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So apparently IGN gets bribed into giving good game scores..

#1Weiland101Posted 10/26/2012 7:11:51 PM
or so I hear around here anyway. If this is true, why didn't IGN give Medal Of Honour a good score? You would think EA would have plenty of money to bribe them since they are a large company and MOH is their entry into the lucrative FPS market.

Is it because EA didn't offer them enough money? Or is it because it is complete fiction that IGN gets bribed into giving a good score and it's just an excuse for hardcore gamers to give when popular games get high scores. Has bribing gotten too expensive for even EA?
#2RyuuHou25Posted 10/26/2012 7:18:58 PM
Nobody outright bribes anyone, it's threats of no more games ahead of time to review, no perks like invites to journalism parties or launch parties, stuff like this.

However, I think they knew Warfighter was a POS regardless and didn't even bother trying to "bribe" anyone.
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#3_CyberpunkPosted 10/26/2012 7:20:37 PM
or so I hear around here anyway.


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#4CrimsonGear80Posted 10/26/2012 7:21:53 PM(edited)
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-10-24-lost-humanity-18-a-table-of-doritos

this is what you are referring to. It's not about IGN but the writer does point out many game journalists participate in shilling for game companies. IGN is one of the bigger sites so I have no doubt some of their employees shill now and again, but giving MOH a 4 has more to do with terrible reviewing ethic and the desire for readership and page hits, cause there is no way that game deserves a 4.
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#5RyuuHou25Posted 10/26/2012 7:23:59 PM
CrimsonGear80 posted...
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-10-24-lost-humanity-18-a-table-of-doritos

this is what you are referring to. It's not about IGN but the writer does point out many game journalists participate in shilling for game companies. IGN is one of the bigger sites so I have no doubt some of their employees shill now and again, but giving MOH a 4 has more to do with terrible reviewing ethic and the desire for readership and page hits, cause there is no way that game deserves a 4.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOHyD49DaeA

Say what now?
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#6A_Nonny_MoosePosted 10/26/2012 7:25:17 PM
There's been a mini-storm around that article over the last day. The original version named a couple of the journalists who had participated in a competition by advertising a product, there was talk of libel, the article was edited, the writer resigned...

http://botherer.org/2012/10/25/an-utter-disgrace/

http://botherer.org/2012/10/26/guest-post-robert-florence-on-the-last-few-days/
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#7MourningReignsPosted 10/26/2012 7:26:51 PM
Other companies gave bribes to IGN to give a low score.
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#8MightyAimetti87Posted 10/26/2012 7:27:13 PM
1. video game reviewers are not journalists

2. align yourself with reviewers of similar tastes

3. rarely be disappointed


they give their personal opinions on what they see and play. agree or don't. just stop trash talking them.
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#9CrimsonGear80Posted 10/26/2012 7:35:10 PM
RyuuHou25 posted...
CrimsonGear80 posted...
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-10-24-lost-humanity-18-a-table-of-doritos

this is what you are referring to. It's not about IGN but the writer does point out many game journalists participate in shilling for game companies. IGN is one of the bigger sites so I have no doubt some of their employees shill now and again, but giving MOH a 4 has more to do with terrible reviewing ethic and the desire for readership and page hits, cause there is no way that game deserves a 4.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOHyD49DaeA

Say what now?


That guy argued about the door he just breached through being closed so he can't go back.

Ummm....why do i care?
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#10A_Nonny_MoosePosted 10/26/2012 7:35:29 PM
From: MightyAimetti87 | Posted: 10/27/2012 3:27:13 AM | #008
they give their personal opinions on what they see and play. agree or don't. just stop trash talking them.

Hw can you be sure it's their personal opinion when they seeno problem with and actively defend advertising certain products for personal gain?
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