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Op Ed

GameFront - Duke Nukem Forever and Jim Rednerís Balls of Squeal.
The really contentious part of Rednerís argument, however, is the fact that developers should be let off the hook because they ďpoured thousands of irreplaceable hoursĒ into a game. This is an argument that Iíve seen many times before, that a reviewer needs to consider the feelings of the people who made it. Iíd say thatís the last thing a reviewer needs to think about when assessing a game. Like it or not, a reviewer isnít there to protect developers from feeling sad. This is not pre-school, where everybody gets a star and no child is left behind. This is the realm of business conducted by adults, and if youíre going to turn on the waterworks when your game is trashed, you should not be in an industry where art is produced for public consumption. Itís simply not the place for little princesses made of eggshells.

Joystick Division - Marketing Campaigns Are Doomsday Machines. Thanks Digg.
Duke Nukem Forever is the brightest, recent example of this horribly hilarious phenomenon, but it was preceded by two other first person shooters which enticed us to waste our money this year: Homefront and Brink. Together they form a Trifecta of Terrible. Behold the power of the marketing machine, and tremble.

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17. Re: Op Ed Jun 22, 2011, 12:46 Tumbler
Am I the only one that does not read anything to do with game reviews anymore? I watch video. Written reviews are basically a waste of my time because it's too easy to make things look good in text then when you see the full product it doesn't meet your expectations.

I'll look at the metacritic score, I'll listen to podcasts, and I'll watch gameplay clips on Gametrailers or something similar. I sometimes watch "Let's Play" video clips on youtube. In my opinion the written reviews don't compare to the experience of seeing it yourself. down in flames after discounting their currency!
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