TruthTellah's forum posts

#1 Posted by TruthTellah (9122 posts) -

Sure, I miss their shenanigans, but I prefer them on the screen. I just hope that Ian will get the go-ahead from Vinny to take more liberties when he would like to. Dicking around a bit is part of the fun, and it can make a big difference when things are dragging a little.

You can do it, @ltsquigs! We believe in you!

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#4 Posted by TruthTellah (9122 posts) -

@rhombus_of_terror: haha. That definitely seems like a nice theme for these banners. I hope more will make some.

@ltsquigs So are you leaning more "funny" or "official"? After flatcracker's, I figured the former. ha.

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@sharkethic:

@sharkethic said:
@truthtellah said:

@horseman6 said:

@chrissedoff said:

Giving a score is useful in that it sums up their impressions in an easy-to-digest format that communicates how much they liked it. There are many similar products for which it is suitable for comparison, though I reject your assertion that this is necessary. Like all products reviews, you should be using the review to not only judge between products that fit a particular niche, but all products and services that you could alternatively spend money (or time) on. In that context, a review and a score are useful, regardless of how many very similar products are out there.

Polygon is not responsible for "gaming community's" fanaticism, pettiness and inclination toward dreaming up idiotic conspiracy theories when their preconceived beliefs are challenged slightly. It is only click bait in the sense that every story in every publication on the Internet exists to attract readers and hold their interest.

Having said all that, they gave the fucking thing a good review. Every single person on the Internet who is upset by Polygon's review needs to grow the fuck up in ten different ways or forever be justifiably dismissed, ignored and marginalized.

It's way too early to review these consoles which is why I respect sites like Tested and Giantbomb. You don't need to get a review out the door ASAP to get those clicks. A review and score are useful, but not at the moment and while a 7.5 is not a bad score, they knew they would get a reaction out of it which is why it was posted so quickly.

I'm pretty sure they posted the review because it's now available for purchase, and since they seem to believe that reviews are at least somewhat for assisting people in making purchasing decisions, they put out their impressions of the device before people put down their hard-earned money for it. Putting out their review after most people had already bought it would perhaps express their opinion on the product but not necessarily aid as many people in making a more informed purchasing decision.

Releasing a review after only a handful of days of hands-on-time, of a product with a potential lifespan of 8-10 years that, up until the day the review was released, wasn't fully functional due to the pending release of the 1.5 patch, is considered aiding people in making an informed purchasing decision? Sounds a lot more like a "early impressions" piece than a review, which makes the score all the more arbitrary. They should have at least gone the Conan O'Brien way of scoring a game, if they insist on calling this a review.

Hey, I still agree that I think a review seems premature and somewhat unhelpful. All I'm suggesting is that it isn't necessarily clickbait. Them scheming to manipulate gamers into giving them views on a post they know serves no useful purpose is "clickbait". Them misguidedly thinking a review will do a lot of viewers any good isn't "clickbait". It's the difference between the conspiratorial clickbait accusation often thrown around by people online toward articles or reviews they don't like and a site doing something that is perhaps less useful than they think.

I don't think Polygon has some kind of malicious intent here; I don't think they're out to trick people with their review. From everything I've seen from them, they seem to think they're providing some kind of useful service. We may disagree on whether it is indeed useful, but accusing them of just posting the review as clickbait is not right. I have a feeling less people would be calling it clickbait if the score was higher, and efforts to dismiss or discredit them seem like a convenient way to deflect any level of criticism in the review. I'm cool with suggesting that there are problems with Polygon, as I've already shared some of my own complaints in this thread, but there's a big difference between simply criticizing them as mistaken and suggesting that they are plotting to trick people with "clickbait".

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@truthtellah: Words fine for me.

heh. He fixed the link. It was just going to http:// initially. (and that does look more like what Vinny made)

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@horseman6 said:

@chrissedoff said:

Giving a score is useful in that it sums up their impressions in an easy-to-digest format that communicates how much they liked it. There are many similar products for which it is suitable for comparison, though I reject your assertion that this is necessary. Like all products reviews, you should be using the review to not only judge between products that fit a particular niche, but all products and services that you could alternatively spend money (or time) on. In that context, a review and a score are useful, regardless of how many very similar products are out there.

Polygon is not responsible for "gaming community's" fanaticism, pettiness and inclination toward dreaming up idiotic conspiracy theories when their preconceived beliefs are challenged slightly. It is only click bait in the sense that every story in every publication on the Internet exists to attract readers and hold their interest.

Having said all that, they gave the fucking thing a good review. Every single person on the Internet who is upset by Polygon's review needs to grow the fuck up in ten different ways or forever be justifiably dismissed, ignored and marginalized.

It's way too early to review these consoles which is why I respect sites like Tested and Giantbomb. You don't need to get a review out the door ASAP to get those clicks. A review and score are useful, but not at the moment and while a 7.5 is not a bad score, they knew they would get a reaction out of it which is why it was posted so quickly.

I'm pretty sure they posted the review because it's now available for purchase, and since they seem to believe that reviews are at least somewhat for assisting people in making purchasing decisions, they put out their impressions of the device before people put down their hard-earned money for it. Putting out their review after most people had already bought it would perhaps express their opinion on the product but not necessarily aid as many people in making a more informed purchasing decision.

#8 Posted by TruthTellah (9122 posts) -

@daze: Unfortunately, your link doesn't go anywhere. Though, I could believe that it was a different one.

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#10 Posted by TruthTellah (9122 posts) -

@devil240z: Wasn't it just the little board of a keyboard? Not sure why you'd need something special. Just get the connections of the button to run into the keyboard controller, making it act like a single key input.