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danman commented on
1 Week ago
Fortnite downtime led to a big spike in Pornhub searchesFortnite downtime led to a big spike in Pornhub searches
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Soooo... does that mean Fortnite players are all....

[...wait for it...]

wankers? *sting*
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1 Week ago
The new 4K G-Sync HDR monitors are available to pre-order now… for over $3,000The new 4K G-Sync HDR monitors are available to pre-order now… for over $3,000
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If 60Hz and no G-Sync is ok for you, you can have a Dell UltraSharp UP2718Q for "only" 1500 €. Another 700€ just for 144Hz and G-Sync doesn't seem appropriate to me.
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EA didn’t force BioWare to use Frostbite engineEA didn’t force BioWare to use Frostbite engine
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Mass Effect and Dragon Age had two separate development teams under the Bioware name. Just because one game used Frostbite better than the other doesn't mean both teams would know how to use it. What happened was that Andromeda was developed by a half inexperienced team, with unbelievably, inhuman design goal deadlines.

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No. The story is that they wasted a year or two, throwing stuff at the wall to see if it sticks, realized they're in over their heads, and then scrambled something together within the last year to not miss any (more) deadlines.

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1 Month ago
Game devs defend loot boxes, call restrictions "censorship"Game devs defend loot boxes, call restrictions "censorship"
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Cry me a river...
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3 Months ago
Steam needs more than graphs to fix its review bombing problemSteam needs more than graphs to fix its review bombing problem
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> professional review scores tend to fill out the middle ground between those extremes

Negative. So-called professional reviews are almost always biased because that's how they make a living, by definition. To trust a reviewer, it has to be an independent agent, like Jim Sterling who's, to my understanding, is funded by the end users, not the people selling the product.

So no, there's no point is reading "critic" reviews at all, just dive straight into user reviews. They could be suprisingly balanced, but it's better when they're polarized, because it allows for you to read both sides and decide on your own whether you're liking what you're seeing. Also, critics always lose because there are always more "users" than "critics", and a hive mind will dig up more stuff than a handful of people can, even if we imagine they have no conflict of interest.
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I've found this to be true as well. Reading a bunch of user reviews on the opposite ends usually gives me a better overview of both things that may interest me and things that might put me off.


Especially the latter, since I've found that reviews often glance over technical stuff. As if they're just reviewing the idea of a game instead of the product that's being delivered.

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