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    Can't say I'm not surprised at the backlash. Gamers and their opinions!

    Anyways, respectable list. Also shocked at the quality in their music list, too. Swans on a mainstream magazine list?!
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    Even though I quit GW2 after a week or so after reaching max level, the leveling experience/world alone well justifies what I paid for the game (And I can return to it whenever I feel like it too if there is some new content). I would also rate it as one of the best games this year.

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    Nice list. It has Torchlight 2 on it.

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    I would say "Before people start putting down Time for writing about gaming"...but that's already happened.

    Anyways, Matt Peckham is actually a very astute guy when it comes to gaming. He's not some random journalist who got picked to write up a bit on the top 10 games, he's a gamer and he writes about games. That's kind of his job and he's pretty good at it. He's no gaming whiz (most gaming journalists are terrible at video games), but he's quite knowledgeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    So do you just have a feed showing you all the articles written about GW2 across the internet? =D
    Kind of like how certain people on this forum have a need to make a derogatory comment about GW2 every chance they get. Probably evens out no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozerjun View Post
    Kind of like how certain people on this forum have a need to make a derogatory comment about GW2 every chance they get. Probably evens out no?
    Yup of course you can't tell them that same thing on both sides anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InfiniteRetro View Post
    LOL always nice when people NEED to post stuff to try and assert a videogames position. personally, theres a heap of other games that are higher. and of course, Time magazine know the pulse of gamers /s
    As opposed to people's need to shit all over everything they don't like?

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    I don't even know how they create these lists. Just some random autor writes his favourite games. That's all. Yeah, that really matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archeus9 View Post
    I don't even know how they create these lists. Just some random autor writes his favourite games. That's all. Yeah, that really matters.
    See my earlier post about Matt Peckham. He's not "some random author", he handles gaming and some consumer tech for them online. So it's kinda his "schtick". It's like the top 10 lists at any other gaming news site, an individual/group of individuals will get together and create the list based off their subjective opinions.

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    While I don't really see GW2 as number one, it was a pretty good list, (I really need to get a copy of Xenoblade and Last Story though *sigh*)

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    Gratz to Anet on having their game make this list, awesome job!

    Quote Originally Posted by InfiniteRetro View Post
    LOL always nice when people NEED to post stuff to try and assert a videogames position. personally, theres a heap of other games that are higher. and of course, Time magazine know the pulse of gamers /s
    Chuckles to you and the other haters on this thread making such statements. God forbid someone post something positive about a game on its own sub-forum.

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    It's always difficult to take lists seriously when they mix MMO and non-MMO games together, or they give a review of an MMO very early in it's life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    It's always difficult to take lists seriously when they mix MMO and non-MMO games together, or they give a review of an MMO very early in it's life.
    Why can't they mix MMO and non-MMO games?

    And reviewing MMO's is difficult. Too many places review them at launch then never re-visit, which is challenging because MMO's are constantly changing. So you can get a review that's "accurate" for the time that it's written, it just won't always be relevant a year, or even 3 months, down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TradewindNQ View Post
    As opposed to people's need to shit all over everything they don't like?
    Infinite and Bovinity are simply trolling their asses off when it comes to GW2 regardless if they actually dislike it as much as it appears, but of course you're not allowed to say that are you, may I have my infraction please...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    So do you just have a feed showing you all the articles written about GW2 across the internet? =D
    Well, since Anet posts their news via Twitter, yea there is a feed showing the GW2 articles across the Internet.

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    Why can't they mix MMO and non-MMO games?
    Because they're often very different beasts and while I guess objectively there are critera for what makes a "good game" (Fencers will leap in here with commentary about consistancy in systems or something to that effect. =D ) it still seems a *little* bit like apples and oranges. Kinda like having an awards show that mixes Movies and TV shows in the same category...they're similar in a lot of ways, but still different enough that mixing them would seem odd. =D

    And reviewing MMO's is difficult. Too many places review them at launch then never re-visit, which is challenging because MMO's are constantly changing. So you can get a review that's "accurate" for the time that it's written, it just won't always be relevant a year, or even 3 months, down the road.
    It's not just that they're constantly changing, it's also that MMO's have (traditionally) been judged on ability to retain players, replayability of content, lifespan of content, etc. When some reviewer gets to level 7 and says, "The game is really pretty and my character had a cool sword!" then gives it a 4.5 star rating, I just wanna vomit.

    Of course, it's understandable. Few reviewers are actually going to sit down and actually level a character through the whole game, much less get to max level and do stuff. =)

    The reviews on SWTOR are an excellent example of what happens when reviewers poke their head into an MMO for a few minutes.

    Infinite and Bovinity are simply trolling their asses off when it comes to GW2 regardless if they actually dislike it as much as it appears, but of course you're not allowed to say that are you, may I have my infraction please...
    If you have issues with the things I post, then address them and tell me why I'm wrong. Following me from thread to thread saying that I'm a hater, troll, whatever, really doesn't do a whole lot for your position.
    Last edited by Bovinity Divinity; 2012-12-05 at 08:43 PM.

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    Lol I'm sorry but that ranking is just awful Halo 4 is number 9 and Assassin's Creed III is 5th terrible rankings.

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    Lol I'm sorry but that ranking is just awful Halo 4 is number 9 and Assassin's Creed III is 5th terrible rankings.
    And with that said, I can see this thread being overrun by Blizz fanbois or GW2 h8er who see the link to this thread on the main MMOC page and ridicule how the author knows nothing about video games or how much he got paid by Anet.

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    And with that said, I can see this thread being overrun by Blizz fanbois or GW2 h8er who see the link to this thread on the main MMOC page and ridicule how the author knows nothing about video games or how much he got paid by Anet.
    The post you quoted didn't mention GW2 or a Blizzard game, so...if you're going to dismiss a comment based on certain subject material, it's helpful if the comment actually contains what you're talking about. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    The post you quoted didn't mention GW2 or a Blizzard game, so...if you're going to dismiss a comment based on certain subject material, it's helpful if the comment actually contains what you're talking about. =)
    I do actually, since I've already seen it happen on threads such as this who praise games regardless of what it is on a these forums. Good attempt at trying to be witty though

    And I didn't dismiss his comment, I merely used it as an example as to what is to come.
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