Yesterday 2K Games’ PR company, The Redner Group, spoke out in a negative light about certain games reviewers, inferring that they’d be struck off the list for future games based on their scores for Duke Nukem. Later yesterday, presumably as a result of the Tweet, 2K Games publicly stated that they won’t have anything to do with the company in future.
“2K Games does not endorse or condone the comments made by @TheRednerGroup,” they said on Twitter, “and confirm they no longer represent our products.”
However, in the last hour or so, Eurogamer’s editor Tom Bramwell Tweeted that his site is blacklisted by 2K Games already. “I feel sorry for TheRednerGroup today,” he said. “We are blacklisted by @2KGames and it seems to be standard practice.”
It’s not clear whether Eurogamer were blacklisted before or as a result of their Duke Nukem Forever review.
As far as we’re aware we’re not blacklisted, although we didn’t get review code for the game in question – ultimately our copy was bought by the reviewer, Dan, on the day of release, and a further copy arrived from Microsoft the following week.