Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Video Game News › [BF3Blog] EA tries to manipulate Battlefield 3 scores in Norway
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[BF3Blog] EA tries to manipulate Battlefield 3 scores in Norway - Page 13

post #121 of 149
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike395 View Post
By quoting my post, were you implying I was one of those people? I didn't say that all reviewers don't know what they're talking about. What I'm saying is that if EA handpicks which reviewers to give early copies to based on who they think will give the game favorable reviews, it makes the collection of early reviews worth less than it would be if they sent it to harsher critics as well.
Not you, was just engaging in conversation with you about others =-)

I find it funny people are passing judgment on reviewers that they know nothing about.

Just because it is someone's job to review video games doesn't mean they hate it. Most of them are very passionate and like minded people. I disagree with a lot of people on various topics but it doesn't mean I think they are hacks/shills.
Edited by mylilpony - 10/19/11 at 12:56pm
First build
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 ASUS P7P55D-E PRO Galaxy GTX 580 1.5GB Accelero Xtreme Plus Cooler G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB F3 12800CL8D-8GBXM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex2 Extended 120, Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LITEON 24x Internal DVD/CD Writer Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung XL2370 LED Filco Ninja Majestouch 2 Brown Keys, IBM Model M XFX 750W Black Edition HAF 932 Black Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Deathadder 3G, R.A.T 9, G400 Artisan Hayate, QCK Heavy, Artisen Hien Audio Technica AD700, Klipsch Image x10 
  hide details  
Reply
First build
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 ASUS P7P55D-E PRO Galaxy GTX 580 1.5GB Accelero Xtreme Plus Cooler G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB F3 12800CL8D-8GBXM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex2 Extended 120, Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LITEON 24x Internal DVD/CD Writer Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung XL2370 LED Filco Ninja Majestouch 2 Brown Keys, IBM Model M XFX 750W Black Edition HAF 932 Black Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Deathadder 3G, R.A.T 9, G400 Artisan Hayate, QCK Heavy, Artisen Hien Audio Technica AD700, Klipsch Image x10 
  hide details  
Reply
post #122 of 149
Ahh, I see. I agree with you then, and while I don't always agree with reviews there have been quite a few games that I checked out based on good reviews and been glad I did.
post #123 of 149
Why would you give a copy to a reviewer who is already on Activisions payroll?
Classified
(14 items)
 
Server/HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8P67 Deluxe EVGA GTX 570 Classified G.SKILL Sniper 8gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II... LG BDROM Win 7 64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
ASUS VG248QE SeaSonic X750 Gold Talon MX 518 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac Ripper 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E3-1240 ASUS P8B-X LGA 1155 Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC U... Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K1000.D 
Optical DriveCoolingOSPower
LG CM Hyper 212+ SBS 2011 Silverstone strider plus ST50F-P 
CaseOther
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Cyberpower 1350 VA 
  hide details  
Reply
Classified
(14 items)
 
Server/HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8P67 Deluxe EVGA GTX 570 Classified G.SKILL Sniper 8gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II... LG BDROM Win 7 64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
ASUS VG248QE SeaSonic X750 Gold Talon MX 518 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac Ripper 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E3-1240 ASUS P8B-X LGA 1155 Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC U... Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K1000.D 
Optical DriveCoolingOSPower
LG CM Hyper 212+ SBS 2011 Silverstone strider plus ST50F-P 
CaseOther
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Cyberpower 1350 VA 
  hide details  
Reply
post #124 of 149
If AMD would have done this, Bulldozer would be a commercial success.
post #125 of 149
Quote:
Originally Posted by sn0w View Post
Why would you give a copy to a reviewer who is already on Activisions payroll?
That is why EA is giving copies to reviewers on EA's payroll.

People are dumb and will believe every review they read. That is why companies pay other reviewers with gifts and freebies to write unethical reviews to hype products. They do this with bloggers.
Edited by Riou - 10/19/11 at 1:14pm
post #126 of 149
I can't believe what I read here.
Why is Battlefield 3 above all criticism?
Never heard that this is approved behaviour before.
And of course, every one who will review this game with <10 will be the worst reviewer ever, I already see it coming.
Really bad to see that you people don't have any problems with manipulation by EA because BF3 is god. If it would be, why should EA be worried to give it out to reviewers, even if they weren't as biased as this forum?
Yeah, and don't kill me now.
Sandy
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k Asus P8P67 LE XFX Radeon HD 6950 Team Group Elite 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 103SJ 1TB LG DVD+RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung Syncmaster 2243LNX 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Deluxe 250 OCZ ModXStream 600W Casetek MocanoX Logitech MX400 
  hide details  
Reply
Sandy
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k Asus P8P67 LE XFX Radeon HD 6950 Team Group Elite 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 103SJ 1TB LG DVD+RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung Syncmaster 2243LNX 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Deluxe 250 OCZ ModXStream 600W Casetek MocanoX Logitech MX400 
  hide details  
Reply
post #127 of 149
Quote:
Originally Posted by Masked View Post
EVERYONE in this industry does this...EVERYONE.

It's everyone being everyone NOT "EA just being EA".

Blizzard is one of your BIGGEST "abusers" as is Bethesda and actually, Rockstar did this HEAVILY for Batman...

This is far from news and far from "EA being EA"...It's how the world of gaming works, get used to it.
Now see that's what I'm talking about. This man has achieved a healthy normalcy bias and isn't involved in this disfunctional criticism behavior. Unless of course he goes and camps out at wall street then he's a crazy terrorist. Either way he's very wise to give up his right to be told what is acceptable behavior and what isn't by people who just know better than him and I'm sure the people who are guiding him won't steer him wrong.

He even speaks the code words right. Get used to it means develope your own normalcy bias. I just hope he never figures out he's dealing with sociopaths who's only goal is the creation of willing victims. Cause then he's likely to wake up swinging. I'm sure they will never beat him or harm him as long as he remains willing to accept the much more pleasant alternative of deceipt that you are used to.
Goofy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 4850e 2.4Ghz 22 watts 1.1v 1500HT 300FSB Gigabyte GA-M78SM-S2H What I'm Testing 2 2gb Geil PC6400 960MHZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 160gb SATA-II Pioneer DVR 111D Redhat Core 12 x86_64, Windows XP HANNspree 20" 1600x900 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitec Premium Desktop Mini-Box M3-ATX 120 Watt DC-DC Spire Logitec 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 
  hide details  
Reply
Goofy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 4850e 2.4Ghz 22 watts 1.1v 1500HT 300FSB Gigabyte GA-M78SM-S2H What I'm Testing 2 2gb Geil PC6400 960MHZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 160gb SATA-II Pioneer DVR 111D Redhat Core 12 x86_64, Windows XP HANNspree 20" 1600x900 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitec Premium Desktop Mini-Box M3-ATX 120 Watt DC-DC Spire Logitec 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 
  hide details  
Reply
post #128 of 149
Back to the discussion on page 1, I think it is interesting that many a gamer would snub anything rated below an 8.

This is someone akin to "grade inflation". If I brought home a C in highschool, my parents probably would have beat me. A C is supposed to be average... With most students getting A's or B's the meaning of the grade has been lost to an extent. In psychological testing, the field I am studying, it is called a "ceiling effect". If two people have an A in a class that doesnt mean they are of the same capacity. There just isnt any more room to determine superiority.

TL;DR
Reviewers should be more careful about giving out high scores and people need to realize everything isnt going to get a 9.5
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
955 BE C3 @ 3.82  MSI 870a Fuzion Sapphire 6950 Kingston HyperX 4x2gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 1.5tb Lg somethin' Windows 7 Ultimate Princeton 20 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Stock HP (actually quite nice!) Antec earthwatts 650w Rosewill Destroyer Razer Tron 
Mouse Pad
wal mart special! 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 6600k Gigabyte Z170-X Gaming 7 Diamond 280x HyperX Fury 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO LG Blu-Ray burner CM Hyper 212 EVO Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 34UM95-P Stock HP Antec Earthwatts 650 Corsair Air 540 
Mouse
Microsoft Sidewinder  
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
955 BE C3 @ 3.82  MSI 870a Fuzion Sapphire 6950 Kingston HyperX 4x2gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 1.5tb Lg somethin' Windows 7 Ultimate Princeton 20 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Stock HP (actually quite nice!) Antec earthwatts 650w Rosewill Destroyer Razer Tron 
Mouse Pad
wal mart special! 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 6600k Gigabyte Z170-X Gaming 7 Diamond 280x HyperX Fury 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO LG Blu-Ray burner CM Hyper 212 EVO Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 34UM95-P Stock HP Antec Earthwatts 650 Corsair Air 540 
Mouse
Microsoft Sidewinder  
  hide details  
Reply
post #129 of 149
Nothing is wrong with this. I'm sure many companies do this.

But it's a bad image that this made news...
post #130 of 149
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
Nothing is abnormal with this. I'm sure many companies do this.

But it's a bad image that this made news...
Fixed. Normalcy is not the same as morality.
Edited by Riou - 10/19/11 at 4:08pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Video Game News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Video Game News › [BF3Blog] EA tries to manipulate Battlefield 3 scores in Norway