Gaming Dope Fact Checking Policy
100% Accurate Headlines
We strive for 100% accurate headlines and apply a rigorous vetting process to every news article on the site. Rumors and insider reports are identified accordingly to ensure distinction between confirmed information and industry buzz that is of interest to our readers.
Before any article is written, we ensure the information is new and accurate. We verify sources and always dig down to the original source (and reference material if applicable) before the writing process begins. Even if other outlets report an unsubstantiated piece of news as official confirmation, we require 100% confirmation to claim it’s actually confirmation. We do not post clickbait. Our headlines might be bold – but we don’t throw out broad statements just to sound bold. It has to be accurate and fact-checked. Gaming Dope articles don’t just report the news, we provide industry-leading context that explains why that news is important to you.
Gaming Dope editors report from the pop culture events our readers (new and returning) love most. Passionate cinephiles, TV addicts, gamers, and comic book readers, the Gaming Dope team comes from diverse backgrounds in film studies, creating writing, video production, and business management brought together by a passion for all things entertainment and a goal of providing the best, as well as most engaging, content possible for visitors to our site.
Checking For Official Comment
Anytime we cover a rumor or leak or announcement from non-official sources (from Reddit, social, YouTube channels, untested publications, etc.) we reach out to a rep and/or studio public relations. Even if they cannot comment or don’t answer, we did reach out. We ensure everyone has an opportunity to weigh-in. Our writers and editors make sure every new article has the latest info, the most accurate info, and all relevant details.
When we are the original source, we follow basic journalism principles. We value these open lines of dialogue with major developers, publishers, studios, and PR firms.
Considering The Big Picture
Standards for feature content are the same and we stress the importance of research and objectivity – as well as presenting a clear argument (and when drawing out a conclusion or theory, considering and including relevant counter-arguments). This approach allows us to address more possibilities and answer questions before they’re asked by readers.
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