GameCyte Needs A Clue

by Alphaville Herald on 23/04/08 at 11:26 pm

the Second Life Herald offers a PROTIP

To: Sean Hollister – Assistant Editor,
From: Pixeleen Mistral, managing editor- Second Life Herald
re: News tip: The TRUE story of NASA’s MMO Funding


Thank you so much for your e-mail. I did check out the story on your blog, and well, you can color me like just totally super impressed. I mean its like sooooo awesome how you cite the,, and guys that ran re-writes of our NASA Wants an MMO – for Free! story on monday afternoon after the Second Life Herald broke the story on Sunday morning. I’m especially impressed that you managed to do this without mentioning the Herald.

protip: cite primary sources and you might make managing editor someday.


your like absolutely total fangirl who is breathless with excitement that
you want us to reference your weak followup story but didn’t bother to
mention the people who broke the story in the first place

-pixeleen mistral

date Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 7:59 PM
subject News tip: The TRUE story of NASA’s MMO Funding

We just finished putting the wraps on the true story behind the mysterious disappearance of NASA’s MMO funding.

Check it out:


Sean Hollister
Assistant Editor, GameCyte
(666)666-6666 //

11 Responses to “GameCyte Needs A Clue”

  1. Angel

    Apr 24th, 2008

    Bitter much Pix?

  2. shockwave yareach

    Apr 24th, 2008

    The RFQ from NASA has been out now for several months. Not exactly a state secret.

  3. Obscure Doodad

    Apr 24th, 2008

    Ooooh, get him, Pix!

  4. Sigmund Leominster

    Apr 24th, 2008

    Grrrr! I just LOVE bad girrrls! Yeah, make him suffer, Pix, and keep snapping at his ankles ’til he admits the Herald scooped ‘em all!

  5. Penance Sautereau

    Apr 24th, 2008

    Now wait a sec Angel. If you wrote something which someone else then used, in any fashion, without citing your hard work, you wouldn’t be just the least bit twinged? Pix is absolutely in the right to lambaste a clearly unprofessional twit. When I still wrote here people shat on me for “not doing my research”, (oblivious to the fact I actually DID do research, more than Muyo I expect), so when Pix lambastes someone for cannibalizing her hard work that clearly didn’t fully research his source material, I’d expect the Herald trolls to laugh at his fail, not bitch Pix out for defending her work.

    You go Pix. Pight the Fower!

  6. sirhc Desantis

    Apr 24th, 2008

    Is that his real phone number lol Way to chew the thief out Pix

  7. DinkyHockerShootsSmack!

    Apr 24th, 2008

    Funny thing is, when people would point out how LATE (or never chimed in at all) the Herald has been on some important stories, or how clearly insane some of the contributors are, Uri used to break into “This is a blog, we’re not trying to be a professional news outlet!”

    Yeah, funny that. This place is just a blog when criticised but is some sort of REAL news outlet when someone “steals” from them.

  8. Prokofy Neva

    Apr 25th, 2008

    Um, rewrites of the Herald? This story would have some traction if that were true. Not a single one of those three sources in fact cite the Herald, either, and maybe because…the Herald isn’t a source on a story that everybody at a conference got lol.

    I cringe when I see what the Herald has become these days.

  9. Uh....

    Apr 25th, 2008

    Um… that’s okay Prok, most people cringe when they see what you have become these days, so it balances out.

  10. Hiro Pendragon

    Apr 25th, 2008

    Sadly this is rampant in the video game review community.

  11. Cockhoenut Koala

    Apr 26th, 2008

    What a poorly written letter for Pixeleen calling herself some sort of “writer”.

    Since when did “Protip” become appropriate for email usage?

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