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attention gamers! something we should all read

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mad_Dog, Jul 27, 2001.

  1. Mad_Dog

    Mad_Dog Voice Of Reason

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    read this article at Lum the Mad:

    http://lumthemad.net/story.php?story=2195

    what he says is true... game magazines and editors are becoming more and more gullible to free booze and tits. CGW is the only magazine i trust now... that and word of mouth.
     
  2. Donnellizer

    Donnellizer Fjæsing!

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    It's wrong to say that the other games WEREN'T given consideration. They were, and the most qualified won. They base it on what the developer says is going to be in there. IF it's in there it deserves it, if it turns out it's not the magazine will end up giving it a bad review. Who gives a flying shit anyway? The awards mean little to nothing! Just like the Academy Awards if some one likes something they will see it. If someone hates the game don't buy it. All they get to do is put on their advert is "Best MMORPG of E3 2001". WOO HOO good for them. The review is actually what matters from a gaming mag.
     
  3. Mad_Dog

    Mad_Dog Voice Of Reason

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    games shouldn't get awards on potential, they should get awards for what is there. look at the potential of WW2 online... are you going to buy it though? does it deserve any awards? hell no... it's buggy as sh it. to editors now, it's all about the private booths...
     
  4. Donnellizer

    Donnellizer Fjæsing!

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    I have WW2OL. I haven't had any problems with buggy-ness. I have AO, haven't had any problems with all these 598476089 crashes people seem to talk about.
     
  5. Mad_Dog

    Mad_Dog Voice Of Reason

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    from what i have read (i haven't bought either yet, i still need to keep my real life:)) you are a lucky lucky man.
     
  6. Donnellizer

    Donnellizer Fjæsing!

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    Yes, WWIIOL doesn't have all the features implemented but it's a very promising game and a new patch just came out. Plus for now it is free. That's right no subscription fee, and it's already a great game, once they have everything implemented for the Blitzkrieg theatre you will have to pay. But for now it's free, and when all the features are in, it will be worth it. Sure the graphics aren't that great, but graphics aren't everything.

    AO, does crash often. But not 4 seconds for me like everyone else says. I'm not that optimistic on it actually, I like WWIIOL better.
     
  7. owlofdoom

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    i just miss the good old days of pc accelerator.
     
  8. DeadEyeNick

    DeadEyeNick New Member

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    I never trust any game's reviews done by sites or mags that has an budget in the first place.
    The only true reviews came from gamers.
    And that comes PC games review. :)
    By gamers, for gamers.
    Ok, they do have a budget. :D But the reviewers are peeps like u and me.
     
  9. Donnellizer

    Donnellizer Fjæsing!

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    But, but the mags are pretty and have the color magic adverts! :lol:
     
  10. Kuroshio Apocal

    Kuroshio Apocal Sucka Free

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    Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone.
     
  11. Mad_Dog

    Mad_Dog Voice Of Reason

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    i'm not a games mag editor though am I?:D
     
  12. Kuroshio Apocal

    Kuroshio Apocal Sucka Free

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    Free booze and tits would go a long way to gaining my employment. :D
     
  13. thornz

    thornz Inhuman...yes indeed

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    "It's wrong to say that the other games WEREN'T given consideration. They were, and the most qualified won. They base it on what the developer says is going to be in there. IF it's in there it deserves it, if it turns out it's not the magazine will end up giving it a bad review"

    basing your opinion of a game entirely on what a developer tells you is like buying a used car without ever driving it. How much garbage vaporware have we seen?

    who here reads something awful ?

    there are a lot of bad bad (fill in the blank, CD's, games, movies) made by developers with $ behind them, not just to buy booze for the press, but to shove things down the throats of the consumer. When the press decides to fall for the bait yet again and award something to a possible piece of garbage, people should take notice.
     
  14. Mad_Dog

    Mad_Dog Voice Of Reason

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    true, true... with free games? then you got me bribed:).

    look at stupid team fortress 2... i remember a year ago i was pondering the tough choice i would have to make between TF2 and tribes 2... but there was no decision to make. valve are officially dumb now...

    developer 1- "lets go to planet half life and make the featured mod retail."

    developer 2- "ok, then lets snort some more coke."
     

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