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Review Code Controversy: Do You Really Need To Be There On Day One?

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Tension over game publishers giving critics early review copies less and less often seems to be coming to a head with Bethesda being forward about the practice through an announcement regarding Skyrim Special Edition and Dishonored 2 review copies. One lesson someone might take from this would be to not pre-order games since you don’t really have to anymore. I’d go beyond that though and ask: do you really have to play that game on day one (or day zero)? Continue reading

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Did We Reach Peak “Git Gud”?

I was taught to avoid cliches and oft-used phrases like this but I’m afraid I couldn’t resist this time. The point is, we seem to be at a boiling point when it comes to telling people to “git gud” at video games. A new Dark Souls came out which predictably frustrated a lot of people, that Polygon video where a player had serious problems playing DOOM went up, and Rock Paper Shotgun put out a pretty good response to all this. The two main issues this dredges up from what I can see are the handling of game reviews and how much skill factors into video games these days. Continue reading

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