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Old 2014-02-13, 12:46   Link #2401
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Hmm i thought i was the cynical one on the forum but jeez, you guys are terrible. Here's the problem with user reviews, it's unreliable. Everyone have difference in preference when it comes to gaming. Some folks will prioritize gameplay over aesthetic and vice versa and it's hard to established that without digging through the user's prior reviews. They are great supplementary materials but by no means should anyone go by user reviews alone.

Anyway, it's going offtopic. There's tons and tons of materials online these days for anyone to research up and formulate their own opinion and videogames at the end of the day is like movies and musics. It's very much about finding the right game that appeals to your personal taste and not a product that can be simply summarized with numerical scoring.
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Old 2014-02-13, 14:38   Link #2402
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Hmm i thought i was the cynical one on the forum but jeez, you guys are terrible. Here's the problem with user reviews, it's unreliable. Everyone have difference in preference when it comes to gaming. Some folks will prioritize gameplay over aesthetic and vice versa and it's hard to established that without digging through the user's prior reviews. They are great supplementary materials but by no means should anyone go by user reviews alone.
Just so you know the whole "you can understand this review better because you know my likes and dislikes" is nothing but a sham done by most reviewers (more notably and shamelessly in video) to get you to give their content more legitimacy then it ever deserves from their poor presentation and of course to get you "subscribed" (figuratively speaking) to their conten. It's essentially "Hey you know me! c'mon sure you do! So you can trust me on this and you just have to follow me by reading/watching all my stuff to get the best experience. Don't worry you can trust a friend right!" ie. food for the gullible weak minded netizens (out of which there are plenty), particularly effective the younger you are since you're more easily duped into some fake sense of friendship by simply them saying that their your friend (reverse psychology also works here; ie. "I'm not your friend I just [insert something]") over and over with different wording.

If you actually fall for that then sorry but the hard truth is all of them including something like youtube figures have a "persona," you never really "know them" you just know their persona, and this persona is always their business persona which means they won't ever be too negative (unless it suits their persona, in which case they'll very likely be overly unrealistically negative) or when they're positive they'll have some fake positivity, or otherwise they'll just have some filler to keep you occupied with their content. So, if you even believe such a barely scientific way of psycho-analysis-prediction exists and you are "magically" doing it, just because they told you are, In addition, while it's true that you can do some form of basic prediction based on certain characteristic, they're generally no more complex then "this person doesn't like multiplayer" and "this person only likes fps'es" and so on, which to be frank (aside from in the context of a reviewer/content-producer being potentially fake to begin with for the sake of building an image) they're also pretty useless since as far as comparing A to B that have subtle traits between them you know nothing. But wait it gets better, since it's in their best interest to only put out content of "good quality" (whatever that is in context of their distribution system) they'll very likely either only touch on the positive example and only a few negative ones that as people say "make the news" or vice versa.

(of course the shorter version if we're talking review sites is that the reviews are not all written by a single person, and even the same review is edited by multiple people—so you get no persistence to begin with)

I don't put much worth in something like steam reviews (and just for the record unless I have a metric of how much they've played, and that they own that which they are blabering about, user reviews are absolute garbage) IMHO the opinion of 30 people albeit how good or bad or unfocused it might be is much better then that of a "professional reviewer," if nothing else those people have no reason whatsoever to hold back and no professional/writing agenda to keep some things hidden because of petty reasons such as not sounding fancy enough.
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Old 2014-02-13, 20:18   Link #2403
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I don't put much worth in something like steam reviews (and just for the record unless I have a metric of how much they've played, and that they own that which they are blabering about, user reviews are absolute garbage) IMHO the opinion of 30 people albeit how good or bad or unfocused it might be is much better then that of a "professional reviewer," if nothing else those people have no reason whatsoever to hold back and no professional/writing agenda to keep some things hidden because of petty reasons such as not sounding fancy enough.
There's no unbiased opinions. People who tells you that are lying to you and themselves. This is why i recommend against basing your opinion solely on user reviews because you rarely know what's the user bias are and that makes it difficult to separate personal bias from facts. Especially when it comes to medium that are very subjective based, there's always a personal bias in it even if there's no ulterior motive behind it. That's why people read multiple sources on a single subject. This applies not just to game reviews but almost everything in the world.

Anyway, as i said, there's plenty of materials out there. It's up to people whether they want to take the effort to read and research it to formulate their own opinion with their own judgement or rely on a few people to make that judgement for them.
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Old 2014-02-14, 04:56   Link #2404
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There's no unbiased opinions. People who tells you that are lying to you and themselves. This is why i recommend against basing your opinion solely on user reviews because you rarely know what's the user bias are and that makes it difficult to separate personal bias from facts. Especially when it comes to medium that are very subjective based, there's always a personal bias in it even if there's no ulterior motive behind it. That's why people read multiple sources on a single subject. This applies not just to game reviews but almost everything in the world.
It's kind of hard for EVERYONE in a group of people with little in common and not much interference to have the same bias and sometimes it might be something you yourself are biased towards so it's not necessarily even bad, it's not like you're reading "good" or "bad" either so you can make a rough assessment on it. When I said you can read 30, I didn't mean it as combine the wording in 30, but as intersect the so called "facts" presented until you get to a reasonable "truth" with high probability.
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Old 2014-02-21, 07:02   Link #2405
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Microsoft invents... the remote

http://news.xbox.com/2014/02/xbox-one-media-remote
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Old 2014-02-21, 07:17   Link #2406
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I thought the entire point of the bone was that you didn't need a remote or a controller?
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Old 2014-02-21, 07:24   Link #2407
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Our console was designed around the Kinect! There'll never be a Kinectless SKU!

B-b-b-but if you're really NSA paranoia, you can choose to disconnect it, even though we previously said it must be connected for the console to even work!

B-bu-but if you really hate talking that much, you can use a remote!!

Story of Xbox One.
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Old 2014-02-21, 19:05   Link #2408
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They will need that remote, I'm sure.
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Old 2014-02-22, 20:43   Link #2409
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Oh my god, MS is overflowing with originality, who would have thought to make a remote, for a console that doesn't need one? it's genius...
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Old 2014-02-23, 15:52   Link #2410
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Old 2014-02-23, 18:09   Link #2411
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Is this in preparation for a Kinect-less version? Or an admission that their voice control isn't up to shape? (I haven't been following xbox one news for a while)
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Old 2014-02-24, 12:57   Link #2412
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Titanfall Xbox One bundle announced

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Microsoft will launch an official Titanfall Xbox One bundle alongside the game on March 11 for $499 at select retailers, the company announced.

Available for pre-order now, the bundle includes a download code for a digital version of Titanfall, a standard Xbox One console and Kinect sensor, a wireless controller, a chat headset, and one month of Xbox LIVE Gold.
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Old 2014-02-24, 15:39   Link #2413
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Neogaf rumors seem to be coming to fruition.
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Old 2014-02-24, 15:51   Link #2414
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Apparently so... Is it just me or are Microsoft pretty bad at keeping secrets these days ? Sure it's highly likely that this recent one was purposefully leaked, but there are tons of other rumors and leaks before then while Sony is air tight about their master plans.
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Old 2014-02-25, 01:58   Link #2415
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Well the main m$ leaker looks like he is going to be banned now on gaf and I'm sure MS spread some false info to certain people and can now narrow their search.
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Old 2014-02-25, 04:30   Link #2416
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Of course, the clever part is Titanfall is an online only game, so to play it you need to subscribe to Live. And as such MS would make their money back that way.
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Old 2014-02-25, 07:11   Link #2417
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Yeah not like it includes one month free xbl or anything in that bundle.
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Old 2014-02-25, 10:01   Link #2418
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Yeah not like it includes one month free xbl or anything in that bundle.
I am pretty sure one month of play isn't so much a game as a preview. Imagine if the original Gameboy only allow you to play the bundled Tetris for one month.
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Old 2014-02-25, 10:08   Link #2419
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I am pretty sure one month of play isn't so much a game as a preview. Imagine if the original Gameboy only allow you to play the bundled Tetris for one month.
It still retail for traditional full priced AAA games. I think anyone buying a Titanfall bundle is going to sub XBL as long as they care to play any multiplayer games anyway.

It's a mediocre bundle still, no custom print on the console or controller is kind of a bummer. Isn't that a key reason why people would buy bundled pack?
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Old 2014-02-26, 00:27   Link #2420
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I am pretty sure one month of play isn't so much a game as a preview. Imagine if the original Gameboy only allow you to play the bundled Tetris for one month.
1 month free xbl

can sign up for 1 or was it 2 week trials 3 times on each xbox.

and fact of the matter is you're going to be paying for online anyway if you want to play these type of games on xbox or ps4, no one's checking for planetside 2 over destiny.
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