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Re: Scratchware

On Tue, 12 Nov 2002, Chris Purnell wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 10:02:52AM -0600, Gianfranco Berardi wrote:
> >  I just read some reviews of the the Contra game for PS2, and I am
> > still shocked by lines like, "And the best part of the game was the
> > intro! The graphics were amazing!" Um, yeah, cause I bought a movie...oh
> > wait, I forgot, it is a game.
> I always thought that was how reviewers say that a game is crap these
> days without pissing off the people who made/publish the game.  That
> way they keep their redership and still get more free games to review.


(It's more to do with keeping their advertisers happy than getting
free games - the cover price of a magazine is *MUCH* less than it
costs to make so it's more important to keep the advertisers happy
than to be honest to the readership - to a point at least).

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