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post #51 of 66
Mistakes happen, why do we need to make such a big deal out of this.

Just so everyone knows, I'm no EA fan, I criticize a lot of what they do but this is pretty ridiculous.
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post #52 of 66
I think you guys are missing the big picture here.

EA HAS TIME TRAVEL. You think they would have seen SimCity coming and done something about it...
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My guess is that the article doesn't exist right now but will by the time everything goes to press. If it doesn't come out it may simply be IGN trying to avoid the fall out from this little debacle by killing the article. I'm sure there are tons of articles, especially reviews, that exist internally and aren't published until NDA's are lifted and such. I'm not defending anyone, I have no doubt that reviewers are influenced but I do doubt that you could find a hardware or software dev out there who doesn't try to influence reviewers. It's not having money that makes companies do these things, it's the desire for more money that does it.... I'm sure there are plenty of small/indie publishers and devs that would gladly buy or influence reviews.
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I can't wait to come back to this thread around a year from now just to laugh at how wrong you guys are.

Battlefield 4 won't be IGN's game of the year. I'd bet my tinfoil hat on it.
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post #55 of 66
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Originally Posted by MrLime View Post

I can't wait to come back to this thread around a year from now just to laugh at how wrong you guys are.

Battlefield 4 won't be IGN's game of the year. I'd bet my tinfoil hat on it.

We'll DUH there won't be an article with that title now that the cat's outta the box...
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Originally Posted by Deadboy90 View Post

And BTW, who spends their spare time looking through game source code?

Any one that can get their hands on it...but this was just the website. Right click and view source. I do it all the time. It is the only way to know what exactly a webpage is doing.

However, it is quite possible this article exists and isn't published yet. Though what would IGN have to go off that it would be game of the year? Do they even have a playable piece of the game? Did BF3 even win(or buy) any awards? I mean I could predict that BF5 will win game of the year too, but that doesn't mean the game is any good. I think this is just EA people being dorks...again.

Or it was just a place holder...on the rare occasion I break out the html to make a web page I will put links in for www.insert_a_link_here.com when I don't know exactly what I will link to yet. It could have been that the author was just being optimistic and keeping it BF4 based
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 3/21/13 at 6:12am
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post #57 of 66
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Originally Posted by bigjdubb View Post

My guess is that the article doesn't exist right now but will by the time everything goes to press. If it doesn't come out it may simply be IGN trying to avoid the fall out from this little debacle by killing the article. I'm sure there are tons of articles, especially reviews, that exist internally and aren't published until NDA's are lifted and such. I'm not defending anyone, I have no doubt that reviewers are influenced but I do doubt that you could find a hardware or software dev out there who doesn't try to influence reviewers. It's not having money that makes companies do these things, it's the desire for more money that does it.... I'm sure there are plenty of small/indie publishers and devs that would gladly buy or influence reviews.

Money isn't the only driving force. Any software developer wants their software to be well-received. If any software developer is talented enough to work in an industry covered/reviewed by the media, why wouldn't he or she want to work to impress the reviewers with his software? If the reviewer has any credibility at all, he or she will write honestly regardless.

In the event the article actually existed at the time, all this proves is that some EA staffers knew it existed. It does not prove anyone from EA had any influence over the article, financial or otherwise.

Consider the scenario where IGN decides to cold-call EA to tell them about the article before it gets published. In this scenario, a single employee jumping the gun by a few days is the worst behavior engaged by either company. Likely? I don't know, and neither do you. But it's a valid possibility based on the facts. Any further assumption loosely based on the facts is just opinion.
Edited by littledonny - 3/21/13 at 3:16pm
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post #58 of 66
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Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post

Mistakes happen, why do we need to make such a big deal out of this.

Just so everyone knows, I'm no EA fan, I criticize a lot of what they do but this is pretty ridiculous.

Agree - i am no fan of EA either but i really think this is a nonstory. Who knows though biggrin.gif
post #59 of 66
I think this is just a joke from the guy who wrote the code. Of course that would be boring so let's assume there's foul play here, and the only way for this to clear is IGN posting an article titled "BF4 predicted to NOT be GOTY". tongue.gif
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I checked the source code on the BF4 website. I found nothing of anything about IGN...I even looked in 3D


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