(Un)official (maybe sorta) Revote of Using GS Scores in SW (Sticky?)

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#1 Tiefster
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I know a few of you are upset in light of certain events that will not be discussed here so I feel the need to take all the poll-less threads off the streets of SW and make one with a poll.

Should we, the forumites of SW, continue to use GS scores as god when determining if a game is a flop or not?

Debate all you like about business practices but do not discuss the recent events in detail.

Also, after you vote, post about why your supported source is credible or any other things you need to say about it.

(Sticky maybe eventually please?)
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#2 DaysAirlines
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I'm still with GS scores on this one.
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#3 iamanehero
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Wow I was just thinking about making a poll like this. I like Metacritic because the site is easier to navigate through, the reviews and scores are clearly presented, plus the average score is usually posted earlier than gamerankings.
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#4 Tiefster
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I'm still with GS scores on this one.DaysAirlines


I'm up in the air about it.
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#5 mikemil828
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Don't use any of them, any gaming review site that recieves money from game developers are suspect, only user reviews are reasonably safe, and even then not to much so because ever game has their fanboys and haters...
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#6 Chutebox  Online
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Who is the ones who decided in the first place to only use GS scores on these forums?
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#7 Tiefster
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Who is the ones who decided in the first place to only use GS scores on these forums?Chutebox


We voted on it months ago if I remember correctly since there was constant controversy over people pulling sources out of the butts.
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#8 iamanehero
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Yeah the other websites may be biased as well, but the average scoares via metacritic just seems to be a lot more accurate. Mass Effect low AAA. Assassin's Creed AA. Ratched and Uncharted high AA, etc. It's hard to have a skewed bias one way when you average ~20 scores.
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#9 notalkjustrock
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I think we should keep using GS scores as law, just remember to never bet against an Eidos game if the reviewer has a family to feed.

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#10 xTHExJUICEx
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Wow I was just thinking about making a poll like this. I like Metacritic because the site is easier to navigate through, the reviews and scores are clearly presented, plus the average score is usually posted earlier than gamerankings.iamanehero
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#11 TeamR
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Nothing.

Scores don't mean crap anymore, don't you get it?

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#12 -wii60-
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We are on gamespot forums, u don't like their scores? then leave.

/thread.
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#13 mojito1988
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Blatant censorship is unacceptable! Gamespots scores are now void.
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#14 Chutebox  Online
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[QUOTE="Chutebox"]Who is the ones who decided in the first place to only use GS scores on these forums?Tiefster


We voted on it months ago if I remember correctly since there was constant controversy over people pulling sources out of the butts.

Thanks.

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#15 goblaa
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I'm still with GS scores on this one.DaysAirlines

I just can't trust them anymore. Who knows how many other reviews have been influenced by bribes.

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#16 Chutebox  Online
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We are on gamespot forums, u don't like their scores? then leave.

/thread.
-wii60-

man you can be annoying in every single thread.

/open thread!

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#17 bretthorror
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A scandal of this magnitude and there's still scabs (my name for GS fanboys, if they can call me a sheep, I can do this) out there trying to defend this site?! It's proven to be corrupt, disown the companies (reviewers can be debated, but pressure put on them in instances like these can't be good), go with GR.
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#18 Tiefster
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Seems like people are favoring the sites that average scores from around the interwebs.
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#19 Zhengi
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Go with GameRankings.
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#20 GT-JPWhoopass
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u wanna use something else... leave
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#21 xTHExJUICEx
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I just hope either gamerankings and metacritic win....thats the way it should have always been.

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#22 Liquid-GEAR
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Who are these kids telling ppl to leave if the don't use GS?

Anyway I never used GS..Its up to you guys w/e you wanna use.

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#23 Japanese_Monk
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Blatant censorship is unacceptable! Gamespots scores are now void.mojito1988

I agree...

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#24 iamanehero
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Does anyone want to say WHY they voted for their choice?
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#25 Tiefster
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A scandal of this magnitude and there's still scabs (my name for GS fanboys, if they can call me a sheep, I can do this) out there trying to defend this site?! It's proven to be corrupt, disown the companies (reviewers can be debated, but pressure put on them in instances like these can't be good), go with GR.bretthorror


I agree. I have my beefs with the reviewers here but they shouldn't be pressured just because the parent site locked a big ad deal with a publisher or developer.
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#26 -wii60-
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[QUOTE="-wii60-"]We are on gamespot forums, u don't like their scores? then leave.

/thread.
Chutebox

man you can be annoying in every single thread.

/open thread!



Then ignore me.

/thread.
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#27 Tiefster
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Who are these kids telling ppl to leave if the don't use GS?

Anyway I never used GS..Its up to you guys w/e you wanna use.

Liquid-GEAR


It's not for personal use, just SW use. Everyone else can do whatever they want when deciding to make a purchase but just for basic flop/not flop use here in SW we need one ruling score.
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#28 SergeStorms
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[QUOTE="mojito1988"]Blatant censorship is unacceptable! Gamespot's scores are now void.Japanese_Monk

I agree...

This is insane. We can now officially say GS has the LEAST CREDIBLE review scores. This is one sick jacked up site.

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#29 jeffwulf
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Seeing as how scores can be bought here, I think I shall vote for Gamerankings, as Cnet owns Metacritic, and CNet sucks.
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#30 Tiefster
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Also guys, please note that the sites used by gamerankings and metacritic can be terribly biased at times and that they still use GS scores.
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#31 bigLLL
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yer go with gamerankings from now on, and people saying dont like gamespots scores then leave... why?? these are good forums and there is nothing wrong with seeing there reviews now are just a bag of suck and move onto a new AA AAA system that is game rankings.
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#32 Liquid-GEAR
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[QUOTE="Liquid-GEAR"]

Who are these kids telling ppl to leave if the don't use GS?

Anyway I never used GS..Its up to you guys w/e you wanna use.

Tiefster


It's not for personal use, just SW use. Everyone else can do whatever they want when deciding to make a purchase but just for basic flop/not flop use here in SW we need one ruling score.

Oh well in that case I vote GR. I believe an average is a better indication of a games quality rather than one opinion.
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#33 Tiefster
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yer go with gamerankings from now on, and people saying dont like gamespots scores then leave... why?? these are good forums and there is nothing wrong with seeing there reviews now are just a bag of suck and move onto a new AA AAA system that is game rankings.bigLLL


Exactly it's not the cnet execs are going to cry just because one board doesn't want to use their site.
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#34 Vyse_The_Daring
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How many other sites are doing the same thing though, and not being caught? GR and metacritic just compile these reviews into one score!
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#35 Zhengi
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u wanna use something else... leaveGT-JPWhoopass

:lol: And if we don't leave, what are you going to do about it? Seriously, this is a funny retort with no merit.

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#36 omarguy01
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gamerankings... but not the percentage... the list > average percentage
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#37 SergeStorms
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[QUOTE="bigLLL"]yer go with gamerankings from now on, and people saying dont like gamespots scores then leave... why?? these are good forums and there is nothing wrong with seeing there reviews now are just a bag of suck and move onto a new AA AAA system that is game rankings.Tiefster


Exactly it's not the cnet execs are going to cry just because one board doesn't want to use their site.

IF enough people leave, they will cry because they get revenue from advertising page views and subscriptions.

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#38 Tiefster
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[QUOTE="Tiefster"][QUOTE="bigLLL"]yer go with gamerankings from now on, and people saying dont like gamespots scores then leave... why?? these are good forums and there is nothing wrong with seeing there reviews now are just a bag of suck and move onto a new AA AAA system that is game rankings.SergeStorms



Exactly it's not the cnet execs are going to cry just because one board doesn't want to use their site.

IF enough people leave, they will cry because they get revenue from advertising page views and subscriptions.



True but they aren't going to look here in SW and be like "NO GS SCORES?! I shall smite thee!"
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To be honest I'll use gamerankings here from this point forward. I once "held true" to the time honored "OMG we're on GS, we use GS reviews" concept, but today has made me not care anymore about that old tradition.

So whether this thread agrees with me or not, does not matter. I will from now on call my "flops" or "AAA" (or what ever other related drivel) off of gamerankings.

I guess my hope is that the journalistic integrity lost might balance out with multiple review sites/pubs.

Today an old tradition dies...

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#40 Tiefster
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To be honest I'll use gamerankings here from this point forward. I once "held true" to the time honored "OMG we're on GS, we use GS reviews" concept, but today has made me not care anymore about that old tradition.

So whether this thread agrees with me or not, does not matter. I will from now on call my "flops" or "AAA" (or what ever other related drivel) off of gamerankings.

I guess my hope is that the journalistic integrity lost might balance out with multiple review sites/pubs.

Today an old tradition dies...

-RPGamer-


Seems to be the general concensus today.
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#41 dsm_rox
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Today an old tradition dies...

-RPGamer-

So true. The foundations of system wars have been shakened.

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#42 Tiefster
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Looks like GR is unofficially the winner
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#43 jpKNOCKOUT
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I voted metacritics, simply because if a unjust site puts in their review, the SW community could always report it and have it deleated. However, gamerankings is great, too.
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#44 -RPGamer-
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[QUOTE="GT-JPWhoopass"]u wanna use something else... leaveZhengi

:lol: And if we don't leave, what are you going to do about it? Seriously, this is a funny retort with no merit.

People have been saying it for years here, but in all honesty people have equal right to use others sites as use this one. Just b/c we're here doesn't mean we're in some bubble seperate from the remainder of the internet. :?

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#45 Stevo_the_gamer  Moderator
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We're on Gamespot forums, why shouldn't we use Gamespot scores? If you don't like their reviews, post elsewhere.
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#46 Tiefster
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[QUOTE="Zhengi"]

[QUOTE="GT-JPWhoopass"]u wanna use something else... leave-RPGamer-

:lol: And if we don't leave, what are you going to do about it? Seriously, this is a funny retort with no merit.

People have been saying it for years here, but in all honesty people have equal right to use others sites as use this one. Just b/c we're here doesn't mean we're in some bubble seperate from the remainder of the internet. :?



Yeah, there have been a handful of us saying that since the last vote on scores in SW.
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#47 SmashBrosLegend
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I find it funny that the only two alternatives you listed were also part of CNET's system of sites. I refuse to support them at all anymore. I'm keeping my Gamespot account for the forums, but I have adblock enabled and I will no longer be reading their reviews or anything to that effect.
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#48 Hoffgod
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To be honest I'll use gamerankings here from this point forward. I once "held true" to the time honored "OMG we're on GS, we use GS reviews" concept, but today has made me not care anymore about that old tradition.

So whether this thread agrees with me or not, does not matter. I will from now on call my "flops" or "AAA" (or what ever other related drivel) off of gamerankings.

I guess my hope is that the journalistic integrity lost might balance out with multiple review sites/pubs.

Today an old tradition dies...

-RPGamer-
*wipes away a single tear* I couldn't have put it better myself.
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#49 Tiefster
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I find it funny that the only two alternatives you listed were also part of CNET's system of sites. I refuse to support them at all anymore. I'm keeping my Gamespot account for the forums, but I have adblock enabled and I will no longer be reading their reviews or anything to that effect.SmashBrosLegend


Well I put them there because they take an average. I don't care what site we use but Cnet doesn't control the sites that are averaged so its a little bit more I suppose. You can use whatever scores you want.
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#50 goblaa
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u wanna use something else... leaveGT-JPWhoopass

No.