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Re: Front page updated!
« Reply #150 on: January 08, 2008, 10:44:30 am »
Very cool.  I know Robbway from another site.  He's a good guy.  We can expect some great articles from him.

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Re: Front page updated!
« Reply #151 on: January 08, 2008, 05:57:43 pm »
Concerning the latest headline Xbox Live Class Action Lawsuit Worth Pennies, Not Millions.

I think the latest CTRL-ALT-DEL comic sums it up quite well. Probably should google it since I can't post any links.
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Re: Front page updated!
« Reply #152 on: January 08, 2008, 06:03:08 pm »
You can't post that on the forum, not even using NSFW warnings.

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Re: Front page updated!
« Reply #153 on: January 08, 2008, 06:04:44 pm »
Yes please. I can no longer access Gaming Steve from school computers due to it linking to malicious sites.

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Re: Front page updated!
« Reply #154 on: January 08, 2008, 06:09:25 pm »
Yes please. I can no longer access Gaming Steve from school computers due to it linking to malicious sites.

Well... I don't think we can consider Ctrl-Alt-Del Comics as a "malicious" site.

But I see your point.... though I swore I saw this earlier unchecked. Not SLT's that is either. But no matter. Apologies.

I made the comic safe for forums by replacing all naughty words with an adorable bunny.

When you see a bunny, just read it as "bunny".  :P

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Re: Front page updated!
« Reply #155 on: January 08, 2008, 06:10:42 pm »
Well... I don't think we can consider Ctrl-Alt-Del Comics as a "malicious" site.

I can, maliciously self-absorbed and unfunny. It's like Tim Buckley wants to kill me with the sheer crushing force of his massive ego.

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Re: Front page updated!
« Reply #156 on: January 08, 2008, 08:58:57 pm »
Yes please. I can no longer access Gaming Steve from school computers due to it linking to malicious sites.
I can no longer access Gaming Steve from school computers just because the people in charge of it are *******s.
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« Reply #157 on: January 08, 2008, 09:55:50 pm »
Nice one Met. It's even funnier when it's censored. :D

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Re: Front page updated!
« Reply #158 on: January 09, 2008, 04:13:52 pm »
Hey I noticed you used a "out of ten" ranking in the review. Would you be averse to using a ranking system that functions more as a summary of a review than a completely arbitrary rank?

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The CGSI scale


9999 Scale
CGSI

Competetiveness: How well the game measures against others of its genre.
0- Derivative, unimaginative 
5- A solid addition to the genre, has most everything that came before, and does them well
9- Groundbreaking, redefines the genre
10-Created a new genre, if a game does, all other values are zero, as 10000 is the highest score.

Gameplay       : The quality of the mechanics, level design, difficulty.
0- Poor mechanics, overly difficult, cluttered and unintelligible levels
5- Smooth mechanics, rarely frustrating, nice understandable levels
9- Innovative and fun mechanics, can have fun while losing, levels crystal clear


Story          : The Quality of the Story.
0- pretentious piss, derivative dung, unimaginative urine; or just not existing.
5- Slightly cliche, but otherwise solid, entertaining, and not distracting
9- Would make great authors of history jealous. Comparable to Shakespeare if your into that.


Interface      : The smoothness and quality of control for the player.
0- Barely got needed info, cluttered, Graphics not communicating correct or useful information.
5- Necessary Info clear, needed info only displayed when needed, Graphics represent world well.
9- Info is at your finger tips, highly efficient, and graphics both clear and effective.

Benchmarks:

Half-Life        8866/10000
Half-Life2       8989/10000
Tabula Rasa      7665/10000
X3: Reunion      5542/10000
Oblivion         7766/10000
Mount&Blade      8857/10000
Morrowind        8657/10000
Sim City        10000/10000
Rogue           10000/10000
Golden Dolphin     12/10000
Civilization     8805/10000

Like that scaling system? (Which I had a hand in developing. :P) Basically each aspect is weighted a little more, with Competetiveness (a measurement of how well it stacks up to other games of its genre) in the "thousand's" range; counting more than its interface quality, which is in the "one's" range.


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Re: Front page updated!
« Reply #159 on: January 09, 2008, 05:16:41 pm »
What is this Golden Dolphin; I must play this.

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Re: Front page updated!
« Reply #160 on: January 10, 2008, 12:40:56 am »
I like the idea of a school grade rating like A, B, C, D, and F. Because once a score goes under a 6, 60 or 600 it might as well have a 'don't buy me sticker' on it. Maybe have +'s but no -'s. Boo -'s.
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Re: Front page updated!
« Reply #161 on: January 10, 2008, 01:16:18 am »
I say toss all these scores and grades and ratings altogether.
What's more important to me is an interesting, well-written, critical article that goes over each area that composes the game. Things like story, character development, and emotional impact.
And then go over more technical things like gameplay, audio, and graphics.
Pros and cons are fun, but not that important.

I'm more into reading reviews of games I've already played, however. So I tend to dislike the ones that are simply attempting to sell the game to me, or warn me away from it. I decide that entirely on my own, usually by locating player-made gameplay videos.
I don't merely want to hear someone else justify my purchase of a game.
It's more about understanding why the game and its many bits and pieces are either valuable or worthless, to the game itself, and to others in the genre.

I realize everyone enjoys writing the way they do, and by all means, continue.
Thems just a few things that make a review interesting to me, as a reader.
All for your information.


Of course there is a whole bunch of other stuff in my head that makes me decide a review is good, but I won't bother getting into all that. I'm sure I've blathered on enough for now.  :P
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Re: Front page updated!
« Reply #162 on: January 11, 2008, 08:18:46 pm »
There's another review up.

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Re: Front page updated!
« Reply #163 on: January 11, 2008, 09:47:18 pm »
Hello Gaming steve forum members.  I thought I should introduce myself here, being that your discussing the front page postings.  Hope to learn more about all your gaming interests as you learn about mine.

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Re: Front page updated!
« Reply #164 on: January 11, 2008, 09:49:16 pm »
Hey! Glad to see you in the forums!

Don't be a stranger, please come in and enjoy the rest of the forum. :)