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Like a barrel of rabid guinea pigs
 
predcon  posted on Sep 13, 2010 11:54:39 AM - Report post

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Why does Gamespot continue to put on these "Vote for your favourite Video Game Hero/Villain/Weapon/Obscure Reference to Popular Culture" things? It's like roachbait for millions of eight-year-olds to come out and say stupid stuff like "d00d! This guy isn't a real game character, he doesn't belong in this lineup!" "OMG! If U vote for this character, U R not a hardcore 1337 g4m3r!" (Actual quotes, referring mostly to characters that had their origins in media that wasn't a video game. Darth Vader, the Joker, etc. As if being "hardcore" meant forsaking all other forms of media.)

Maybe that's the point. Maybe the editors and columnists at GS are bored and need a laugh now and then at the expense of a panoramic, pre-pubescent ****ing contest. (I know, "panoramic" is stretching it, no pun intended, but I needed to seal the alliteration with a word meaning "vast".) Maybe the server drive that holds membership info is bursting at the seams, and a flame-war stoked from behind the scenes is what they need to serve a healthy heaping of permabans and trim the FAT32 (ha!). Lord knows if admins aren't actually reading the posts, or they'd have learned their lesson after the first "Vote for your fave" thingy.

 
LifeOfGaming  posted on Sep 13, 2010 1:04:21 PM - Report post

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Maybe they're bored as hell and actually care about peoples opinions. I know they would anyway, since a good review of a game means it'll sell more, putting more money in their pockets. But the main word is CARE. Which they don't really care about anything other than making money off of the games they sell.

They totally rip you off of some games too; you can buy a game worth 38/40 bucks, wish to return it after a while (let's say a month and a half or so), and you won't even get half of what you pay for it. Then they sell it again for about 10-15 more dollars than you got for it.

So no wondor they put up these voting polls, to see what game they can advertise or put out the most, so people will want to buy it more, putting more money in their pockets; money you wasted on a game you probably can finish in a few hours if you really tried.

That's why they have GameFly.

 
king-of-games  posted on Sep 13, 2010 8:55:11 PM - Report post

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...Or maybe they just want to add some harmless fun to their site, No need to get up in arms about it.

[Edited by king-of-games, 9/13/2010 10:27:00 PM]

 
Skyheart  posted on Sep 15, 2010 5:34:18 AM - Report post

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Gamespot has completely lost my interest and respect over the years. The only reason I visit it any more is to find out release dates (and usually I have to find out those from other sources for non-mainstream games).
 
LordVenator  posted on Sep 15, 2010 6:14:40 AM - Report post

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originally posted by king-of-games

...Or maybe they just want to add some harmless fun to their site, No need to get up in arms about it.

[Edited by king-of-games, 9/13/2010 10:27:00 PM]

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