Jim Sterling Pro Reviewer and Youtube Personality DDOS'd Over 'Low' Score Zelda BotW Review

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by chavosaur, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Psionic Roshambo

    Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Aug 12, 2011
    United States
    Zelda review score
    Salty tears melting snow flakes
    Butthurt fanboys derp

    I made this Haiku just for fun, just remember if you disagree with a review it's not the end of the world. I would rather some one give a game a low score and be pleasantly surprised, than to buy a game expecting 10 out 10 no need to buy any other games ever again, only to find out it's meh at best.
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  2. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    serves him right I fucking hate youtuberz leeching off the public by doing fuck all and getting rich from it! :evil:
    Last edited by Bladexdsl, Mar 18, 2017
  3. SaffronXL

    SaffronXL Emulationer

    Nov 17, 2016
    United States
    New Mexico
    I find myself agreeing with every single point he makes, especially about framerate issues. Games have looked good enough for a while, why hinder emersion and playability for slightly better graphics.

    BotW would be a better game if the graphics had been worse.
  4. spiderman1216

    spiderman1216 Advanced Member

    Oct 4, 2016
    WTF is wrong with our community, first harassing a woman over facial animations, now DDOSing reviewers over a video game.
  5. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    What was the facial animations thing? I missed that entirely.

    Anyway the answer would be if you are going to have no real barrier to entry and be inclusive of everybody then you are going to have a few cunts in the mix as well.
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  6. Hi-Dro

    Hi-Dro GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 29, 2016
    people who think Devs do not pay media outlets to "review" their games, are seriously deluded.
    Have you ever watched the news this is the corporate world and has been happening since even before Rise of the Robots and Driver 3 , there is evidence and proof that it happens.
    And its exactly this kind of thing that started the whole disgusting 'gamer gate community losers' spreading their sexist hate from behind the comforts of their keyboard.
    A community of delusional adults acting like children, for the sake of animation is pathetic.
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  7. invaderyoyo

    invaderyoyo invader

    Mar 17, 2014
    United States
    Southern California
    Well, looks like NicheGamer just gave BOTW a 7. Looking through the comments, I can see they're already getting crap.

    Hope they don't ddos'd, too. I think they made some good points, but were a bit harsh towards the end.
  8. coolpokemon

    coolpokemon Newbie

    Apr 24, 2016
    United States
    you people know jim sterling likes to bait people right also in my opinion he shouldnt be a critic in metacritic in my opinion also i seen his videos and hes kind of biased to nintendo just stating my own opinion of him also i think he didnt get ddos he passably did this to himself on purpose for attention
    Last edited by coolpokemon, Mar 22, 2017
  9. Fronic

    Fronic Member

    Jul 8, 2014
    United States
    Waterford, Michigan
    Problem is, gamer "reviews" are opinions rather than criticisms. If all of you gamers defend people like Jim Sterling you are making gaming a terrible form of media because it can't be good by itself.
  10. ihaveamac

    ihaveamac GBAtemp Guru

    Apr 20, 2015
    United States
    Tigard, OR
    I don't get what you're saying here. reviews always have opinions in them, not exclusive to Jim.
  11. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I have serious problems with a lot of what were once dubbed "forum reviews", though I guess a new term has been invented. Rarely is it that I have problems with the intent (people genuinely seem to want to share their assessment of a work or item), though how neutral or not their position might be is a different matter and is actually part of my misgivings with scores -- it is hard to dishonestly write something, far easier to give a fluff score. Likewise there might be a slight correlation between "professional" (whatever that can be judged to be) and certain qualities and attributes that are useful but it is a fairly weak one, so much so that with the usual "if you saw a professional review in the street" test I could not justifiably assume it is going to be useful.

    Opinions vs objective whatever is not necessarily a red herring but it does seem to be a distraction from whether a review is useful or not. There are some that might seek a purely objective assessment of things (are there graphics glitches, what sort, is the game able to be completed, for a reasonable reading of the story are there plot holes or notably unexplained events...), and such things have some merit for some things if they in turn avoid spoiling a story or something and I want such a mechanical assessment. If you are going to tell me the graphics are good we are in opinion country -- graphics design rules will probably generate something that works if you follow them, however stick some yellow text on a white background and where the player stops to decipher it they get snuck up on by a monster and you have good game design, or at least an attempt at it.

    Beyond that I may want opinions. If nothing else it may give me a clue as to the likes of the reviewer and thus whether they align well with mine.

    Short version. Try not to be an elitist prick, something good can come from anywhere.

    Edit. Not necessarily a mindset I share but worth considering as part of all this
    Last edited by FAST6191, Mar 25, 2017