Eurogamer “blacklisted” by 2K, claims it’s “standard practice”

Thursday, 16 June 2011 11:26 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Eurogamer operations director Tom Bramwell has said the site has been “blacklisted” by 2K in a tweet related to last night’s Redner Group story.

Bramwell said: “I feel sorry for @TheRednerGroup today. We are blacklisted by @2KGames and it seems to be standard practice.”

Bramwell didn’t elaborate on what the move by 2K actually entails. Eurogamer reviewed DNF at 3/10.

It emerged last night that 2K has terminated a contract with The Redner Group, a PR agency, because founder Jim Redner threatened to blacklist journalists and outlets that gave Duke Nukem Forever a “venom- filled” review.

2K dropped the agency and made the following statement on Twitter:

“2K Games does not endorse or condone the comments made by @TheRednerGroup and confirm they no longer represent our products.

“We maintain a mutually respectful relationship with the press and will continue to do so. We don’t condone @TheRednerGroup’s actions at all.”

Disclosure: VG247 is a joint venture between myself and Eurogamer Network. We haven’t been blacklisted by 2K.