Duck and Cover Forum Index


Use these links, buy stuff from Amazon and help us out, nubs.
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
  Duck and Cover  •  FAQ  •  Search  •  Memberlist  •  Usergroups   •  Register  •  Profile  •  Log in to check your private messages  •  Log in

 Support DAC!
 How corrupt is IGN? View next topic
View previous topic
Post new topicReply to topic
Author Message
Username
Elite Wanderer
Elite Wanderer


Joined: 12 Jun 2010
Posts: 655

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

If you browse through IGN's reviews you see that they ALWAYS give (something like 95 cases out of 100) better scores for PC games from big makers than what users do and often bash down on games that are unique and from smaller developers.


For example Command and Conquer 4 recives 7.1 from them and 4.7 from users.

While the FPS where you're inside a Moscow underground (forgot the name, it's based on a novel) gets something like 8.0 from users and 6.0 from them.



I think I've also heard of scandals involving them and admitted bribes.
Not to mention their very "objective", non-hyped interviews with Fallout 3 makers.


All that aside I've noticed something even more incredible. Customer reviews and grades on IGN for the game SPORE are many points over the ones on Moby, Gamespy and Amazon.

Amazon average is 1.5 stars
Moby average is 3.7
Gamespy is 4.7

IGN is 8.
8...
Imagine it being elections and two of the biggest newspapers had opinionpolls differing almost 50%. That's statisticly impossible I'd say. Either they are changing the statistics themselves in exchange for money or they are blatantly ignoring the fact that IP's from EA and Maxis dev centers are hitting the site a bit to often.

IGN must be the most corrupt, biased, bought media outlet in the world.
And we are darn lucky it only deals with games. I think it tops the (North)Korean News Agency. Srsly.
View user's profileSend private message
Tofu Man
Paparazzi
Paparazzi


Joined: 06 Jul 2010
Posts: 1078

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Must be their new CEO.


"There are no American infidels in Spore! None, I tell you! What a great game!"
View user's profileSend private message
Wolfman Walt
Mamma's Gang member
Mamma's Gang member


Joined: 15 Mar 2003
Posts: 5171
Location: La Grange, Kentucky

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:02 am Reply with quoteBack to top

IGN does this a lot and receives a lot of flak for it (And rightfully so). There's a pretty high number of games where you'll see IGN being either the highest or lowest mark that sticks out like a sore thumb.
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mailVisit poster's websiteAIM AddressYahoo MessengerMSN Messenger
jetbaby
Mamma's Gang member
Mamma's Gang member


Joined: 18 Jan 2004
Posts: 4186
Location: Magical Island

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:12 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Any development timetable interview is bound to be heavily biased, generally because they're promised said interview on the equal return of a "promising" review of the current status of the game.
View user's profileSend private message
rad resistance
Striding Hero
Striding Hero


Joined: 17 Dec 2008
Posts: 1435
Location: Penn's Woods

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Username wrote:
IGN must be the most corrupt, biased, bought media outlet in the world.
And we are darn lucky it only deals with games. I think it tops the Fox News Agency. Srsly.
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mail
jimmypneumatic
Wanderer
Wanderer


Joined: 12 Feb 2007
Posts: 442
Location: Still there.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'd tend to agree. Just for the fact I have a plethora of spam sites in my HOSTS file that contain the same first 5 or 6 characters as IGN's websites, on purpose.
View user's profileSend private message
Manoil
Wastelander's Nightmare
Wastelander's Nightmare


Joined: 22 Feb 2006
Posts: 3720
Location: Drifting Onward

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

rad resistance wrote:
Username wrote:
IGN must be the most corrupt, biased, bought media outlet in the world.
And we are darn lucky it only deals with games. I think it tops the Faux News Agency. Srsly.
View user's profileSend private message
Megatron
Mamma's Gang member
Mamma's Gang member


Joined: 19 Apr 2002
Posts: 7834
Location: The United Kingdoms

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

thanks for letting me know i was wondering why my huge stack of games was shit. curse you ign lol *shakes fits*
View user's profileSend private message
Burnov
Wanderer
Wanderer


Joined: 05 Jan 2003
Posts: 442

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Username wrote:
If you browse through IGN's reviews you see that they ALWAYS give (something like 95 cases out of 100) better scores for PC games from big makers than what users do and often bash down on games that are unique and from smaller developers.


IGN still owns PC gamer does it not?

I remember back when the original Operation Flashpoint had just been released, its immediate competition was Ghost Recon, and the bias against newcomer developer Bohemia Interactive was blatant.

Not only did they give the game a terrible review, but in other parts of the magazine they made a point of trying to critically tear the game down whilst speaking in laudatory tones about how great Ghost Recon was.

Ghost Recon was shite, and now nearly 10 years later Bohemia Interactive is the final word in tactical military simulation.

I stopped reading PC gamer after that issue, they were dead to me, I had never seen videogame journalism as atrocious as that, nor would I ever want to.
View user's profileSend private message
cazsim83
250 Posts til Somewhere
250 Posts til Somewhere


Joined: 19 Jul 2007
Posts: 2978

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:12 am Reply with quoteBack to top

deleted


Last edited by cazsim83 on Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:26 am; edited 1 time in total
View user's profileSend private message
Stalagmite
Wandering Hero
Wandering Hero


Joined: 26 Feb 2009
Posts: 1192
Location: IN YOUR PANTS AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

lol who gives a shit? I never go there.
View user's profileSend private messageMSN Messenger
King of Creation
Righteous Subjugator
Righteous Subjugator


Joined: 20 Dec 2003
Posts: 5103

PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Corruption uncovered or hoax? http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/m0zny/an_ign_reviewer_speaks_out_over_4chan/
View user's profileSend private messageVisit poster's website
SenisterDenister
250 Posts til Somewhere
250 Posts til Somewhere


Joined: 23 Apr 2007
Posts: 2984
Location: Cackalackyland

PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Every game site is bought out. Anyone who believes otherwise is a naive fool, otherwise Bethesda's marketing department wouldn't be as extensive as it is to make up for their shit product. That applies to a lot more companies and not just Bethsoft, but they're a fair example of it.
View user's profileSend private message
Stalagmite
Wandering Hero
Wandering Hero


Joined: 26 Feb 2009
Posts: 1192
Location: IN YOUR PANTS AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

SenisterDenister wrote:
That applies to a lot more companies and not just Bethsoft, but they're a fair example of it.


Not really. Try Microsoft, EA, and Activision. The worst Bethesda does is put the money they make to shit uses like stealing franchises or filing lawsuits and making OK-at-best games that are overrated.

Skyrim looks pretty awesome though, I saw a lot of the leaked 3 hour footage and the crafting system is definitely something I'm interested in.

But anyway I'm sure that whole 4chan thing is a hoax, KoC, commun now. icon_eyebrow
View user's profileSend private messageMSN Messenger
Manoil
Wastelander's Nightmare
Wastelander's Nightmare


Joined: 22 Feb 2006
Posts: 3720
Location: Drifting Onward

PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Have you guys read the comments on that article? Honey Badgers and Spider-Man
View user's profileSend private message
Display posts from previous:      
Post new topicReply to topic


Jump to:  



View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group