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User Info: BansDontWork

BansDontWork
4 years ago#21
He sarcastically rips the games to shreads, then gives it a 9?

No.
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User Info: KakkaKarrotKake

KakkaKarrotKake
4 years ago#22
TheBlueStig posted...
Dragon Nexus posted...
From: TheBlueStig | #016
So he's supposed to sit there and listen to yet another Adam Sessler wannabe bash the living s*** out of a game, then give it a score that doesn't match what he just said?


...if he didn't value the reviewers opinion, why would he care about the score he gave a game?

High.

Scores.

Sell.

Games.


That's why companies will do anything they can do get the highest possible score, especially when they know they don't deserve it. They know that people will look at a high game score and rush out to buy it.


That's a very serious claim. Do you have any solid proof to back that up or just talking out your ass?

User Info: TheBlueStig

TheBlueStig
4 years ago#23
KakkaKarrotKake posted...
TheBlueStig posted...
Dragon Nexus posted...
From: TheBlueStig | #016
So he's supposed to sit there and listen to yet another Adam Sessler wannabe bash the living s*** out of a game, then give it a score that doesn't match what he just said?


...if he didn't value the reviewers opinion, why would he care about the score he gave a game?

High.

Scores.

Sell.

Games.


That's why companies will do anything they can do get the highest possible score, especially when they know they don't deserve it. They know that people will look at a high game score and rush out to buy it.


That's a very serious claim. Do you have any solid proof to back that up or just talking out your ass?


The corruption in the game review industry has been well known for years, developers sending tons of free swag to influence review scores, or pressuring the employers of reviewers to fire them if they don't give the score they want.

Do a little research on the GameSpot vs Kane & Lynch controversy, they fired a reviewer for telling the truth about the game because the advertisers didn't like it.

It's the same kind of things that's been happening in every other form of print media for decades, the advertisers control the content by threatening to pull their advertising if they see something they don't like.
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Ben Franklin

User Info: pandoraorb

pandoraorb
4 years ago#24
This convo is getting gangster.
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User Info: oasisbeyond

oasisbeyond
4 years ago#25
Mega spoiler of ending on that link... So don't read the comments, not sure if it's the true ending though... If so, it ruined it for me.

User Info: Dragon Nexus

Dragon Nexus
4 years ago#26
From: TheBlueStig | #023
The corruption in the game review industry has been well known for years, developers sending tons of free swag to influence review scores, or pressuring the employers of reviewers to fire them if they don't give the score they want.

Do a little research on the GameSpot vs Kane & Lynch controversy, they fired a reviewer for telling the truth about the game because the advertisers didn't like it.

It's the same kind of things that's been happening in every other form of print media for decades, the advertisers control the content by threatening to pull their advertising if they see something they don't like.


So BlueStig heard someone talking vaguely about something he has information on, but instead of actually logically following the conversation by understanding what they had to say or offering interesting counter points, he completely derails the conversation and switches it to something only barely related.

It's like someone talking about German footballers and then someone mentions Oliver Kahn their goal keeper, and someone pipes up and says "Oh man yeah! Wrath of Kahn was a freakin awesome movie, man! Oh god, I loved, like, every single one of his quotes. Best star Trek film EVER!"
"The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never be sure if they're true" - Abraham Lincoln
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