Posts Tagged ‘you can prove anything with a study’

Study suggests Steam reviewers are bothered more by bad game design than bugs

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A study of over 10 million Steam user reviews has found that when reviews include negative feedback, they call out poor game design more often than they complain about bugs. Which is entirely unsurprising, really: I know that infuriating design decisions tend to stick in my head far more perniciously than occasional bugs. That’s not the only insight that the researchers from Queen’s University in Canada have to offer though, and I’m finding the fine-grained details of their study much more interesting than that headline conclusion.

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I Can’t Feel My Legs

From Hunting Unlimited 2008, now available on Steam. If you like shooting badly-rendered deer in the lungs, you'll love Hunting Unlimted 2008.

Outdoor recreation (in the form of fishing, hiking and visits to national parks) has declined by 18-25% since the 1980s, apparently. TVs and games are, predictably, being blamed. This is entirely unfair – the reason I haven’t left the house in four days is because I’ve been waiting for couriers to turn up with some hard drives I have to review. “Between 8am and 5.30pm,” they say. So why is it always 5.29? I maybe should have run up and down the stairs a few times to stop my legs atrophying, though.
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