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Looks like we have another case of a well known member of the gaming press having a intimate relationship with an employee on the Developer/Publisher side of the industry.
Tyler Wilde, most recently known for his article calling for an end to the term “PC Master Race” has been outed by Pro-Gamergate sub-reddit r/KotakuInAction as having an undisclosed relationship with the Communications Associate at Ubisoft Ann Marie Lewis (@)
While such a relationship is not inherently a cause for concern, the lack of disclosure in the articles written by Mr. Tyler Wilde at PC Gamer while covering Ubisoft games and press releases reveals once again that the often lampooned call for ‘better ethics in gaming media’ has a long way to go before any kind of universal transparency can be reached.
Currently on the front page of Reddit with over 2000 upvotes, poster Logan_Mac claims that while collecting information about Mr Wilde, he had encountered actions seemingly attempting to cover up this relationship.
He even tried covering this up, he changed his Facebook profile picture while we were saving stuff https://i.imgur.com/i5nd27y.jpg. These two live together, and the guy did a lot more articles on Ubisoft, never disclosed it
More: here he recommended Far Cry 4 without having played it https://archive.today/ZTeBq
here he shilled Watch Dogs on his Youtube channel, video is now unavailable https://imgur.com/nyWcTl7
They used to work together on a podcast called Lasertime https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:MHz7ivNkCDEJ:tdar.wikia.com/wiki/Lasertime+&cd=14&hl=en&ct=clnk&client=palemoon-a
All her mentions to Tyler here https://archive.today/evvES
Confirming it’s her boyfriend https://archive.today/SSBLo
PC Gamer’s editor-in-chief knew about the relationship https://archive.today/QrMiO
The most damning information coming out of this is that that the Global Editor-In-Chief of PC Gamer Tim Clark was apparently aware of this relationship and has been duplicitous in allowing Tyler to report on Ubisoft without disclosing his relationship.