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Lol if this was Activision with Call of Duty this thread would be all over them.

But since its BF3 it's all good.
Not really. This is standard procedure with publishers. They all do it.
I wouldn't had over my work to someone that's likely to hate it at first glance.

Many sites [H] for example buy their games to review them. These people can do the same. I rather for a site to buy their own copy and give an honest review, than to be bought by EA to get an advanced copy.
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They aint AMD, I wouldn't look into it too much.

Would you want to willingly give copies of your game to reviewers, you knew were hardcore CoD Fanbiznatches?

Whether the reviewers like BF or not, they'll still say the cons, aswell as the pros. I don't see anything wrong with giving the game to people who're more likely to actually play it properly, and not insta-hate it because they're a loyalist.

As said already, when the game's released, everyone will review it, they're giving out copies to reviewers, they should be able to choose.

It's like giving a banana milkshake to someone you know only ever drinks strawberry.

EDIT: *reads above post*
Aww AMD is hated so much these days, makes me sadface. I admit, it's fine to do this. But come on, even if you are a COD fanboy, I refuse to believe individuals outside of this site are so transparent they'll completely refuse to touch a game because it's not perfect from day one (BF3). But unfortunately, that's how the world is right now.
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I know someone who isn't getting their review copy!



It might be bias, but it's doesn't detract from a full and fair review of the game in the fullness of time, as you acknowledge. This kind of bias is to be expected, it would be fairly naive to believe otherwise in my opinion. What is it about this bias that people have a problem with exactly?

Eddie.
The manipulation of a previously open review field for one.
And yes, I know that companies have done this before. Unfortunately, it's an alarming trend which only gives the consumer less information upon which to make an, admittedly day one, purchase.
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Does this answer your question?
He is actually a terrible reviewer

Doesnt like MP games so he usually penalizes any game thats main feature is MP

If a game is too easy for him he whines, if a game is to hard for him he whines, usually any mmo he reviews he gives a bad score because he is tired of playing wow (which makes me wonder why he reviewed it in the first place). He is a funny reviewer and I watch his show to get a laugh; but this is one reviewer you dont want to take seriously, other reviewers aren't that much better though.
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1% for every dollar over 25 that the game costs.
Actually having thought about it, on a serious note I think that that the above is a very shallow criteria with which to judge a game. I see no possible correlation between a good, or indeed a bad game and the price which one pays for it.

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This is all about metacritic scores and CEO/shareholder response.
It has little to nothing to do with the game being any good.
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He is actually a terrible reviewer

Doesnt like MP games so he usually penalizes any game thats main feature is MP

If a game is too easy for him he whines, if a game is to hard for him he whines, usually any mmo he reviews he gives a bad score because he is tired of playing wow (which makes me wonder why he reviewed it in the first place). He is a funny reviewer and I watch his show to get a laugh; but this is one reviewer you dont want to take seriously, other reviewers aren't that much better though.
Many PC focused games are hammered in reviews, console focused games fair better.
This game will average in the mid 80s, while COD will hit near 90.
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The manipulation of a previously open review field for one.
I struggle to see how you reached such a conclusion having previously stated in your earlier posts:

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Doesn't much matter though, as sites will get copies if they have to buy them, and pirated versions are already out.
Have I misinterpreted what the above means? Surely if this is true then the 'previously open review field' is still very much open.

Secondly,

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And yes, I know that companies have done this before. Unfortunately, it's an alarming trend which only gives the consumer less information upon which to make an, admittedly day one, purchase.
I fail to see how this is an alarming trend. It's all marketing at the end of the day it's how businesses thrive. What right minded businessman would want to essentially buy bad advertisement? By giving out free copies this is what, in effect, EA are doing.

Another thought, would you be influenced in such a way by this information as your hypothetical consumer?

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Many PC focused games are hammered in reviews, console focused games fair better.
This game will average in the mid 80s, while COD will hit near 90.
Nah I think it will hit a low 9 or 9 on the dot, while cod will get 9.5; these are how the scores have looked for a while. I assume EA only pays reviewers $90,000 in advertising while Activision pays $95000
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Actually having thought about it, on a serious note I think that that the above is a very shallow criteria with which to judge a game. I see no possible correlation between a good, or indeed a bad game and the price which one pays for it.

Eddie.
I guess DLC gets really high scores in his book while starcraft 2 probably got a 0% lol
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