BBC's Watchdog asked PS3 owners to 'embellish' stories
The plot thickens in the row over BBC1’s Watchdog and their cack-handed coverage of the PS3 and its Yellow Light Of Death since we brought you an update yesterday.
One of the YLoD sufferers who appeared on the show has broken rank and given an anonymous interview with The Sixth Axis gaming website. In it, he is asked if Watchdog told him to embellish his story of how his PS3 YLoD’d, to which he replies: “Categorically yes.”
He also adds that Watchdog wouldn’t let him or anyone else speak to the engineers that the programme had recruited to independently fix the knackered PS3s, or to let them watch the actual repairs taking place.
The anonymous consumer went on to say: “They only aired the brief story of what had happened to one of the people on the show, when the three of us had different circumstances as to what happened in each instance."
Perhaps instead of under-researching and over-sensationalising their stories, the Watchdog crew should train a camera on Anne Robinson while she’s getting one of her frighteningly expensive hair and make-up sessions. That way the licence payers can judge if they’re really getting value for money or not.