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A Very Precious Haiku Friday

Comment by Merlin. Nominated by tinymhg.

People Cant seem to read
Open your eyes and see it
Right there at the top

Something's Wrong with Reviews (and Reviewers)

Comment by Rinnon. Nominated by C_nate.

I think you're right about WHY people view it this way, but I think it's a problem none the less. School marks and Game marks aren't actually measuring the same thing. When we review a game, we are assessing the quality of the game. Marks in school are an indicator SOMETIMES in quality of, say writing, but often in quantity of things remembered during the class. To say you've truly learned everything in the class, you should be over 90%. If you're not there, there are things you seemingly didn't learn. 50% means you only learned HALF the material in the class. We're right to say, that's pretty bad. But when it comes to assigning a level of quality to a game... it seems like the bottom half of the out of 10 is just useless. There's no difference between 1 and 5 essentially, except HOW bad a game is. If you were to use it to be more clear, 1 would be "The Worst Game Ever" 10 would be "The Best Game Ever" and 5 would be "Neither Good, nor Bad." As it stands now, where really only 6 to 10 is used, you might as well just be marking out of 5 and be giving a lot of 2.5s. That would at least be more honest looking.

Memory Cards Necessary for PlayStation Vita

Comment by De-Ting. Nominated by TheJx4.

Son-y, I am disappoint.

New Trailer Shows Off Assassin's Creed: Revelations Multiplayer Enhancements

Comment by Masterwabbit. Nominated by danielrbischoff.

That trailer seems to be missing something.
Hang on, let me flick this switch -

*click*
"WOB WOB WOB W-w-w-WOB WOB WOB WAAAAAaaaahhhb"

There we go.

Japanese Female Students Want to Marry Nintendo Husbands

Comment by cyberjim2000. Nominated by Bras.

I guess they're into Nintendo's Wii.

Mario Kart 7 Gets 3DS Wheel Attachment

Comment by De-Ting. Nominated by MrrClean.

Up next: 3DS Wheel/Analog stick/George Foreman grill attachment.

Tell GR: What Would You Do For One of these GameRevolution Notebooks

Comment by 213EDD. Nominated by tinymhg.

I would hold Daniel down and have tiny read his infinite amount of haiku's.

Tell GR: What's Your Favorite Mod?

Comment by sliverstorm. Nominated by drathbone.

There were a few mods for the original Half-Life back in the day. One was a class-based capture the flag game and the other was an objective-based tactical shooter that had rounds instead of respawns.

Not really sure whatever happened to them, but at the time they were the bee's knees.

Tell GR: Main Campaign or Side-Quests?

Comment by Commiebot.

It really depends on the game. If the main quest is interesting and/or story based, I'll be more interested in seeing what developers have in store for me. Conversely, if the main quest is only there to guide me from place to place, with side quests to broaden and liven up the world and my companions, I'm all for them.

That said, here's the thing: sidequests are generally much more interesting because in my experience most developers got lazy with the main quest, and wanted to pad out time (I'm looking at you, Borderlands), while in a good game, the sidequests bolster the experience of the main quest. Also I think we can all agree that semi-mandatory sidequests are the worst thing possible, few would enjoy going drinking with Roman in GTA IV or the exploration to find missiles in Super Metroid if it were absolutely mandatory for finishing things.

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