IGN lost it

First their review they said  Mercenary mode is not online in Resident Evil 5, however they were wrong. Then they said Gametrailers.com had interviewed an Id guy saying Rage will not come this year. However I listened to it multiple times, the id guy Todd said "Aaaaa... no, we'll  be out this year".

Daym, what does that mean? This is even worse then what Game Spot had done.

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Posted by The_Icon

First their review they said  Mercenary mode is not online in Resident Evil 5, however they were wrong. Then they said Gametrailers.com had interviewed an Id guy saying Rage will not come this year. However I listened to it multiple times, the id guy Todd said "Aaaaa... no, we'll  be out this year".

Daym, what does that mean? This is even worse then what Game Spot had done.

Posted by MC_Izawa

I agree, this is even worse than what Game Spot had done.  But what if they hadn't?  Then who would?

Posted by Vinchenzo

If you were going to bring up a title with "IGN lost it" you might as well talk about the soccer management game. It got reviewed as a 9.0 by a UK reviewer, and 2.0 by an American one. That's what mistakes are made of.

Posted by prinny_god

what gamespot did was great because giantbomb is the phoenix that rose from the ashes

Posted by prinny_god
Vinchenzo said:
"If you were going to bring up a title with "IGN lost it" you might as well talk about the soccer management game. It got reviewed as a 9.0 by a UK reviewer, and 2.0 by an American one. That's what mistakes are made of."
well that makes sense UK like soccer US hates soccer
Posted by Vinchenzo
prinny_god said:
"Vinchenzo said:
"If you were going to bring up a title with "IGN lost it" you might as well talk about the soccer management game. It got reviewed as a 9.0 by a UK reviewer, and 2.0 by an American one. That's what mistakes are made of."
well that makes sense UK like soccer US hates soccer "
Actually the US reviewer was completely wrong and bias in his comparisons. They took down the review, but if you can find it, you'll see why it's so idiotic (the review).
Posted by MattyFTM

IGN haven't had it for a long while.

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Posted by zitosilva

I think the information about Rage is correct. Unless Kotaku is also wrong.

Posted by AgentJ

IGN still does good editorials, but despite all of the work they have done on their site it still is kind of crap. Especially when you use their search option. Often times I takes forever just to find the page for the game i'm looking for. Not to mention most of the writers are rumor mongers. "HALO DS WAZ REALLZ!! KID ICARUS AT E3!!!!!"

Posted by 0kAmui0

Seems like everyone is hating on IGN nowadays. Personally I like their reviews and they have good articles every now and then. There have been some issues that make them look bad though.

Posted by Diamond

Reviewers rarely have anything.  I haven't particularly trusted any reviewer for over a decade.  Never trusted any fully.

IGN is especially bad these days, I agree.  They said Orange Box's version of Half Life 2 on Xbox 360 was actually a port of the Xbox 1 version (completely factually wrong).

There seems to be a lot of people working at IGN that are completely incompetent and really shouldn't be employed in games at all.  They don't play the games, they don't know about games.

Posted by damswedon

have ign ever had it? i cant remember a time when they did.

Posted by Milkman

OMG! You mean IGN made TWO factual errors?! THAT'S ALMOST THREE!


Seriously, they made a mistake. Oops. Who cares?
Posted by Diamond
Milkman said:
"OMG! You mean IGN made TWO factual errors?! THAT'S ALMOST THREE!

Seriously, they made a mistake. Oops. Who cares?
"
When you get paid to inform, you should not know less about the subject matter than those you are supposed to be informing.
Posted by Shadow

What can you take away from this?  Hillary Goldstien just doesn't care anymore.  Every review he's written since GTA last year was sub-par

Posted by Milkman
Diamond said:
"Milkman said:
"OMG! You mean IGN made TWO factual errors?! THAT'S ALMOST THREE!

Seriously, they made a mistake. Oops. Who cares?
"
When you get paid to inform, you should not know less about the subject matter than those you are supposed to be informing."
They are also entitled to make the occasional error. They are human after all.
Posted by SmugDarkLoser

They also said you couldn't invert the camera in star ocean 4 (you can).

Posted by finalkross

GameRadar is also saying the Mercenaries mode is not online - that's two sites. Wait until the game is out before you attack them...if you're correct on Friday, then you can attack them.

Posted by SmugDarkLoser
finalkross said:
"GameRadar is also saying the Mercenaries mode is not online - that's two sites. Wait until the game is out before you attack them...if you're correct on Friday, then you can attack them."
I've seen a guy play it online already.
Perhaps it isn't matchmaking/server joinging but you have to invite someone to a game?
Posted by Hexpane

OLD!

IGN lost it like 6 years ago when they fired David Smith and Dave Z left for Visual Concepts.  The guys they have doing reviews are either leftovers from the PC section or really annoying fanbois who were friends of friends of long time IGN staffers.  The PS3 guys they have are really dorky fanbois into the whole "make funny faces for my blog pic" kiddie nonsense.  The RE5 review is simply laughable. 

Posted by TheHBK
Vinchenzo said:
"prinny_god said:
"Vinchenzo said:
"If you were going to bring up a title with "IGN lost it" you might as well talk about the soccer management game. It got reviewed as a 9.0 by a UK reviewer, and 2.0 by an American one. That's what mistakes are made of."
well that makes sense UK like soccer US hates soccer "
Actually the US reviewer was completely wrong and bias in his comparisons. They took down the review, but if you can find it, you'll see why it's so idiotic (the review)."
Yeah, that would be obvious.  They hadn't given any of the football or baseball management games such low scores so hope something happened to that jerk.
Posted by SmugDarkLoser
TheHBK said:
"Vinchenzo said:
"prinny_god said:
"Vinchenzo said:
"If you were going to bring up a title with "IGN lost it" you might as well talk about the soccer management game. It got reviewed as a 9.0 by a UK reviewer, and 2.0 by an American one. That's what mistakes are made of."
well that makes sense UK like soccer US hates soccer "
Actually the US reviewer was completely wrong and bias in his comparisons. They took down the review, but if you can find it, you'll see why it's so idiotic (the review)."
Yeah, that would be obvious.  They hadn't given any of the football or baseball management games such low scores so hope something happened to that jerk."
Come on, he shouldn't lose his job because of a bad review.
You know....that's how this site was started.

Granted, kayne and lynch's review wasn't terrible, but gerstmann did underrate it.  It's actually a pretty fun game, not super special though.
This IGN guy is just wrong though.

Still, one screw up shouldn't cause such a huge fuss. Constant though, yes.
Posted by Wolverine
The_Icon said:
"First their review they said  Mercenary mode is not online in Resident Evil 5, however they were wrong. Then they said Gametrailers.com had interviewed an Id guy saying Rage will not come this year. However I listened to it multiple times, the id guy Todd said "Aaaaa... no, we'll  be out this year".Daym, what does that mean? This is even worse then what Game Spot had done."
I hate when the media gives out false info.
Posted by TheHBK
SmugDarkLoser said:
"TheHBK said:
"Vinchenzo said:
"prinny_god said:
"Vinchenzo said:
"If you were going to bring up a title with "IGN lost it" you might as well talk about the soccer management game. It got reviewed as a 9.0 by a UK reviewer, and 2.0 by an American one. That's what mistakes are made of."
well that makes sense UK like soccer US hates soccer "
Actually the US reviewer was completely wrong and bias in his comparisons. They took down the review, but if you can find it, you'll see why it's so idiotic (the review)."
Yeah, that would be obvious.  They hadn't given any of the football or baseball management games such low scores so hope something happened to that jerk."
Come on, he shouldn't lose his job because of a bad review.You know....that's how this site was started.Granted, kayne and lynch's review wasn't terrible, but gerstmann did underrate it.  It's actually a pretty fun game, not super special though. This IGN guy is just wrong though. Still, one screw up shouldn't cause such a huge fuss. Constant though, yes. "
Yeah I know this is how we got here, but that game did suck and was crappy.  Just some people are into that kinda stuff but come on, there is a difference between giving a game a 6.5 and a fucking 2.  That puts it in the area of Big Rigs!  Do you really think any game deserves to be treated like that?  If jeff had given Kane and Lynch a 2 then we would have different opinions.
Posted by The_Icon

Dont get me wrong, I really like IGN because of their editorials and reviews, but such mistakes are not forgivable.

Posted by Willy105

IGN has been lowering in quality lately.

Posted by MachoFantastico
Vinchenzo said:
"If you were going to bring up a title with "IGN lost it" you might as well talk about the soccer management game. It got reviewed as a 9.0 by a UK reviewer, and 2.0 by an American one. That's what mistakes are made of."
That whole affair saw many of my friends never to trust IGN again. Though I have never trusted their reviews.
Posted by Hexpane
The_Icon said:
"Dont get me wrong, I really like IGN because of their editorials and reviews, but such mistakes are not forgivable."
Stop saying that, now!
Posted by Guardian

IGN lost me ever since the last site re-design. Man, its ugly and complicated. 

Posted by mracoon

I think they updated the game after the review came out so the Mercenaries would work online. So it's not really their fault.

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Posted by KamasamaK
Vinchenzo said:
"prinny_god said:
"Vinchenzo said:
"If you were going to bring up a title with "IGN lost it" you might as well talk about the soccer management game. It got reviewed as a 9.0 by a UK reviewer, and 2.0 by an American one. That's what mistakes are made of."
well that makes sense UK like soccer US hates soccer "
Actually the US reviewer was completely wrong and bias in his comparisons. They took down the review, but if you can find it, you'll see why it's so idiotic (the review)."
They had Aaron Thomas (an American) re-review it; he gave it a 7.9. Yep, mistakes were made. Hopefully this will cause them to be cautious in the future.
Posted by SmugDarkLoser
Kamasama said:
"Vinchenzo said:
"prinny_god said:
"Vinchenzo said:
"If you were going to bring up a title with "IGN lost it" you might as well talk about the soccer management game. It got reviewed as a 9.0 by a UK reviewer, and 2.0 by an American one. That's what mistakes are made of."
well that makes sense UK like soccer US hates soccer "
Actually the US reviewer was completely wrong and bias in his comparisons. They took down the review, but if you can find it, you'll see why it's so idiotic (the review)."
They had Aaron Thomas (an American) re-review it; he gave it a 7.9. Yep, mistakes were made. Hopefully this will cause them to be cautious in the future."
Isn't aaron thomas a guy from gamespot? 
Posted by AgentJ

It might be the same guy, though both the first and last name are common, so it could easily be two different people.

Posted by KamasamaK
SmugDarkLoser said:
"Kamasama said:
"Vinchenzo said:
"prinny_god said:
"Vinchenzo said:
"If you were going to bring up a title with "IGN lost it" you might as well talk about the soccer management game. It got reviewed as a 9.0 by a UK reviewer, and 2.0 by an American one. That's what mistakes are made of."
well that makes sense UK like soccer US hates soccer "
Actually the US reviewer was completely wrong and bias in his comparisons. They took down the review, but if you can find it, you'll see why it's so idiotic (the review)."
They had Aaron Thomas (an American) re-review it; he gave it a 7.9. Yep, mistakes were made. Hopefully this will cause them to be cautious in the future."
Isn't aaron thomas a guy from gamespot?  "
Yes, he is formerly of GameSpot. He freelanced that review for IGN.
Posted by oNsJUGGERNAUT

I stopped visiting that site a long time ago. their reviews suck and the site design is awful.

Posted by PenguinDust

I rarely ever go to IGN these days.  The site is complicated and slow to load.  There are much better high profile sites out there.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Well, you can't spell ignorant without IGN. I really don't trust their reviews all that much.

Posted by Kohe321

I only read ign for their TV reviews (Like south park and Lost) just for fun. For anything gamerelated, I use GB, kotaku or very rarely gamespot.

Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell

I don't mind IGN so much, except the site design. I haven't personally come across anything that I didn't care for. But I don't use the site too much, mainly just listen to their podcasts.

Posted by MachoFantastico

I read Dave moan about the site design on Twitter, had to agree with him aswell. That site is so confusing and squashed together that it looks simply a mess. 

As for their Footbal Manager 2009 review, well they HAD to take it down. They got some serious hatred for that, especially considering how beloved the franchise is in Europe and that it's a damn good game. 7.9 seemed a fair score coming from an American though. The re-review was written a hell of a lot better aswell, I remember reading comments asking for the original reviewer to be sacked, that is a little to far. But I recall his review being quite biased concerning the sport, kind of felt like he had a hatred for it.