Pocketgamer seems to lurk on this site

01-15-2013, 09:42 AM
#1
Pocketgamer seems to lurk on this site

Everytime I read something "hot" that can actually only be found on TA, within an hour I can expect to see news about it on Pocketgamer.

Are my suspicions unfounded? If it is true, shouldn't PG acknowledge the TA forum as their source?
01-15-2013, 09:53 AM
#2
Couldn't it be that both sites get the information and TA is quicker to report it?
01-15-2013, 10:10 AM
#3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Platyrrhine View Post
Couldn't it be that both sites get the information and TA is quicker to report it?
No I mean from the forums. Like today the new SE game. Saw it here (must be some good detective work) then suddenly its on PG. Happens all too often..
01-15-2013, 10:18 AM
#4
Quote:
Originally Posted by leonard_dabinski View Post
No I mean from the forums. Like today the new SE game. Saw it here (must be some good detective work) then suddenly its on PG. Happens all too often..
I guess maybe it'd be nice of them to give credit but I don't think it's really a huge deal. It'd also be bad for business as they'd basically be admitting that TA gets news quicker repeatedly.

Could also be that some TA users are also pocket gamer users and they report the info there.

Still doesn't mean anything though. They could have other sources too.
01-15-2013, 11:02 AM
#5
Hello! I'm Mark Brown, deputy editor of Pocket Gamer

Yes, we do use Touch Arcade Forums as a source for news stories. But, we make sure to give credit when it's due. Here are some recent examples:

[URL="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Overkill+2/news.asp?c=47743"]Overkill 2[/URL]
[URL="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Hundreds/feature.asp?c=47565"]Hundreds solutions[/URL]
[URL="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Joe+Danger/news.asp?c=47460"]Joe Danger release date[/URL]

But, the forum is just one of our sources. We have loads of places to find stories and leads, plus developers often send their stuff directly to us.

Thanks for reading the site!

Mark