Stranding Overkill on GS?

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#1 sealionact  Online
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There's currently 17 articles relating to Death Stranding on GS (Including "How to walk"?). I get that Stranding is a big name, but considering the mixed reviews it's getting .... isn't it overkill now? What and who dictates how much coverage a game gets? Certainly can't be the score .... Disco Elysium scored higher here, and has exactly one article, which is the review.
Not knocking the game - which seems to be a matter of taste - just wondering if any game has ever had this much coverage on GS, especially one that hasn't even been released yet?

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#2 uninspiredcup  Online
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It's pretty shameless. Even by shameless standards.

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#3 Gamerno6666
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Same thing happened with destiny and fortnite.

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#4 mandzilla  Moderator
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Haven't seen such headline dominance on Gamespot since Fortnite.

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#5 djoffer  Online
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Gotta work for that paycheck! Apparently the one to ign got lost in the mail, hence the truthful score!

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#6 R4gn4r0k
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These fortnite, destiny, death stranding articles must be paid ads. Gamespot never writes that much stuff about any game because it's interesting to play :/

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#7 AJStyles
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Meh. Reviews are paid for. We have known this for years now.

It’s not like anyone reads or comments much on those articles.

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#8  Edited By pyro1245
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@djoffer said:

Gotta work for that paycheck! Apparently the one to ign got lost in the mail, hence the truthful score!

@R4gn4r0k said:

These fortnite, destiny, death stranding articles must be paid ads. Gamespot never writes that much stuff about any game because it's interesting to play :/

I doubt it. It's more likely that Death Stranding is just the current hot topic and they are flooding the site to get as many clicks as possible. Clicks from both inside the site and SEO stuff.

Still. It is rather annoying. What's even more annoying is the ads on GS now. They are pretty offensive in their size and location. I had to add special filters to my ad blocker to make the site function properly with it on.

I guess I'd rather GS stay in business. I'd even pay a few bucks a month to support it, but the new (?) banner and large-format ads are too much.

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#9 Pedro
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@djoffer said:

Gotta work for that paycheck! Apparently the one to ign got lost in the mail, hence the truthful score!

Indeed.

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I mean it used to be COD.

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#11 HitmanActual
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Even has it's own link at the top left of the page, which is usually only reserved for significant things such as E3 and PAX etc.

Quite shameless. Game is only out today and I am already sick of seeing it.

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#12 GoldenElementXL
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I can’t blame GS for selling the ad space. They don’t get traffic like they used to. And I’m sure Kojima got a good deal.

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#13  Edited By DaVillain-  Moderator
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@sealionact: There's a Thread in Bugs Reporting & Feedback discussing this and this thread has no business in System Wars. Not to mention, the sticky for Death Stranding is still up.

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