Uhhhh yes there is, you approach a situation without having previously formed an opinion on it.
Once you form an opinion, you're no longer objective. That's why it's called an opinion. You're only objective when you don't
have an opinion.
You went ahead and made up sales figures in this thread but I suspect to you they are "facts" just because you decided they are.
I created one sales estimate for CoD4 PC and explicitly stated that it was an estimate, not a fact. It was a reasonable estimate, given that the original numbers were provided by the NPD for 2007 and didn't account for worldwide and digital sales.
People like Beamer and whoever comment on it because they are probably sick of seeing you turn every thread into high school debate club.
Debates can't exist without the participation of two or more people. You can blame me all you like but if you didn't constantly provide me with fallacious claims to debunk, there would be no debates.
Jerykk: Microsoft is purposely killing PC gaming, they stole Alan Wake from the PC.
crowd: Alan Wake was never a PC exclusive.
Jerykk: I NEVER SAID IT WAS....even though I heavily implied it
Jerykk: Microsoft is evil!!!
crowd: What about the developers?
Jerykk: *mumble mumble* Microsoft only cares about its consoles!
crowd: this is news to you?
Jerykk: well uhh ENSEMBLE!!!
crowd: move on with your life child.
Jerykk: I dun wanna!
crowd: Maybe a better idea is to move on and start thinking about the future.
Haha, that's great. Here, let me try it:
Jerykk: Microsoft has a history of harming the PC in order to promote the Xbox. Here are the facts that support this claim.
Vern: LOL, what a load of bullshit. Microsoft hasn't hurt PC gaming at all.
Jerykk: Did you actually read any of the facts? Can you refute any of them.
Vern: Whatever. It's business, get over it.
Jerykk: Just because it's business doesn't mean I should accept it. When my favorite hobby suffers because of Microsoft, I have every reason not to approve of their actions.
Vern: LOL, you douche, it's not a fucking conspiracy. They aren't out to kill you. Stop crying and get over it.
Jerykk: Intentions are pretty irrelevant here. Intentionally or not, they're hurting my interests and I don't appreciate that.
Vern: HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU, IT'S JUST BUSINESS.
Jerykk: Again, how is that relevant to my interests? As a gamer, I don't really care about Microsoft's profit margins.
Vern: BUSINESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S PERFECTLY LEGAL SO THAT MAKES IT RIGHT!!!!
Vern: I'm so sick of you complaining about Microsoft and consoles. Your whining isn't going to change anything so shut up.
Jerykk: Kinda like your whining isn't going to change my opinion? I agree that my posts aren't going to change the industry but surely you realize that your posts aren't going to change me?
Vern: I'm going to keep bitching about anyone that disagrees with me. I'm neutral and objective though so it's okay.
Jerykk: Sure, buddy, you go ahead and do that.
Microsoft hasn't even announced anything yet on the subject of Alan Wake by the way which is the really amusing part. If they do allow it to be ported to the PC I'd like to see you actually post and apologize but that's asking for miracles.
If Microsoft does release Alan Wake for the PC, I will be happy. It won't change all the other bad things they've done to the PC but it will at least give me some hope that they've changed.