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When Games Journalism Isn't A Game Anymore
A public apology from your friends at Giant Bpwn.
By Polly S Hate | April 3, 2012

Bpwner made me take this pic on her way out. Sorry, Aya. (Call me.)

Yesterday evening, many of you saw a news story posted by our chief photojournalist Aya Shameimaru. Its contents were shocking for many reasons. Not only due to the nature of the content, but at the shocking invasion of our owner, Bpwner's privacy. The details within the article have no doubt set off many red flags around the internet, and we've been hard at work over the past 18 hours or so working out how we can fix it.

In the interest of transparency, I'm here to tell you all today that Aya Shameimaru is no longer an employee of GiantBpwn.Net. It was decided that this kind of behaviour and reporting will not stand when it comes to the type of content we want to provide to our readers. It's one thing to follow Shigeru Miyamoto into his "secret garden" to get a scoop or two on games that he'd like to be working on but Nintendo won't let him, but when it comes to intimate details of someone's personal life, we have to draw the line. We're here to provide legitimate, factual content, not rubbish more suited to tabloids. Who do we look like, Kotaku?

Aya came highly recommended in her field for her vast network of information resources and we were happy to have her aboard, but unfortunately we must part ways (seriously, call me!) We wish Ms. Shameimaru the best in her future endeavors.


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