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Originally Posted by iARDAs View Post

What some of you may not see is that of course you never believe a game reviewer 100%.

However they MIGHT have seen something that you never thought off or etc which could make you change your mind about the game or else.

After following LevelCap's channel on Battlefield 4 since 2013 I have learned that even the most secretive can fold under pressure. After months and months of bugs he started to crack in anger.

Then someone exposed him on Reddit as EA sponsored gamer that he has NEVER announced. All of his opinions were skewed to cover DICE and EA, which lead to more people buying games.

Since that time I do not trust a single Youtuber, unless he has a track record of complete unadulterated honesty and is vocal about who is sponsoring him or who does not.

BlueDrake42 comes to mind.
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After following LevelCap's channel on Battlefield 4 since 2013 I have learned that even the most secretive can fold under pressure. After months and months of bugs he started to crack in anger.

Then someone exposed him on Reddit as EA sponsored gamer that he has NEVER announced. All of his opinions were skewed to cover DICE and EA, which lead to more people buying games.

Since that time I do not trust a single Youtuber, unless he has a track record of complete unadulterated honesty and is vocal about who is sponsoring him or who does not.

BlueDrake42 comes to mind.


Trust only yourself. that is my motto.

my other motto is "if a bear comes at us im throwing you to the bear"
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The problem with Reviews of Videos Games is subjectivity. For example let's take AngryJoe. Now lets take Witcher 3. The game was very good to a lot of people but some people do not like it. AngryJoe game it a very good score. Most people will agree with him. At the same time you have to remember he was invited to the Witcher 3 launch Party at Poland. Even if I was not into a game 100% if I was in a party like that I would be a lot more into the game hence something like that greatly effect the integrity and validity of the game review because people that are going to buy the game are never going to have that experience. TB is the most legit in Youtube. He himself talks about this problem.
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Since that time I do not trust a single Youtuber, unless he has a track record of complete unadulterated honesty and is vocal about who is sponsoring him or who does not.
Totalbiscuit, he's like the Ned Stark of youtube
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Totalbiscuit, he's like the Ned Stark of youtube

Who's Joffrey then? :D

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Who's Joffrey then? biggrin.gif

Toby games???
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It's worth noting that Shadow of Mordor was well-received and won eight out of the nine DICE awards it was nominated for. Warner Bros. probably didn't even need to pay people to get good reviews.

That's the best part. WB wasted their money and tarnished the reputation of themselves and various 'youtubers' needlessly.
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Welp, they didn't pay me, and Mordor was awesome.
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So I'm guessing we're revisiting this topic because a verdict came through?

Jim Sterling and Totalbiscuit and other youtubers where all over this when it was hot. Stating how WB was holding back their review copies if they didn't sign off on this agreement etc etc.
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TB is one of the few trusted in my book. Mack of Worthabuy is also trusted but his reviews can be excessively abrasive and/or lets too much personal bias cloud the review. But those two I would trust not to be involved in quid pro quo.
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