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Submitted by THESHAUNZY 1205d ago | opinion piece

Is IGN Dr. Evil?

Yesterday marked the release of the newest Medal of Honor title from EA Games. This is in fact the second title since the reboot of the franchise which came out during October of 2010. While reviews of the game were mediocre it was a big step for the franchise after ditching the WW2 setting to directly compete with the Modern Warfare title Activision publishes. (Happy Wars, IGN, Industry, Medal of Honor: Warfighter)

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Afterlife  +   1205d ago
Article is dumb.
TheGrimBunny  +   1205d ago
Love your convenient IGN subs by the way. Go you!
MaxXAttaxX  +   1205d ago
What the article says isn't necessarily true.

I've seen games being advertised all over IGN before, only to receive a 6/10.
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knowyourstuff  +   1205d ago
Strange that this "author" chose IGN rather than Gamespot, it might have had more credence.
Ranma1  +   1205d ago
IGN reviews are considered reliable in General.

Except when it comes to big games like Call of Duty, they must have been paid off to give COD 9.0+ every time.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1205d ago
Black Ops got an 8.5 on IGN.
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Snookies12  +   1205d ago
@HarryMasonHerpderp - Lol, they couldn't possibly give Black Ops anything higher... No one would believe that review...
DOMination-  +   1205d ago
Cod gets high reviews everywhere though. I personally eoukdbt score them as high as a 9 but the games are highly polished and entertaining. The treyarch games are also surprisingly well written. After playing with moh games i can safely say cod is way ahead on everything other than the sound department. Imo
insomnium2  +   1205d ago

That's a nice personal eoukdbt score imo.
PS3Freak  +   1205d ago
I believe what you meant to say was "Article is stupid"; as dumb refers to a persons inability to speak.

I guess the article can't speak... so maybe you're right.
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brish  +   1205d ago

1. lacking intelligence or good judgment; stupid; dull-witted.
2. lacking the power of speech (often offensive when applied to humans): a dumb animal.
3. temporarily unable to speak: dumb with astonishment.
4. refraining from any or much speech; silent.
5. made, done, etc., without speech.


ps3freak, afterlife was obviously using the first and most common definition of dumb.
BABYLEG   1205d ago | Personal attack | show
cpayne93  +   1205d ago

Dumb move bro, no offense.
GribbleGrunger  +   1204d ago
PS3freak, you dug a hole for yourself there. Yes, 'dumb' was once only associated with the inability to talk, but it's diversified in meaning over the years. You may be shocked to find out that 'gay' was once associated with happiness! But I do admire your Fowleresque approach to definition.
IAMERROR  +   1205d ago
"Outlet giants like IGN has been quoted to tell gamers to not by the game"
...You mean buy? I'm sure the article made some decent points but I stopped mid-way. Just seems like the article is trying too hard, riding that IGN is corrupt bandwagon. I just use that site for news anyways.
HiddenMission  +   1204d ago

Actually it has been proven time and again that IGN is corrupt. They have been caught lying about titles for site hits and that's at EIC and Senior level writer levels.

They have bee caught doing stealing other sites articles and being riddled with grammatical errors.

Don't be a follower and learn to think outside the box.
IAMERROR  +   1204d ago
LOL How am I being a follower? I only use them for news, I don't care where it comes from. You're reading a little too much into this. I'm certainly not a follower or I would bash everything they do :P
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SheaHoff  +   1205d ago
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TheGrimBunny  +   1205d ago
Finally someone speaks out about a site (owned by a fortune 500 company, only interested in money) that is so far from the "For gamers, made by gamers" slogan that floats around everywhere. Who know how many people work for that don't even play games or have never. $ $ That is IGN... should just change the logo to $$. Site for sale for $100 Million... WOW.
Heisenburger  +   1205d ago
Why take millions when you can have..... thousands?
blueduke1959  +   1205d ago
IGN was purchased in 2005 for 650 million. In 7 short years they are worth 500 million less. Talking about a company in FAIL mode!
Soldierone  +   1205d ago
Want to talk about a company in fail mode, look at DIGG lol Went from being a powerhouse to literally dropping off the edge of the earth after they were bought out.

So many reports and graphs are funny to look at. They were bought out and the new company took the community out and replaced it with "lets hope your article gets seen by us" formula and the site hit rock bottom.
CalvinKlein  +   1205d ago

Mike Meyers is Dr. Evil. He also is austin powers and fat bastard too.
vortis  +   1205d ago
He is also the Love Guru.
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GamerElite  +   1205d ago
You don't say. I would have never guessed it
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Shepherd 214  +   1205d ago
And Goldmember. Ishnt that veired?
TheSuperior  +   1205d ago
IGN are money hungry people. I dont think they could care less about actual gamers its all about perks and money :/
scotchmouth  +   1205d ago
Part of being an adult
TheSuperior  +   1205d ago
Lol true and good one x) although it is wrong and there are adults out there that care about more than just money, most of them would slap a baby in the face for a penny.
jmc8888  +   1205d ago
...and that my friends is why the world economy is collapsing.

Because perks and money go to those who engage in legal fraud.

Because 'thats how the world works', 'it's part of being and adult', and a million other sophistry filled reasons to justify doing the wrong thing.

I'm not anti-IGN, but when people do stupid things, they should be called on it.
bloodybutcher  +   1205d ago
i would slap a baby in the face for free.
Decaf_PIxel_Kat  +   1205d ago
I personally prefer game informer over IGN. However, I don't think I would call them evil.
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Captain Qwark 9  +   1205d ago
this article is dumb and seems to make little sense. most* people read reviews to help them determine if a game is worth the investment or not so tech. ign warning customers to hold off would just be them doing their jobs.

also happy wars is a turd thats why it scored low.

i have little doubt ign reviews some games fairly and bumps some scores for money but calling them dr evil is a bit of a stretch lol. read/watch the reviews and use the info they provide in any way you want. its just their opinion, we typically dont see eye to eye on games but their reviews do what i personally need them too more often then not and thats a description of the final features and gameplay.

also i like greg miller, i think he is pretty funny. brian altano isnt so bad either. i mostly just like up at noon
blueduke1959  +   1205d ago
If IGN bumps game scores for cash (you have no doubt about that, remember) they're no different than a journalistic whore. They lack integrity and that's not a stretch
Cam977  +   1205d ago
No, IGN are just IGNorant.
ChrisW  +   1205d ago
And all N4G groupies just NAG!
PockyKing  +   1205d ago
While this article isn't exactly good by any means, it did actually make me think about the trailers released by Medal of Honor with press coverage quotes in them. Especially with the major one being pushed by EA "Warfighter won me over" or whatever it said, but it was by IGN. Expecting about a 6 or 7 from IGN, so we'll see how it matches up with their previews...
jmc8888  +   1205d ago
It should get a lot better than that.

Look at what the gave Ravaged.

A 6.7. So let's see what they give MoH

Because I guarantee you that even though it's 2x as much it's 100x better than Ravaged.

The initial reviews were good for Ravaged, but you know how there's lots of games that don't get reviewed by a lot of sites, so with it being an online only PC game, I decided to take the plunge.

It sucks. Only about 30 people playing it, and only on the 'demo' version. So you buy the game, and can basically only play the same version as the free demo, as that's the only map they allow, and the only one that has people on it of any significance.

Meanwhile I booted up MoH (multiplayer) on PC, as I could care less about FPS campaigns to be honest.

It was good. I played the 360 demo before my 360 crashed lol that's a 360 for you, and thought it was fun.

On PC the game looks much better. It doesn't have quite the same look as BF3, overall it's not quite as good. In some ways it's better, but all of this could be on the style of how it's played. It's definitely a more linear online shooter (where linear isn't a good word). But you run around more like CoD then Battlefield 3.

So it's a smaller map that you run around in like CoD, but using BF3 engine, yet still different.

When you spawn on your squadmate, you can only do so if he's not in trouble/spotted. So that's a good change from BF3 so you don't spawn on your team and take a bullet meant for them lol.

Lots of unlocks. Interesting maps. While I've only played a couple, I really did like how they are multi layered you can run inside buildings, and there are alot of different little holes (for lack of a better word) where you can see inside of a building, or even be on one side or a building looking into a window able to shoot in, or even shoot through the window on the other side. Good sightlines, but not necessarily for the long sniper. Good medium range sightlines.

I was expecting something different than BF3. If people were expecting more BF3, then I can understand your complaint, but it was pretty obvious it was going to be more like EA's CoD...but different too.

I like it. It's not perfect, but I'd still give the multiplayer an 8.5, which many people would consider a 10. An 8.5 is a very solid score, and well worth the purchase.
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TheLyonKing  +   1205d ago
I never use IGN for reviews, I use gametrailers I find them very fair (99% of the time) plus it is split into good sections.

I haven't used IGN in ages for much
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Captain Qwark 9  +   1205d ago
agree about gametrailers def the best reviews in my opinion as well. they are usually spot on
Skateboard  +   1205d ago
Hahaha, noooo.
Rivitur  +   1205d ago
I only use them to see mobile videos about games on my phone because the wifi at my school blocks YouTube and its easier going to IGN than a proxy.
MattyG  +   1205d ago
Wow thats professional. Attack another gameing website. Come on, grow up. I don't understand the IGN hate, personally. I feel like people would like them more if they weren't well known. It seems like the minute something becomes popular a lot of hate gathers against it.
vortis  +   1205d ago
EA wanted me to tell you that your $5 is on the way.

Oh yeah, IGN is being hated on over at Gamefaqs, better get there ASAP.
MattyG  +   1205d ago
I didn't even mention EA. If youre referring to the fact that I like MOH Warfighter, so what, get over it.

Just because I say I like IGN doesn't mean I'm going to become a keyboard crusader for them. I can see why some don't like them, but I do.

And when I said "attack another gaming website" I didn't mean go attack a DIFFERENT one. I meant its a bit unproffessional to write an article about a fellow gaming outlet. Sorry if I sounded like a fanboy, trust me, I'm not.
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eferreira  +   1205d ago
I like ign. They aren't paid by publishers for reviews. It's someone's opinion. How can you argue that they're wrong.
cleft5  +   1205d ago
Opinions are only valid until proven wrong. For instance, in my opinion the moon is made of milk. We know for a fact that this statement is wrong, I don't get to hide behind the notion that it is only my opinion.
Nick_515  +   1205d ago
Yeah, but that's not the type of opinion we're talking about here. We're talking about reviews, which are about someone's opinion if something is good or not, not saying untrue statements about the game.
HarvesterOSarow  +   1204d ago
It's only an opinion as long as the reviewer speaks what they honestly believe about a product. Once they step across the line for "perks" by said company, it becomes low level bribery.
kma2k  +   1205d ago
Im actually starting the game tonight. Anyone play it yet? Thoughts?
dontbhatin  +   1205d ago
I like the game. Campaign was pretty sick IMO. And multiplayer even though its kinda buggy right now. I still enjoy the hell out of it! And once the bugs are fixed ill enjoy it even more! :)
ZoyosJD  +   1205d ago
Glad to get some opinions. I'm waiting on a premium edition though, got screwed by pre-ordering BF3 to get B2K, only to either wait 2 weeks for new maps or pay for premium which includes B2K. And then the patches have made it worse where it gets stuck in loading loops randomly, audio drops, spawn without weapon, etc.

Is the engine still that buggy?
_LarZen_  +   1205d ago
I think people should be careful to blindly trust ANY review. Some like pizza and some don't. Some like listening to Metallica and some dont.

Some just love Call of Duty games, and some hate it with every fiber of their body.

Everyone of you beautiful people have all individiual taste, dont miss out on food,music,movies or games becaus of a handfull of people's taste's as reviwers.

You might be missing out on great stuff, dont be a sheep be a individual :)
TheSuperior  +   1205d ago
Beautifully put, i think the world would be a better place with more level headed people like yourself! :)
NBT91  +   1205d ago
The problem is that people don't like wasting time and money investing into things they will not enjoy.
HappyCamper172  +   1205d ago
Most of the games i've played over last 2 years were based of reviews and i didn't enjoy playing most of them(including some hits like darksiders 2, batlefield 3, diablo 3, starcraft 2 and many more).

Then i tried picking games by the simple feeling of --this could be fun to play-- and after that i enjoy a lot of games that get scores like 6/10 or lower.
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JRoyale  +   1205d ago
Well put until the sheep part. Best way to negate an argument is to call your rival a sheep.
_LarZen_  +   1204d ago
Well there is no rival, we are all in the same boat here.

The word sheep in this situation is just a slang word for liking,buying etc just what "everyone else" is and not listen to your own opinions and taste.

It was not meant to insult either human or sheep :)
THESHAUNZY  +   1205d ago
All this article was about was that for IGN to say HOLD OUT ON BUYING A GAME is ludacris. Why must I wait for someone else to play the game to tell me how it is? I am NOT a GAMING JOURNALIST... I AM A GAMER THAT SHARES MY EXPERIENCE TO OTHER GAMERS... END OF STORY.

!!!!!!!!!! (report you have a ! at the end of your article!!!!!) <-----THAT IS DUMB
lifesanrpg  +   1205d ago
Company buys IGN for $100 million and your going to ask if they care about money or gamers? I doubt someone will spend that kind of cash and not care about the return. Stupid article is stupid. All they are doing is trying to make themselves sound cooler.

Regardless if IGN is "evil", this article and website is immature. I can't believe this crap gets approved
PhoenixRising37  +   1205d ago
the answer is:

wages of sin  +   1205d ago
This is highly unprofessional. How does this type of stuff get approved?
MattyG  +   1205d ago
I agree. But I said the same thing and got called a fanboy. Apparently the truth isn't acceptable on N4G anymore.
booni3  +   1205d ago
I don't know where you've been, but the truth has never been acceptable on N4G.
The_Infected  +   1205d ago
IGN should give every game a 9 so no one will complain.

Honestly i didn't like Happy Wars at all but that's me. As far as Medal of Honor it's not that good and EA has BF3 and that's enough because lots of people like it. I'll like BO2 better than any of them for sure but that's my taste. I HATE MWF3 but BO2 is a different story.
Saturne3  +   1205d ago
Gamespot is.

Their either are too generous or simply trash a game.
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dafegamer  +   1205d ago
lol that thumbnail of dr evil actually mad me laugh
ado908  +   1205d ago
How lame is this. Is IGN Dr.Evil....... No.. They are just doing their job and reviewing. Just because you don't agree with their views doesn't mean they're evil
SuperMGS  +   1205d ago
What? That was a poorly written and disjointed article. IGN is not the only site to not review MOH. Gametrailers and GiantBomb haven’t reviewed the game yet. If you look at the places that have, POMUK, Eurogamer, the game has poor reviews. Shane Satterfield and Marcus Beier on Invisible Walls stated how they did not get the game from EA to review, which is why their review is not up yet. They also said that when a company has confidence in their game, they send out review copies with ample time. EA does not have confidence in MOH, which is why the big sites are yet to review it. IGN may be Dr. Evil for other reasons, but not for not reviewing MOH or giving it a low score. You can hate them, but your reasons have to be just, not this trite.
ginganinja  +   1205d ago
I totally agree, especially with the poorly written bit.
If anything, IGN are being decent in this case. Suggesting it would be more prudent to bide your time and make sure it isn't a turkey before you waste your money.
SuperMGS  +   1205d ago
You know, I left the exact same comment after the article, but it seems they deleted it. So much for being unbiased. I just reread the article and still don't get the point of it.
FreshRevenge  +   1205d ago
I feel that that some people in IGN are stupid. I am a big time Silent Hill fan and I got Silent Hill Downpour and IGN rated it a 4.5 when other gamesites were rating is 7 to 8.

I played and felt the game was at least an 8. I think the lack of enemies design and technical issues were the only thing hurting the score but the overall game is pretty good!

So I will never look at IGN as a good source for reviews! I feel they get people who don't even play the games to even know what the F they are talking about!? Two bad things in the gaming industry. Gamestop and IGN!
kmansp  +   1205d ago
uh... this article is kinda silly. Don't all game reviews recommend waiting until the review comes out?
jghvhv  +   1205d ago
They will hold your game at ransom for....One million dollars!
Kos-Mos  +   1205d ago
Well, they gave gtaiv 10/10. I have never clicked on their site since.
YodaCracker  +   1205d ago
Well, if you stopped reading publications that gave GTA IV a perfect score, then you must be short on game sites to visit. You can't go to IGN, GameSpot, Eurogamer, Edge, Game Informer, EGM, Kikizo, GameSpy, G4, Giant Bomb, 1UP, GamePro, VideoGamer, GameDaily, GamesTM, OXM UK, GamesRadar, GameShark, OPM, or OPM UK.

And if you don't visit sites that gave GTA IV a 9 or higher, then you only have maybe 3 gaming websites in the entire world you could visit.
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brettyd  +   1205d ago
I actually like IGN, I don't know anything about the company besides the people who work there (Greg, Colin, Ryan etc...) I think their reviews are honest. I also enjoy their podcasts. The guy in the video Is pretty much saying hold off if you're not sure whether to buy the game and wait for the review. Whats the big deal?
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MrDead  +   1205d ago
IGN Entertainment is a division of News Corp.

Need I say more?
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