Do You Think Nintendo and Microsoft do This Too?

#1SimmerE15Posted 2/28/2013 9:52:10 AM
Make up reviewers to give their products good scores?

web.archive.org/web/20010609225327/www.msnbc.com/news/581770.asp?cp1=1
#2SimmerE15(Topic Creator)Posted 2/28/2013 9:53:30 AM
And just so you guys know, I was reading on www.cracked.com :P
Got it from this article

www.cracked.com/article_20266_5-despicable-things-people-do-good-online-reviews.html
#3sasukexiinPosted 2/28/2013 10:17:57 AM
I never have and never will trust game reviews. I dont even look at them.
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#4steerepikePosted 2/28/2013 10:25:35 AM
Yes, they do. I like how hard the game journalism industry tries to deny it, too. Sessler recently made the most desperate video ever in an attempt to persuade people that their industry is on the up and up. It was super funny.
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#5SimmerE15(Topic Creator)Posted 2/28/2013 10:40:18 AM
sasukexiin posted...
I never have and never will trust game reviews. I dont even look at them.


I just read them, but never let them influence my buying purchase!
Don't know why, but I like reading review after I've thoroughly played a game to see if me and the reviewer had the same thoughts
#6LemonKweenstaaaPosted 2/28/2013 10:43:55 AM
I think it goes the other way too. Whenever a game I like gets a low score, its pretty obvious that the reviewer was hired by a rival company.
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#7aryanbrarPosted 2/28/2013 10:53:18 AM
well not just sony, ms and nintendo but other publishers as well. i remember a gamespot critic got fired cause he gave a game bad score(kane and lynch i think) because the game publisher payed gamespot for good reviews.
#8SimmerE15(Topic Creator)Posted 2/28/2013 10:55:47 AM
LemonKweenstaaa posted...
I think it goes the other way too. Whenever a game I like gets a low score, its pretty obvious that the reviewer was hired by a rival company.


I don't know about that, though lol
It might just be a bad game XD
#9CaioNVPosted 2/28/2013 10:58:16 AM
Professional reviews will always be worse than FAN reviews.
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#10meiyukiPosted 2/28/2013 10:59:16 AM
SimmerE15 posted...
LemonKweenstaaa posted...
I think it goes the other way too. Whenever a game I like gets a low score, its pretty obvious that the reviewer was hired by a rival company.


I don't know about that, though lol
It might just be a bad game XD


I'm not sure they were necessarily hired by a rival but there is a lot of "I don't enjoy this particular type of game so I'm giving it a bad review." Basically if you dare to cater to a niche crowd it's a bad game.