We love a bit of JB Hi-Fi savagery, but it doesn’t seem like JB Hi-Fi management was particularly impressed by their recent Anthem review. So one clever staffer has knocked up something more befitting of the new directive.
A few readers and JB staffers have contacted Kotaku Australia over the past week, following the publication of that cheeky Anthem review. Apparently, management weren’t too impressed that someone was having a dig at a game that JB (and everyone else) is trying to get off store shelves.
That’s pretty logical, although saying Anthem was dead is nowhere near as brutal as calling No Man’s Sky the best refund simulator of 2016. And maybe not as sensitive as showing Pikachu shitfaced on the beach for Pokemon Sun & Moon. Or the unanimous corporate fuck you to Konami over their treatment of Hideo Kojima. And it’s not even like JB hasn’t used the “you cannot kill that which is already dead” joke — one staffer wrote almost the exact same thing about World of Warcraft back in the day.
But someone high up at JB wasn’t too happy about Anthem, so the word went out: no bad reviews. In response, one cheeky JB staffer decided to offer a new take on Anthem that was compatible with the new directive, which a reader helpfully sent in.
Never change, JB.