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No critic worth anything tells you "what you should think is fun." And no gamer worth anything listens to any review that tries.

262d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

"I'm sure most of the people on here know perfectly well how to look after their consoles, especially if they bought them with their own money."

What does that have to do with anything, genius? The overwhelming majority of hardware malfunctions are defects like RRoD, bricked systems due to updates, etc. that have very little - if anything - to do with how you take care of it.

299d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Cobra: It's a secondary mission later in the game, don't worry about it.

I didn't like Gwent so I never played it and I didn't really sacrifice any XP. I ended up Lv. 37 (about as high as you can get in that game without incessant grinding) with all the best stuff and everything complete except the Gwent missions. It's purely optional.

357d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Yeah, which means you can catch up if you choose. But the Bestiary is mostly there to learn more about the creatures in the game, which is far more important, IMO.

357d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I don't agree with #6 at all. The Witcher 3 is the first game in the series I've played and I never felt lost or out-of-the-loop at all. Even when the story alludes to something in the past, it's either too minute to matter or it's clear (obviously, Geralt has a past with Yennefer and Tris, for example).

You'll have more of the lore and back story but you absolutely don't need to play the first two games to love The Witcher 3.

357d ago 4 agree0 disagreeView comment

Actually, what ends up happening is that there are frequent disagreements and the only difference is that they're civil; nobody ever attacks anyone, unless they only exist to sling personal attacks. And if they are, they get booted out and, unsurprisingly, end up in sh**holes like this.

462d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

Isn't it great that people get to call whatever they please "clickbait?" Really, it's entirely up to the discretion of the reader to make this determination. More elitism and egotistical self-righteousness.

And hey, whose fault is it that clickbait even exists at all? Do I see a lot of well-researched, well-written articles at the top of N4G? No, never. I see the dumbest crap possible because THAT's WHAT YOU PEOPLE RESPOND TO.

You w...

475d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

solar: "Bottom of the barrel" is an understatement. Thousands of so-called "gamers" passing judgment without reading a word of any article written, and pretending to be superior to every journalist, critic and developer on earth.

It's so painful I don't even want to tell people I play video games, lest they stumble across this hellhole and determine I have an IQ of about 37.

KingdomCome: Thanks, but don't bother. They didn...

476d ago 3 agree5 disagreeView comment

Hard to say. How many times does the laughingstock that is the N4G community have to be mocked by intelligent communities elsewhere before this place gets the equivalent of a handicapped sticker?

477d ago 19 agree30 disagreeView comment

johndoe: You're a great example of why journalists can't stand writing in this industry.

You talk about "ignoring the evidence" when all you do is spout conspiracy theories about crap you know nothing about. I've worked as a journalist in a variety of entertainment venues and you're right, gaming journalists are at the bottom of the totem pole. It's because too many of them are amateur bloggers who have no training and no real criticism or jour...

477d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

Nothing, obviously.

All gamers are superior to reviewers, right?

Of course, this implies that no reviewer is as "true" of a gamer as the average joe off the street. And that makes even MORE sense. LOL

482d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

Let me see if I've got this straight:

Most critics I've ever met, and most who post reviews that are most visible, spend their lives interviewing developers and designers, traveling to events, covering various aspects of the industry on a daily basis, and oh yeah, they're probably only doing this because they're hardcore gamers themselves.

And they don't know more than the average consumer who does none of this, and they have no standards ...

484d ago 1 agree2 disagreeView comment

...and some people use actual words and write full sentences. Few on this site, of course.

520d ago 2 agree12 disagreeView comment

Of course you put the blame on the gamers. Where else would it lie? People can write whatever they want; if it doesn't net them attention (aka traffic), they won't bother with it. Gamers keep saying they want it by clicking; hence, writers keep putting it up.

Gaming magazines back in the day weren't free. It was a business model that worked: Pay for a service. If a journalist is rendering a service entirely online and that service is entirely free, the busine...

520d ago 5 agree14 disagreeView comment

What I find really annoying is the rampant belief that if a site only covers a particular platform, it's automatic that games get higher scores there. It's not even my freakin' site and I've been gaming since the Atari. I have no platform loyalty.

And considering I took a ton of flak for questioning a lot of things about The Order over the past year, I find it REALLY funny that people are now claiming I'm defending it. And if you think that based on the...

526d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Yeah, this is the elitist, egocentric, "gaming masses always know more than critics" (who apparently are never gamers), disgustingly inaccurate view that's tainting the video game community.

Most reviews I've seen over the past few years harshly criticize games for not being innovative or original. In fact, we're seeing super high scores for little indie games that absolutely do attempt new concepts and gameplay mechanics. The major franchises are NOT ...

530d ago 1 agree3 disagreeView comment

wenaldy: Tell you what, chief: Tell the gaming community not to click on "click bait" articles (which are just headlines in the world of journalism that gain attention, despite gamers yet again ascribing a negative term to EXACTLY what they want).

I still do plenty of "thoughtful articles." Always have. But nobody around here knows it because thoughtful articles don't hit big on N4G. Guess what does? Your so-called "click-bait" articles b...

535d ago 0 agree3 disagreeView comment

Mr. Pumblechook: I see. So, your analysis - dead flat wrong, but as you're omnipotent, we have to accept it - must be the only one. And I never called you any names. All I said is that you're obviously ignorant of reality and because of that, you just got mad and continued your base accusation. I already refuted it and explained why. You decided to stick with your overview, which is wildly insulting in and of itself (a symptom of every gamer alive thinking they can be a better c...

560d ago 1 agree5 disagreeView comment

These days, given the increasingly fluid nature of games, I don't think that's a very good policy.

560d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Cobra: You are correct. It is troubling but this is the way it is. Unfortunately, nobody really knows how to correct it. It has always been the problem with any sort of 100 percent digital enterprise where you're not actually selling anything:

Everything you produce is free for all. Yes, you have to be on the Internet but it's not like GameSpot gets a portion of the money you give to Comcast. All reviews are free because you don't need to have a subscription ...

560d ago 4 agree7 disagreeView comment