UPDATE: The page appears to have been fixed now. Who knows if the vandals will strike again, though?

It seems like the Geoff Keighley controversy isn’t going to be quelled anytime soon. We’ve just discovered that the Wikipedia page for Geoff Keighley has been vandalized, with humorous results.

Below, you’ll see a snapshot of the Wikipedia page for Gametrailers journalist Geoff Keighley (click image to enlarge), who has appeared to turn into a bag of Doritos and is now listed as a “sellout.” Not only, that but he appears to be owned by 343 Industries, the developers of Halo 4. In all seriousness, we find it sad to see a hard-working journalist be subjected to this, and we hope all this hooplah clears up soon. At the time of writing, the page has not been cleaned up yet.

What are your thoughts on the matter? Let us know! Also, be sure to read Nick’s take on the gaming journalism controversy here.

Michael Urban
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21 Comments

  1. Fn hilarious

  2. Fn hilarious

  3. He fucking deserves it, fucking mainstream filth. "Hard working journalist" what a fucking joke, what a fucking age we live in when journalism is reduced to this level.

    1. I&#039m probably in the vast minority here, but I respect the guy. I like that he delves into investigative journalism more than most in the industry, and I usually found his interviews, features, etc to be engaging. Granted, I do think he can be bit &#039robotic&#039 at times, and if this sellout controversy does ring true, then it definitely does lessen my opinion of him somewhat. Still, at the end of the day I can definitely call him a quality journalist, even if I do see why others dislike him.

    2. The man works for a network, the network has advertisements. It&#039s the same as members of a sports team wearing a uniform with companies all over it or a nascar car that has a mcdonalds logo on it. It&#039s not like the man actively talks about how much he like fucking doritos or talks about how much he loves halo 4 on twitter all the time. I don&#039t understand why people don&#039t get that he doesn&#039t have a choice of what they advertise on a show he is on. His involvement with the VGA awards as an executive producer annoys me since it&#039s awful but he has little choice in much of what goes on with that either.

  4. Enter text right here!

  5. Wanted to make an account to inform you guys that this wasn&#039t the only attempt today on his Wiki page.

    If you go into the revisions (the "View History" tab), there seems to be about three people that were trying all sorts of different things to get their message out, and some were funny, but some were downright obnoxious. There were revisions that had pictures of cats, Theodore Roosevelt, and Souja Boy, all in full size that took up the entire screen. There was one that had a pic of Jason Aliexander that was stacked on top of each other several times, and still one that actually had a picture of Barack Obama that also had the "sellout" tag (which is dangerous on so many levels).

    There was text edited all over the place, and every time someone went to fix it, any one of the three people would change it back to where they wanted it, so it looked like an concentrated effort within the span of a day to vandalize to prove a point.

    The page is protected now so they can get to fixing it, and an actual picture of Geoff is said to be incoming.

  6. I never understood this. How does endorsing a bag of chips effect his ability to be a journalist?

    1. Because those bag of chips and Mountain Dew that he was sitting knee deep in were heavy sponsors for Call of Duty or Halo or whatever the Hell FPS flavor of the month he was promoting ahem reviewing

      1. he was not promoting it. The show he was on was. Thats the difference. It&#039s not like he posed for the picture and was paid for the endorsments. The network he works for was paid for the endorsements and they made the decision to put them there. I mean jesus christ people. You ever listen to the radio? Every day a host of some show will talk about how great a store he went to was or how awesome this phone they got was. You think they just really like that stuff? Or how about their show was paid to advertise it and they, as an employee of said network has to pimp the stuff. He doesn&#039t review games generally if you havent noticed. He is a host and an investigative journalist. Are you people really this dense?

  7. He fucking deserves it, fucking mainstream filth. "Hard working journalist" what a fucking joke, what a fucking age we live in when journalism is reduced to this level.

    1. I'm probably in the vast minority here, but I respect the guy. I like that he delves into investigative journalism more than most in the industry, and I usually found his interviews, features, etc to be engaging. Granted, I do think he can be bit 'robotic' at times, and if this sellout controversy does ring true, then it definitely does lessen my opinion of him somewhat. Still, at the end of the day I can definitely call him a quality journalist, even if I do see why others dislike him.

    2. The man works for a network, the network has advertisements. It's the same as members of a sports team wearing a uniform with companies all over it or a nascar car that has a mcdonalds logo on it. It's not like the man actively talks about how much he like fucking doritos or talks about how much he loves halo 4 on twitter all the time. I don't understand why people don't get that he doesn't have a choice of what they advertise on a show he is on. His involvement with the VGA awards as an executive producer annoys me since it's awful but he has little choice in much of what goes on with that either.

  8. Enter text right here!

  9. Wanted to make an account to inform you guys that this wasn't the only attempt today on his Wiki page.

    If you go into the revisions (the "View History" tab), there seems to be about three people that were trying all sorts of different things to get their message out, and some were funny, but some were downright obnoxious. There were revisions that had pictures of cats, Theodore Roosevelt, and Souja Boy, all in full size that took up the entire screen. There was one that had a pic of Jason Aliexander that was stacked on top of each other several times, and still one that actually had a picture of Barack Obama that also had the "sellout" tag (which is dangerous on so many levels).

    There was text edited all over the place, and every time someone went to fix it, any one of the three people would change it back to where they wanted it, so it looked like an concentrated effort within the span of a day to vandalize to prove a point.

    The page is protected now so they can get to fixing it, and an actual picture of Geoff is said to be incoming.

  10. I never understood this. How does endorsing a bag of chips effect his ability to be a journalist?

    1. Because those bag of chips and Mountain Dew that he was sitting knee deep in were heavy sponsors for Call of Duty or Halo or whatever the Hell FPS flavor of the month he was promoting ahem reviewing

      1. he was not promoting it. The show he was on was. Thats the difference. It's not like he posed for the picture and was paid for the endorsments. The network he works for was paid for the endorsements and they made the decision to put them there. I mean jesus christ people. You ever listen to the radio? Every day a host of some show will talk about how great a store he went to was or how awesome this phone they got was. You think they just really like that stuff? Or how about their show was paid to advertise it and they, as an employee of said network has to pimp the stuff. He doesn't review games generally if you havent noticed. He is a host and an investigative journalist. Are you people really this dense?

  11. I love wiki vandalism. It is so funny

  12. I love wiki vandalism. It is so funny

  13. If anybody like Jeoff Keighly use this link to see how much of a douche bag he is.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTNkoDzP1hI

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