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Chris Priestman

Kotaku, Contributor

Also: Siliconera, Writer

Previously: Kill Screen Editor

Twitter

Corruption

Apparent

Corruption

About

Wrote about Aevee Bee, without disclosing that he was supporting her on Patreon—a support that might be ongoing since 2014, and is against the policies of Kotaku, where the article appeared.

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2017 Mar 09

Filed

2017 Mar 26

Wrote about indie developer Terry Cavanagh in at least four articles while being financially supported by him on Patreon.

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Filed

2015 May 08

Wrote about free game the Lickening one week after he started being financially supported by the game's author Only Slightly on Patreon, without disclosure.

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2015 May 19

Wrote about indie game Charles Dexter Ward and its Kickstarter without disclosing he was being financially supported by the game's author Agustín Cordes on Patreon.

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2015 May 19

Trivia

Apparent

Trivia

About

Wrote an article dealing with the ethical problems caused by gaming journalists befriending independent game developers. In the article he notes that due to becoming personally close to several independent developers he had felt conflicted when needing to write negatively about their games.

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2016 Mar 05

This journalist’s career means they might be subject to slight asymmetric scrutiny.

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