As the holiday season rolls around, it's time to fully reap the rewards of being a gamer. Releases fall from the sky in abundance, and we all get to pick and choose only the tastiest morsels for our enjoyment. Here at GameSpot we take our job seriously to not only give you our evaluations of the latest releases, but also to allow our community members to freely make their opinions known and share their thoughts on a variety of topics.
Since we've received some customer support inquiries on this particular subject, and to avoid confusion and frustration in the future, here is our policy on reader reviews as pertains to their content:
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- Any technical issues you experience with the game should be folded into the meat of the review and explain the impact on gameplay, if any. It is reasonable for these issues to be a component of reviews, but reviews themselves are about the games first and foremost.
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