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I've spotted these Deus Ex: Human Revolution screens on the official website and they're deifnitely not on Gamespot. Will link main screenshots page as well as some examples.

Screenshots section:
http://www.deusex.com/media/images

Screenshots:
http://www.deusex.com/data/extensions_data/square_images/9/f/6/1/4/56//medium_image.jpg
http://www.deusex.com/data/extensions_data/square_images/b/5/3/b/3/55//medium_image.jpg
http://www.deusex.com/data/extensions_data/square_images/a/6/8/4/e/54//medium_image.jpg
http://www.deusex.com/data/extensions_data/square_images/d/8/2/c/8/53//medium_image.jpg
http://www.deusex.com/data/extensions_data/square_images/9/a/1/1/5/52//medium_image.jpg
http://www.deusex.com/data/extensions_data/square_images/2/8/3/8/0/51//medium_image.jpg
http://www.deusex.com/data/extensions_data/square_images/c/0/c/7/c/50//medium_image.jpg
http://www.deusex.com/data/extensions_data/square_images/f/4/5/7/c/49//medium_image.jpg

There are a lot more if you follow the link above, those I physically can't link (would make for an epic post). To clarify, you'll find six pages, each containing up to eight screenshots. Gamespot's missing all of the ones from the first three or four pages and a few from the remaining two. Check them out!



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Great timing, I was about to post some GoW and Halo ones! Won't have to edit into my prior post, then.

Gears of War 2:


Gears of War 3:
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Halo: Reach:
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Okay regarding all these thumbs up/down, tracking, and review feedback discussions... I had a somewhat crazy idea I'd nevertheless like to voice. It involves combining the aforementioned in a relatively whole system - hold your tomatoes. Okay, here goes.

Assuming the necessity to have a game on one of your tracked lists in order to be able to review it IS integrated, along with review comments, why not follow up with something like this:

Instead of the number of users agreeing/disagreeing with a given review, you are given a small notice, below the review link, as to how many users... commented on it. The thing is, only a user who has the very same game on their tracked lists can comment on a review for that game.

It may be just enough to discourage trolls to bother, and will provide feedback on how much folk actually read the thing with an objective point of view, albeit dismissing agreement/disagreement info (which is unneeded really, you don't need to agree on a review to consider it well-written and worthy of your comment).

It will also make commenting on a review for elaboration's sake (before you've brought the game) impossible, but most of us only read and give feedback to see if viewpoints match, right?

I understand it may sound too complex, unthought through (I just came up with this) and definitely borderline impossible to implement, but what the heck, I thought I'd throw in something for discussion. What do you think, guys?

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#4 LGTX
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Congratulations to many of my buddies here, and not only, for getting the emblems. And thanks for letting me keep mine as well GS, I understand things need to compensate during such give-aways, and I haven't been particularly active lately, at least until now.

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Yep, exactly, that's why I'm against it. Since it WILL be optional, only devoted writers and outright trolls will bother, and quite honestly when you can just navigate away to the screenshots section in just a few clicks, what need is there to show them off individually? Screenshot-rich and broad reviews are just fine from the GS editorial staff, I think users should focus more on the pure writing aspect than, I dunno, stylizing the texts. Don't get me wrong, I understand the need to break up the review, make it easier for the eyes and all that, but I really can't see much practical use from in-review pics unless they're captioned with additional info, which is, well, impractical in its own way.

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#6 LGTX
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That gives user reviewers more room for creativity I think, a point many reviews lack of...as long as no one posts a picture of a final boss.

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That's actually a spot-on point. Exploiting a screenshot feature of reviews for spamming spoilers may become the latest for pointless trolls and such. I wonder if, or when, it is implemented, if there's going to be some type of spoiler filter - which seems unreal really - or maybe the screenshots themselves being permanently spoiler-tagged. I mean, it's one thing when you risk your neck to read through lines of text and be wary of unwanted revelations, and another altogether if you even accidentaly click the wrong rant and end up with a full-blown, literal depiction of a game's ending in your face.

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My belated entries, all .jpg and as compressed as possible within given quality limits.

Assassin's Creed series:


Mass Effect series:


And a couple of Starcraft IIs:
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#8 LGTX
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Agreed with the above posts on several behalfs.

The feedback option will greatly benefit newbies and/or motivate the players to write more.

The tagline drop-down is also agreeably a redundancy, since you have to make up another one anyway in the catchphrase field, albeit a bit longer.

HTML will also be greatly appreciated - sometimes when I want to make quick corrections or spellchecks, I grow tired of scrolling through the tiny box.

I'd also like to throw in an idea for additional ratings on differing criteria for a game, like story, presentation, gameplay, etc. It's probably a pain to implement, but it'd would make for a nice round-up along with the final catchphrase and difficulty/score.

I don't find implementing images necessary, since the whole thing will definitely be optional and impractical due to some reviews being large as they are and official screenshots resting a few clicks away.

Definitely limit the minimum wordcount, I'm tired of expecting formulated opinions and finding half-paragraph rants.

The "Thumb Down" elimination sounds like a really good idea - not just because spamming given feature has become an unpleasant trend lately. It's like facebook - you either enjoyed the review enough to read through all of it, or didn't, and moved along. Supported.

Disallowing a user to review an untracked game seems silly, since if they lack the decency to play before reviewing, they'll definitely not hesitate to falsely track.

That's about all I can think of right now, but I might pop back in and join the discussion. Thanks for the thread Jody, this was definitely needed.

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#9 LGTX
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Here comes an iconophobe:

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#10 LGTX
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What if someone wants to discuss, speculate and build up expectations? Ask for system requirements/recommendations? That's not flood or off-topic. It would have been long-done if such tactics were profitable:

Option 1 is particularly illogical to me. Like you're trying to eliminate fanboysm with one sweep. Trust me, I would do that if I could, but the feedback will be horrible, many users will be lost.