What's the old saying: "There's no such thing as bad publicity." Try telling that to Gary Glitter, Lindsay Lohan and, most recently. UK games retailer: Grainger Games.
Before you ask, no, I've never heard of them either. but apparently they're a chain of games shops based in the North and North East of England and they were the main sponsors of this years gaming media awards (GMA) where games journalists, of all mediums, get together to celebrate their god forsaken industry. I don't much care for who won what, basically the Guardian's Steve Boxer got the nod and Ready Up and Destructoid didn't, so smart choices by the judges there. As if anyone cared. Well, quite a few people are talking about it now because the people representing Grainger Games made a drunken and/or coked up embarrassment of themselves.
|Someone talking about me?|
I would post a link to the apology on Grainger's site, but that's down for some reason. Maybe it has a hangover? Whether this drastically effects business for Grainger Games, is yet to be seen. They're weren't hugely known around the UK and they seemed to go out of their way to alienate anyone who might give them publicity. I very much doubt that means magazine publishers will turn down their advertising (when money concerned, publishers would gladly throw a writer down a volcano full of acid if needs be) but the websites might very well tell them go fuck off. Or ask them who their dealer is?