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    Do you trust RPS?

    These are your choices. Pick as many as you like -

    Yes.
    No.
    Not sure.
    Yes and No.
    No and Yes.
    Yes, but I'm not sure. No.

    I don't trust their reviews if they've had ads for the games on the site.
    I only trust their reviews if they've had ads for the games on the site.
    I don't trust any reviews from any site.
    I trust all reviews from every site.
    I trust all reviews from RPS

    I used to trust RPS. I don't any more.
    I never used to trust RPS. I do now.
    I trust RPS more than my mother.
    My mother doesn't trust RPS.

    I stopped trusting RPS when Quintin left and got a job in marketing.
    I started trusting RPS when Quintin left. Never liked him.
    I stopped trusting Quintin when he left.
    Quintin was my favourite. I miss him.
    Quintin is one of my favourites. So are John, Jim, Alec, and Kieron. I miss him.
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    Can I choose "go away now, you became actively irritating two threads ago"? Because I choose that. That is what I choose.

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    I like RPS' articles.

    I fail to see why I should have to qualify that statement.
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    Tedious troll is tedious.


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    Yes.


    I trust all reviews from RPS

    I trust RPS more than my mother.

    Quintin is one of my favourites. So are John, Jim, Alec, and Kieron. I miss him.

    I bolded the options you should have added in.


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    Regarding your viewpoint on reviews posted at the same time as adverts for the same game; Quinns gave Fallout: New Vegas a bollocking when they had FO:NV ads up. John gave Mafia II a poor review whilst ads were up. Jim gave a completely balanced review of Red Orchestra 2, which has been the subject of your angst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by President Weasel View Post
    Can I choose "go away now, you became actively irritating two threads ago"? Because I choose that. That is what I choose.
    That's my option too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Bakke View Post
    Yes.


    I trust all reviews from RPS


    I trust RPS more than my mother.


    Quintin is one of my favourites. So are John, Jim, Alec, and Kieron. I miss him.

    I bolded the options you should have added in.
    On it. Thanks.

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    I haven't trusted RPS since we played hide and seek, and they never came to find me!
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    Can I just say no? I read articles and find really trivial flaws (Such as recently in a bargain post, Civ V was referred to as releasing this year) or scaremongering for the sake of hits (Skyrim GfWL scare).

    It seems to be more about posting the odd press release and review rather than looking at the state of PC gaming. I don't remember RPS ever bringing up the lack of Collector's Edition for Arkham City, but they mentioned it's delayed. With Ubisoft, who actually treat the PC better than some regardless of their DRM methods and delays, they're almost always vitriolic and damning, yet with Mojang and his ú15-not-even-finished game and Paradox they're all worshippy.

    RPS can be a fun read sometimes, and I must admit I find it better than the lamentable PC Gamer, but sometimes it does grind my gears.


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    I don't get what your problem is Redox, there is no conspiracy.

    I think you're underestimating the people on the site (as well as the writers) if you think we're all under the influence of some marketing ploy where we all buy whatever game RPS is being paid to sell us.

    You're not the one-man crusade against corruption you think you are, you're just a guy seeing(seeking?) shadows in a clear sunny field.
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    I almost long for Wizardry to come in here and tell you about his namesake being God's gift to humanity
    Why are you wearing that stupid human suit?

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    Trust them with what, exactly? They write about video games, and mention specific details. Either I read the details and they sound appealing, or they do not. Even if RPS did have some sort of slant, short of outright lying about the details I'm not sure how successful they could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnravThreads View Post
    I don't remember RPS ever bringing up the lack of Collector's Edition for Arkham City, but they mentioned it's delayed.
    Haha. That's a great point, I don't know why we didn't jump right on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossignol View Post
    Haha. That's a great point, I don't know why we didn't jump right on that.
    It could have been mentioned, but I don't remember seeing it, so there is a chance I'm wrong on that.


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    It's not a question of whether I (or anyone) trusts RPS or not; it's a question of how much they trust RPS compared with how much they trust anything else. It's all relative. In order from lowest to highest, my trust sort of goes:-

    • Random guy with opinion and internet connection.
    • Game marketing.
    • Friends of mine who don't know much about games.
    • Interviews/postmortems with developers.
    • Most other journalists.
    • RPS.
    • Some other journalists.
    • Friends of mine who know a lot about games.
    • Evidence of my own senses and ability to think.
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    I hate to break it to you redox, but RPS isn't actually about you. It's (i think) about a bunch of friends who want to write about games that happen on a computer and figured out a way to get paid for it. Some of us appreciate this so come and read these writings.

    These writings are not purely to satisfy your needs and they are most definitely biased, not only do they choose entirely what to write about but they get to choose what they say in the things they write too.

    If you don't trust them or enjoy it then you find another site to provide writings for you to read that meet your desires, that's how the internet works.

    I personally do not believe they have sold their souls to the devil so i continue to read the writings as do some others, if you feel they have that is your opinion which you are welcome to hold. But it would be nice if you could limit your opinion to just a couple of threads and not fill the forum (which they provided for us to use and enjoy) up with them.

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    Do you believe redox to be a valuable member of the RPS community?

    These are your choices. Pick as many as you like -

    No.
    Certainly not.
    No, sir. No.
    I hear Horace has denounced him as a heathen.
    He offended my tortoise.
    Sunny but maybe showers later.
    He smells like an old piece of ham.
    He’s a worse healer than John.
    He has very low iron levels.
    He is not quite the thing.
    That WASD guy was pretty cool wasn’t he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auspex View Post
    Do you believe redox to be a valuable member of the RPS community?

    These are your choices. Pick as many as you like -

    No.
    Certainly not.
    No, sir. No.
    I hear Horace has denounced him as a heathen.
    He offended my tortoise.
    Sunny but maybe showers later.
    He smells like an old piece of ham.
    He’s a worse healer than John.
    He has very low iron levels.
    He is not quite the thing.
    That WASD guy was pretty cool wasn’t he?
    Who?
    Seriously, the guy apparently got bitchslapped by the Powers That Be twice before I even knew he existed. Clearly I follow the wrong circles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auspex View Post
    Do you believe redox to be a valuable member of the RPS community?

    These are your choices. Pick as many as you like -

    No.
    Certainly not.
    No, sir. No.
    I hear Horace has denounced him as a heathen.
    He offended my tortoise.
    Sunny but maybe showers later.
    He smells like an old piece of ham.
    He’s a worse healer than John.
    He has very low iron levels.
    He is not quite the thing.
    That WASD guy was pretty cool wasn’t he?
    As an aside, we need more Horace..... as if that's possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnravThreads View Post

    It seems to be more about posting the odd press release and review rather than looking at the state of PC gaming. I don't remember RPS ever bringing up the lack of Collector's Edition for Arkham City, but they mentioned it's delayed. With Ubisoft, who actually treat the PC better than some regardless of their DRM methods and delays, they're almost always vitriolic and damning, yet with Mojang and his ú15-not-even-finished game and Paradox they're all worshippy.
    This.

    It's fucking ridiculous. It's almost like RPS is run by a bunch of real people with actual thoughts, opinions and natural biases. Fuck that shit, what am I paying for if RPS isn't being created by a programmatically neutral news-aggregating AI? Gin?

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