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Updated: 2007-08-30T17:53:21.247-07:00

 



I feel you guys need to be very, very careful abou...

2007-08-04T08:02:00.000-07:00

I feel you guys need to be very, very careful about how you phrase and position yourselves. Some of your opening salvo, here, has -- I think with some foundation -- been taken as elitist "we know better, so we're here to show you" garbage. See: http://ogrecave.com/2007/08/03/taste-the-fearsome-beak-of-critical-standards/

In the end I'm not saying, I don't think you should critically review games. I do think you should be outright paranoid in terms of carefully reviewing how you phrase each negative opinion, since in some cases you will be crafting the sole message being shouted into the silence around a particular game. Negative reviews might not hurt sales for a game with a "success buffer" to absorb 'em, but when they're the sole voice such a review those reviews most certainly can harm someone's pocket book -- whether you want to talk dismissively of such a possibility or not.

You are also very directly crafting your own brands here. What you say will reflect on you as well as on what you review. So please, at all times, do everything you can to come off as reasonable, reasonable, reasonable, and do a better job than done so far at shaving off the stubble of elitism. It'll serve the purpose of this site a lot better.