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Submitted by HiddenMission 1248d ago | opinion piece

God of War Ascension's MP an Epic Mess

HiddenMission writes: God of War Ascension's MP an Epic Mess is what I would be saying if I was a complete fool and a total tool. (God of War: Ascension, PS3)

Pintheshadows  +   1248d ago | Well said
Horribly hit seeking title on display.
HiddenMission  +   1248d ago
Thanks an insult...and you couldn't even be bothered with reading the first line of the description...might have noticed that the title is part of the opening line of my post.

Not hit seeking I thought the use of the word Epic and the fact that MP has been in question would be a good part to start a discussion.

It also served a purpose to see if those who commented could read the post first...
PockyKing  +   1248d ago | Well said
Dude.... God of War Ascension's MP an EPIC MESS. That's what people see and are instantly going to jump at you. Don't act surprised and don't act like it's an insult. It's such an obvious flamebait title that I have a hard time not laughing at it.

You certainly will start a shit storm discussion.

Edit: Holy hell, does nobody go through and check the articles we approve? I'm sorry, but this is horribly written. I literally stopped reading after the third paragraph because of the grammatical errors in the post. I'm all for people to start writing, but don't publish something like this and post a flamebait title in the hopes somebody will click on your site. As a fellow writer, this is the reason we lose credibility..
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DasBunker  +   1248d ago
It makes it seem like you already played.. at least that's what i thought...

but turns out you haven't.. you're just making deductions from what you seen.

The title could've been "GOW MP analysis".. but of course that wouldn't get you as many hits.
Silly Mammo  +   1248d ago
Your title reminds me of a Simpsons episode. Lame...

Director: Congratulations, Bart Simpson: you're our new Fallout Boy!
Bart: [gasps]
Director: That's what I'd be saying to you if you weren't an inch too short. Next!
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chrisarsenalsavart  +   1247d ago

That s what i would have said just to get as many hits as possible
Pintheshadows  +   1247d ago
If I hadn't of read your "article" (which sadly, I did) I wouldn't of known the title was deliberately hitseeking would I?

I hate when people come on here and so stubbornly defend their "work" even when it's poor. I see below you don't take criticism very well.

The fact is you haven't even played Ascension, therefore i'm not interested in your baseless deductions, stupid headline or not.
morganfell  +   1247d ago
would be plastered on my wall if I had any.

See the idiocy and aggravation of a misleading headline?

It serves one purpose only. To gather attention. It is the literary equivalent of jumping up and down and screaming at the top of your lungs while blocking traffic. And it's inexcusable.

You mentioned feeling insulted. Well, the readers of N4G feel insulted by attention whoring headlines that have all the substance of day old cotton candy. We're insulted that such articles lack insight and creativity. Yet people such as yourself fall victim to their own ego and erroneously deduce we want to read what you have to say...except you aren't really saying anything.

Finally, welcome to journalism. If you can't handle what you carelessly dish out concerning the work of talented people in the game industry then perhaps another hobby would better suit you.

And before I go, remember, you are writing about an industry in which you do not work. An industry with quite a few adroit, capable hard working people.
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Qrphe  +   1247d ago
You reap what you sow.
diablocody  +   1247d ago
If no one bothered to read beyond the title then no one would comment on the fact the title is hit seeking. The title is the complete opposite of your article.

If I had only read the title I would think the article would be about GOW Ascension's MP and how bad it must be. I would also assume it was written by someone who had experience playing Ascension's MP. The fact your article is the complete opposite of this is why the title purely for hits.

"GOW Ascension's MP Looks Epic" would have been a much more appropriate title seeing as you're just voicing your opinions.
Septic  +   1247d ago
I actually can't decide what is more pathetic, the blatant flamebait and misleading title or the author's downright embarrassing attempt to justify it.

I once had a submission reported and failed because it had an exclamation mark at the end of the title. How this mess got approved is beyond me. Whoever approved it really needs to be held accountable if we really are going to ever succeed in filtering out nonsense submissions.
Bathyj  +   1247d ago
@Silly Mammo

Chicken Necks?
rjdofu  +   1247d ago
I hope there's a negative vote called Stupidity.
GameRant  +   1247d ago
The title of the post by itself is a contradiction of the post content.
mafiahajeri  +   1247d ago
I tried the MP demo at an expo and its pretty EPIC! It was really fun double teaming people and pretty much destroying them.

Its truly unique...
ZombieKiller  +   1247d ago
Should be titled
"God of War Ascension's MP an Epic Mess is what I would title this article if I was a complete fool and a total tool"
PockyKing  +   1248d ago
Wow, a far from stealthy flamebait title and they even go to point it out in the description. smh

EPIC is not used commonly in regard with God of War, don't even go there. There is no point in your title, idk what the hell you're talking about. A title is a title, you can't expect another reader to instantly say "OH, I get exactly what he's saying!" Lol, doesn't work that way buddy. Plus, like I said above, this is horribly written, and after the third paragraph I found no reason to read any further.

The title is the first thing people see before anything else and helps them decide if they choose to read an article or not. Sometimes a title is the whole point of the article in one sentence.
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HiddenMission  +   1248d ago
I wasn't trying to be stealthy...I guess my point was lost on you...which wouldn't be the first time.

- The point was a word play since word EPIC is more than commonly used regarding the series.

- Fans of the franchise have raised much concern about the inclusion of MP

- I checking to see if readers/commentors were paying attention.

Guess what you proved that you didn't get any of that.

I remember over a year ago Tor Davis did a social experiment on N4G and users proved the same point read beyond the title because you look foolish...when you don't.
jimbobwahey  +   1248d ago
Hahaha yes of course you were checking to see if readers were paying attention to your article, you're the puppet master holding social experiments on N4G to prove that... uh, nobody gives a crap about your crummy website and atrocious writing? Yeah, that's it.

Bravo, you idiot.

Story quality? WTF
Like this website? No
DasBunker  +   1248d ago
It isn't stealthy because it's right there in the madafakin title
ZombieKiller  +   1247d ago
Why wold anyone pay attention to you though if they know that the title to the article that you wrote was complete BS?

Stop trying to connive people to read your articles, and write one WORTH reading and the hits will come.
Thank god I can see the retardation from n4g as I do not promote stupidity of any kind regarding gaming journalism.

"I know the N4G crowd just can't learn to actually read a post and live off of a title...yep 4 years on here and the audience never changes." you say....

...and if nobody has "changed" or in this case, paid attention to your crap, then why haven't you moved on? Stop bitching about n4g and go to another website.
Gaming Journalism: So easy a caveman could do it.
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NastyLeftHook0  +   1248d ago
your confusing epic mess with your article.
Dlacy13g  +   1248d ago
In reading the actual article... I think there are some valid points of concern but ultimately we have to just wait and see.
PockyKing  +   1248d ago
You just have to hope with games that don't normally have mp modes are successful with implementing them, and allows other developers looking to do the same to really put those creative ideas out there.
HiddenMission  +   1248d ago
I know the N4G crowd just can't learn to actually read a post and live off of a title...yep 4 years on here and the audience never changes.

Thank you crowd it's always fun.
ThatKanadianKid  +   1248d ago
GTFO lol. Read your dang article! I'm not even a good writer and I couldn't stand reading it because of how badly writen this was. The title makes up the first impression of your post! So don't act like it's our problem, ITS YOURS. Your lack of appreciation for the people who even click on your site is astounding. I'll be sure not to give you any more hits.
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Sketchy_Galore  +   1248d ago
You could be the best writer ever to sit behind a keyboard but that doesn't change the fact that your title is a ridiculous sensationalist attempt at grabbing hits. One might think a journalist who was so upset about the public's tendency to concentrate on sensationalist headlines rather than reading the article would actually refuse to be part of the problem and instead allow their articles to speak for themselves.

It's just common journalistic decency to title your piece in a way that gives the reader some idea of the point the article is making. This is why you don't see News headlines like, 'OMG Obama is dead!!!!' over stories that begin, 'That is what we'd be saying if we thought Obama had died. Instead we are happy to report that his recent trip to Canada was a resounding success' .... Well.... I guess that's not a million miles from what you DO see in the news but then that's why journalism is in such a state.
cpayne93  +   1247d ago
"This is why you don't see News headlines like, 'OMG Obama is dead!!!!' over stories that begin, 'That is what we'd be saying if we thought Obama had died."

HAHAHA That is golden right there. Good point tho.
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N311V  +   1248d ago
Your title matches the article and most importantly attracts attention so don't be ashamed of that. No need to be so aggressive in your defense, you're going to have to learn to take some critism.
chrisarsenalsavart  +   1247d ago are just a bunch of trolling clowns who are so desperate to get as many hits as possible.

And on top of that you insult the good people who, rightly so, refuse to be tricked in by your tabloid ways of posting an article.
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Bigkurz85  +   1247d ago
You're a fool
brew  +   1248d ago
If you could eliminate a lot of these kinds of phrases , it would improve your article -

epic mess
complete fool
total tool
complete noob
at the end of the day
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madeinLeeds  +   1248d ago
I didn't read it BECAUSE of the tabloid headline!!
Avernus  +   1247d ago
Saw the title, came for the comments...
Neo-Axl  +   1247d ago
I'm buying this for the story mode, As I have with every other God Of War.. The brutal combat, Finishers, The character Kratos himself is enough to keep me interested, The Multiplayer is a bonus.. Not a vital part of the package for God Of War fans.. Hit or miss.. I don't care, As long as they deliver on the story mode, I suppose the multiplayer is nice for a quick bit of fun after I've finished the game itself.
PersonMan  +   1247d ago
Shame on you for commenting about the game instead of making fun of the title! Come on man! What's wrong with you?
Neo-Axl  +   1247d ago
The title isn't worth my insult. ;)
ZombieKiller  +   1247d ago
yeah....kinda thinking you should quit at this point.
Rockefellow  +   1247d ago
I should have expected this after the hit-seeking title, but this is easily the worst-written article I've ever read from a contributor on here.
Bigkurz85  +   1247d ago
This title/website/author =stinking pile of hot garbage
xhi4  +   1247d ago
Who wrote this? A 12 year old? What self-respecting writer uses sensationalist headlines, says 'complete noob' and 'total tool' and then gets ridiculously defense when he's called out. This guy needs to be humbled. How old is this guy anyway, can anyone start up a news site now?

Someone needs to go to uni for journalism instead of trying to pretend to be one...
mikemadden  +   1247d ago
RIP game journalism. Nothing can come back from this fail.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1247d ago
I'm looking forward to trying out the multiplayer.
TheDivine  +   1247d ago
FFVS13 just got a new trailer and release date. Seriously.

This would be true if it happened. Click on the link to see what i think of the game NOT having a new trailer or release date.

MultiConsoleGamer  +   1247d ago
Multiplayer is probably the one thing that intrigues me the most about this game.
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HonestDragon  +   1247d ago
"On to the biggest and most common complaints is…MP’s not need in every game or it’s just another tacked on MP to get another check mark on the back of the box. Okay so let’s be clear only a complete noob would think or say that…or a sheep who doesn’t know any better."

A couple tips on writing articles because I'm pretty sure you would want people to actually read without hesitation and have them return. One, check your sentences over and over and over until you're sure that you sound like a coherent adult. I'll admit I've had grammatical errors from time to time, but even then I own up to them and try to fix them. Two, if you want readers to come back, don't insult the possible opinions and intelligence of them. Calling someone a "noob" or a "sheep" is pretty damning considering that the majority opinion on multiplayer in an originally single player game series is negative.
Nation  +   1247d ago
What an idiot.
STGuy1040  +   1247d ago
HiddenMission, you need to be objective with your opinions (especially if you want your game site to be taken seriously). And the last thing you want to do is insult your readers. You have to be ready to accept criticism even if you don't agree with it. Always remember that your readers are the lifeline of your site. Without their support you have absolutely nothing.
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