- May 29, 2010
If I were one of the big names of Bioware. I will send a memo calling everyone in the company to write a superlative review of the game. Just to, like the say in my country, playing the chaos.
You mean, like actually making a good game next time they try?ZeroDotZero said:This just makes me, a genuine fan of the game, look like a Bioware employee.
I can't say I blame the guy though, you would want to try and do something positive to balance out the negativity towards something you worked on.
Omitting his job does not change his opinion on the game. One person's opinion is just as valid as another's.danpascooch said:Part of the definition of fraud is gaining an unfair disadvantage by dishonesty, deceit, or trickery.ZeroDotZero said:This isn't fraud, it is a man who likes the product he made. He never identified himself as someone other than a Bioware Employee in the review he left.danpascooch said:You don't blame the guy for committing fraud? Yeah I would want to do it, but there are plenty of people I want to punch in the face too, but I know I shouldn't do itZeroDotZero said:This just makes me, a genuine fan of the game, look like a Bioware employee.
I can't say I blame the guy though, you would want to try and do something positive to balance out the negativity towards something you worked on. The best intentions, right?
Deceit by omission is fair game legally if the information omitted is important enough.
Only if the author did not identify himself as the author. He has the right to an opinion, and the right to express it. he does not have the right to deceive people into thinking that is the opinion of an actual, uninvested consumer.Shycte said:Point is, of course they are defending themself. Why shouldn't they be allowed to? If an author gave his book a good review would we care about it then?
There's a difference between a chef saying "My restaurant is the greatest!" and putting on a wig and fake mustache and going "This guy's restaurant is the greatest!" One is self-promotion. The other is astroturfing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AstroturfingShycte said:And that BioWare guy gave us his opinion. A chef would say "My resturant is the greatest! Come and eat here." I fail to see what your point is? That his review isn't honest? Does it really matter? Is it more dishonest than actors visting Jay Leno marketing their movie?Popido said:What if a chef told you that he runs a 5 stars restaurant, when in fact its just hes own opinion?Shycte said:I'm a judo coach, and I will always support the ones I train. In a match, they will always be in the right, and the judge will be in the wrong. If he judges against us.'
Point is, of course they are defending themself. Why shouldn't they be allowed to? If an author gave his book a good review would we care about it then?
...god damm, I miss honest reviews.
This,Callex said:A bit of a failure there... Now the critics (mostly oldschool RPG purists) will claim all the positive reviews were biased like this.
Even if he didn't identify himeself, does it matter. His review didn't have anymore credibility than the others. If anything it has less due the 10/10 amirite?keve said:snipidy snip
Oh yeah? Well. Judo is just fighting.Shycte said:But honestly, I think that people should play the game before complaining this much. This shitstorm contains more stupid than the usual "X-game suck balls". I mean like Jesus, it's game, get over it people.
Oh, and what this guy said.domicius said:Since when did people actually start reading the reviews posted by Metacritic users... without taking a pinch of salt?
Yeah I know. I don't go around creating threads at the internet, virtually screaming at others when one of my kids loses.Popido said:
I'm not even talking about how The Escapist has been spinning. Somebody posted a video on YouTube that showed people trying to argue maturely that Dragon Age 2 wasn't that good of a game and BioWare basically snubbed them, said they were wrong, and ended with "end of line", as I posted on another story about this on.rsvp42 said:Doesn't help that the Escapist has been skewing all the stories in a negative light. Calling this a scandal? Blowing the whole accidental game lockout thing out of proportion? It's easy to spin this kind of thing the wrong way and users here are quick to jump on the highest horse they can find.Sean Strife said:Dear Bioware,
Just stop. Seriously, just stop. Stop trying to defend the game. Stop trying to act like you know what we like better than we do. Just stop with the douchebaggery in general. In the span of about a week (if not less), my opinion of you guys have gone from a respectable and talented development company, to that of just sheer douchebaggy. Just stop, please.
PS: Now go stand in the corner and think about what you've done.
I think BioWare has made some missteps, sure, but to look at a couple problems surrounding one game and conclude that a company has fundamentally failed is taking it a little far.