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This may be a stupid question...

But I have no idea who this induvidual everybody is talking about is. In the picture.
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I'm pretty sure this is called capitalism...
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir;15360306 
I suppose that fabricating news and biasing reviews is an ok move then.

They're not. They're simply not giving PRE-RELEASE copies to reviewers they dont want to. They have the choice to do so. Once the game launches, anyone and everyone will be free to review it however they want - good or bad.

They could simply go "screw it, no review copies for anyone", but that wouldn't help them. NO company looks for negative rep, why would they intentionally give a copy to a group they suspect will give it a bad review?

If I write a piece of software, im free to give it to whomever I want. Lets say its an indie game. I might suspect that "indiegameshating.com" (this is fake I think), will probably give it a bad review, so why would I give them a pre-release copy? Meanwhile "IloveIndieGames.com" will probably give me a good review, why not give them a copy? It'll get them more visits, and give me positive rep.

Once I release my indie game, "indiegameshating.com", and anyone else will, will be able to to review my game.
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Originally Posted by doomlord52;15362460 
I might suspect that "indiegameshating.com" (this is fake I think), will probably give it a bad review, so why would I give them a pre-release copy?

Because otherwise, you'd be cherry-picking reviewers that like your game.

It's like a presidential campaign where only the constituents of one party get to vote.

Does that seem fair to you? It's their right, sure, but why is that more important?
Edited by Track - 10/18/11 at 7:59pm
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CoD fanboys don't deserve to even see BF3's box. Hahahah
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Originally Posted by Track;15362556 
Because otherwise, you'd be cherry-picking reviewers that like your game.

It's like a presidential campaign where only the constituents of one party get to vote.

Does that seem fair to you? It's their right, sure, but why is that more important?

That's not exactly an accurate contrast, I would say more like its like in a presidential campaign if the candidate made sure that only supporters attended a major rally he was having. In fact, that used to be done for bush during his presidency and on the campaign trail in 2004, in which his staff screened the audience.

Regardless, I think that this is a pretty common practice by video game companies, however I think it was so blatantly done by EA, that suddenly it's now a news story. I think this unfairly makes Dice look bad, and it definitely casts a poor light on the game, which I have no doubt will be absolutely incredible from the get go. EA needs to stop making these mistakes, as it has a pretty regular habit of doing things that poorly effect the outcome of the game. First, EA forces the game to require the piece of crap software that is Origin on PC, now this. Good job EA...
I seriously cannot wait for this game though. I was highly impressed by the Beta despite its poor reception, because the only things wrong with the game were bugs and glitches, which means that all of the issues that could plague the game can easily be remedied.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Track;15362556 
Because otherwise, you'd be cherry-picking reviewers that like your game.

It's like a presidential campaign where only the constituents of one party get to vote.

Does that seem fair to you? It's their right, sure, but why is that more important?

Yes but, it's not YOUR product.

If it was YOUR product, you'd see the entire situation far differently then you currently do.

Besides, this is far from news...This is commonplace. ~ Blizzard did this with the original release of WoW and so has practically every other company on the market.

If you make a game for a certain demographic you market to that demographic for the best results...

Business 101 and common sense 101.

Again, far FAR from news in this industry.
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This may be a stupid question...

But I have no idea who this induvidual everybody is talking about is. In the picture.

it's yathzee. Does video reviews for the escapist.
 
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Originally Posted by Alatar;15363275 
it's yathzee. Does video reviews for the escapist.

LOL. I watched his Minecraft review and laughed my ass off tongue.gif It's true, he is pretty biased towards his own personal opinions, but it's funny nonetheless.
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Reviews used to mean something until bribed reviewers starting giving out really high scores to mediocre games.
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