Just thankful that atleast someone covered this shit

  46. Edward Rivas

    Edward Rivas

    22 giorni fa

    Reeeeeeeeeeeeeee Lol I love this channel

  47. Jory Cassel

    Jory Cassel

    22 giorni fa

    This aged like milk.

    • gökdeniz geçit

      gökdeniz geçit

      9 giorni fa


  48. Michael Martinez

    Michael Martinez

    22 giorni fa

    This was a perfect roasting of SJW games journalists.

  49. Michael Newton

    Michael Newton

    23 giorni fa

    One "journalist" complained there were no trans characters... Firstly, the bartender (and street racer) you meet is trans. Secondly, it's 2077... Why would it even be obvious if someone were trans? Surely the technology exists to make basically anybody appear passing. CDPR could literally say "95% of the characters are trans", and you wouldn't know anyway, so wtf does it matter?

  50. Christian Reiter

    Christian Reiter

    23 giorni fa

    Well said, well said what is wrong with video game journalism etc.

  51. RedBird


    24 giorni fa

    That was magnificent.

  52. joshua moskovitz

    joshua moskovitz

    24 giorni fa

    Imagine if any of these loser woke journalists had to review the game postal. They'd be so offended they'd probably jump off a building. And I'm fine with that.

  53. Anarchist Black

    Anarchist Black

    25 giorni fa

    Genuine question. Why? What do they actually gain from this shit

  54. SpaceyGnat


    26 giorni fa

    The level design is horrible and the movement feels clunky. 10/10 game of the year material here.

  55. Tyrone Murray

    Tyrone Murray

    26 giorni fa

    Social justice warriors take over society and then all of entertainment dies ! Good work fuck heads

  56. Vojtěch Fišera

    Vojtěch Fišera

    27 giorni fa

    3:09 Everytime I am reminded of KingdomCome controversy, my sword gets sharper on its own...

  57. Tobe Nwabudike

    Tobe Nwabudike

    28 giorni fa

    I am detecting extreme amounts of sarcasm.

  58. TresTres


    28 giorni fa

    identity / grievance points are also a HUGE benefit for anyone wanting to do anything - in fact, merit can be thrown away altogether if you are lucky enough to possess such a privileged identity and generous enough to share the "virtue" of being in your presence with others who can bask in your identity and by pandering can achieve a small percentage of your worth

  59. Lowkey Arki

    Lowkey Arki

    28 giorni fa

    *Entertainment to escape reality exists* Journalists: this is bad cause it does not jam real world problems into the player's throats.

  60. Sterix


    Mese fa

    Critical Drinker for PM!

  61. Kafir Named Mutt

    Kafir Named Mutt

    Mese fa

    I'm actually fine with 'too much water' if that's a shortened way of saying the game has too much swimming(and swimming in video games SUCKS no matter how well they manage to get the controls down, even when you can navigate fine, it's just a fucking strain to get through)

  62. TheFly212


    Mese fa

    Oh I remember the good ole' days when you said you were "good at games" and you got challenged to a 1v1 on Grinder in Quake 3. And you either got good or got FUCKED up. Now I guess being "good at games" can be attributed to single player games and like twitcher streamer garbage.... Weird. I gotta go get a MMMMonster kill. Laters.

  63. Hubert J

    Hubert J

    Mese fa

    6:51 "people such as yourself are as difficult to remove from your parent companies as a dog in tick" XD haahhaha I really wanted to play Cyberpunk, but after I realised they were trying to discover/force what the world will look like in 2077 I decided to not support this idea, because in my opinion minorities are the worst yet they rule the world right now... This is going in very wrong direction.

  64. Dexter


    Mese fa

    Reminds me of the swear words called Feminist Frequency. Where the main antagonist FAS-nita Sarkeesnazism

  65. fallinegg


    Mese fa

    i never heard about journalism mode until now, wow and wtf actually

  66. Brian Lightfoot

    Brian Lightfoot

    Mese fa

    Activate cancel.exe Program activated.

  67. Yatagarasu-dono


    Mese fa

    And these same people are wondering why nobody is taking game journalism and comic books seriously anymore.

  68. Fuzzy Duo

    Fuzzy Duo

    Mese fa

    My sarcasm detection machine just exploded talking out 3 city blocks.

  69. loopdigga45


    Mese fa

    Thank you Sir..... You have managed to successfully articulate every grievance I have against journalists these days. It applies to everything not just games. I tip my hat to you.

  70. Lawrence Grott

    Lawrence Grott

    Mese fa

    Drinker you're so trusted to me I believed the first 30 seconds. I had to keep watching to know it was sarcasm😂😂😂

  71. averystorm


    Mese fa

    The activism virus is infecting everyone. Hell, I can remember a whole year ago when Jim Sterling was a real journalist, and not a BLM/LGBT activist musing about conspiracy theories about "the corporations" on why his viewership has fallen off a cliff.

    • averystorm


      Mese fa

      @613-Shadow You're right, I shouldn't assume his pronouns...wait, I mean "zer's" pronouns. It's "Zer" when you don't know, right?

    • 613-Shadow


      Mese fa


  72. Gomorrha Gaming

    Gomorrha Gaming

    Mese fa

    I get your point. I think most people can aggree to the vast majority of your points dispite the clusterfuck of arguments of authority you use while accusing sjw of just that. But to be fair: TheQuartering was, is and probably will ever be problematic and is by far not without heavy flaw. I followed that guy for quite some time until he basicly became non stop inflammatory. He literally rallied people to cyberbully cosplayers and other mtg community member he dispised with at least the same zealous ignorance he accused sjw's to have. You can disagree with people and even OPPOSE people to use your right to express your values and opinion and do your part to determine the course of an community or state you live and participate in. If your very actions defy the base of your very actions and rights, you ceased to be quallified to influence anybody effect immidiately. (like sjw's do without realizing it) He once spoke about mental health issues he has, so i don't really know if you couldn't or simply did not want to stop his derailed actions, but i tried to take him as serious as possible and hold him accountable for the consequences he had coming for him. I just replied because i thought your edgy but therefore enjoyable commentary lacked a critical distance(by mentioning issues) to thequartering, which is certainly needed. So long, cheers.

    • Gomorrha Gaming

      Gomorrha Gaming

      Mese fa

      @averystorm you got a fair point there. There is quote from Nietze i always have to think of when i try go grasp the apocalytpic polarization of our western society. "Wer mit Ungeheuern kämpft, mag zusehn, daß er nicht dabei zum Ungeheuer wird. Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein." A short summarizing translation: When you fight beasts, you need to take care not to turn into one and any abyss you gaze into to long will then gaze into you. Very old quote, but it hits the mark for this situation. The Social Justice movement, Woke Movement or whatever branch name they relate to nowadays, has honourable goals but turned into an abomnination while "fighting" for it. I have to admit i kinda slept on it and just woke after it was already in full display. To be fair, the rigid moral corset we had a few decades ago weren't good for us either, but it's not like we had to "exterminate" any single crumb of it. We head right into true censorship of thought and speech and idoling of language which scares the hell out of me as a modern german and I often feel alienated by my own political party. So yeah, some lone stubborn moron isn't turning a whole industry into a propaganda tool, that might be true. But a whole mob of those is bullying and rampaging social media -further- turning the debate even more toxic, the polarization even more severe. I know that people are tired and the drinker makes some strong and valid points, much needed in this general dispute. But i feel like, as a whole, we get lost in a meaningless fight which side is worse instead of settle both parties halfway. but what do i know XD

    • averystorm


      Mese fa

      They're two sides of the same coin, really. The difference is The Quartering's views aren't being pushed and celebrated within the industry, so he's really a non-factor in the grand scheme of things. He's a rinky dink ITput personality. Developers aren't being influenced by his bonehead opinions. They're not inviting him to the studio for his input on an upcoming game, like Anita Sarkeesian. Vapid, clueless political activism by ignorant morons isn't a big problem...until they start infecting industries with their idiocy. The activists on the left have that in spades, which is why they stick out a hell of a lot more than some dumb ass edge lord like The Quartering. Journalism in general is need of one big reset, though. I mean shit, is there one non-partisan outlet out there anymore? It's all hard right or hard left. There is absolutely no journalistic integrity or ethics anymore, and shockingly enough, the world is going to shit because of it. Just a bunch of pissed off loons walking around finding reasons to hate each other.

  73. GrumpyCupcake


    Mese fa

    Reputation is now useless.

  74. ethics3


    Mese fa

    Every time someone leaves a childish rude comment to you , if they have any content on their channel ( checked the playlists ) it will invariably be gaming or music videos . Think about that

  75. AJ Amherst

    AJ Amherst

    Mese fa


  76. Psyrus


    Mese fa

    The sarcasm in the opening remarks is so sharp that I think I'm bleeding.

  77. Geordie 1974

    Geordie 1974

    Mese fa

    5:12 is particularly funny. ‘Oppression means I can’t afford a new PlayStation’.

  78. TheRedJokerrr


    Mese fa

    I had no idea they banned kotaku like that. Might give me some hope for the future actually

  79. Dino Cactus

    Dino Cactus

    Mese fa

    As a fellow journalism, this video is a great out of 10

  80. CX X64

    CX X64

    Mese fa

    I thought Cyberpunk 2077 said f gender in the creation menus that's not enough ?

  81. V man

    V man

    Mese fa

    weird how some gaming journalists focus more about this stuff than reviewing and finding actual drawbacks in gameplay itself which people spending actual money for🤦🏻.

  82. Jim Björk

    Jim Björk

    Mese fa

    I don't care what or who I play, just make sure the enemies or and boss are scary as hell so I need prepare for an epic fight. The character is just a placeholder for myself it doesn't matter. The challenge and story does.

  83. Ray Brandt

    Ray Brandt

    Mese fa

    Now, leaving the woke crap aside... Kallie was mostly right. Cyberpunk is, plays and feels as she said.

  84. ShintyShinto


    Mese fa

    If criticism of your critique is too critical for you then you're not a critic.

  85. Machine Spirit Miami

    Machine Spirit Miami

    Mese fa

    Why so much cyberpunk footage though? I was waiting for some BFV footage to show lol

  86. Laszlo Ivanyi

    Laszlo Ivanyi

    Mese fa

    I particularly like the part where you say games seek out the opinion of game journalists. I feel a bit of a disconnect here, since most game companies make the bonuses and others depended on the game score. If they are not important, why not make the bonuses based on "copies sold" or User score / Stream score? Also, why give game journalists free copies, free gifts, free trips etc? Any grown man can learn to form their own opinion based on factors he finds important. Players can make a Buy/not buy decision based on no-commentary gameplay. Game journalisms - at least what it is today - should just disappear. Any review of a game should provide sufficient proof that the reviewer made a significant effort playing the game - playing it through even, before their opinion should be considered valid. When CP2077 has 200+ hours of content and the reviewer played 10 in a rush, that is not a review, that's barely a first impression.

  87. jacevicki


    Mese fa

    You follow metacritic you get what you paid for, whatever bandwagon is hip in the critic community. You have to find some critics you share taste with who have an entertaining presentation of their work. Like Drinker.

  88. Anthony T.

    Anthony T.

    Mese fa

    Honestly, I can't remember the last time I looked for a review of a game while deciding if I would purchase it. Mostly, I just check to see how much actual gameplay footage the devs have released. I feel like watching that gets me way more interested in the product.

  89. Anthony T.

    Anthony T.

    Mese fa

    "Why do the women in this game have breasts?" That had me dying.

    • Nate Stathes

      Nate Stathes

      10 giorni fa

      @V man 👍

    • V man

      V man

      Mese fa

      I guess women who made them complains got no tiddies that's why they triggered😂

  90. WorthlessDeadEnd


    Mese fa

    I blame it all on China. China _wants_ capitalism to fail, and they're using _our_ money to pay these damn shills to shit on our very way of life. It's all about power and greed.

  91. wolfrainexxx


    Mese fa

    This game is the very definition of Feminism, Progressivism, and everything the Left wants in society... weirdly though, they hate the game entirely. Almost like the Left just wants to REBEL against everything without a reason for it.... for rage clicks $$$$$ Aside from the bugs, I fucking loved this game.

  92. Race Chapman

    Race Chapman

    Mese fa

    my only criticism of this video is the suggestion that reviewers make anything resembling a "good income." while they insult "basement dwellers" in reality they are usually supplemented or fully funded by their wealthy parents.

  93. Trialbystone17


    Mese fa

    Cyberpunk was a let down. But not for THESE reasons god dammit!

  94. k k

    k k

    Mese fa

    there are different levels of intellect levels. Genius ,innovators, smart, normal, autistic, retarded and at last game/movie journalists

  95. Matthew Hopkins

    Matthew Hopkins

    Mese fa

    You had me all the way up until you implied game journos spend a few hours watching the game play itself. I'm not averse to a little hyperbole as long as the statement is possible even if implausible but come on now hours?

  96. Dane Graham

    Dane Graham

    Mese fa

    Freaking awesome

  97. Charles Crawford

    Charles Crawford

    Mese fa

    Excellent commentary!

  98. Jeff Gliick

    Jeff Gliick

    Mese fa

    this is a perfect video.

  99. Pete Allen

    Pete Allen

    Mese fa

    What has this man got In his mouth ?

  100. John Lewan

    John Lewan

    Mese fa

    You are now my favorite loquacious pontificator, and you have a new sub. I'll go away now!

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