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  • MamasGunMamasGun Member Posts: 152
    Originally posted by Dren_Utogi

    IT is simplr, they drive the market into on direction and never give mmo's their fair do. THe only mmorpg they care about is WoW. That is fine for WoW fans but there ar emillions of mmorpg players who don't play WoW .

     

    Asheron's Call has released updates , PC Gamer Gamer ran 7  artcicle in 4 years.

    Blizzard and WoW have gotten over 1000 articles.

     

    IT is ridiclous how they think the entire mmo industry is WoW.

     

    I beleive they need to be taught a lesson by boycotting the product.  I'm very passionate about mmorpgs and PC Gamer Magazine just doesn't get it when it comes to covering them.

     

    Developers should do the same and refuse to interview with them as well. Pc GAmer will always put WoW first over any other mmorpg. It is sickening to see such a great magazine that used to be diverse in it's coverage to becoming a fan mag for Blizzard products.

    I gotta say, I completely agree with you.  The only truth I see on PC Gamer is the "Saturday Crap Shoot".  Those are a freaking riot.

    Also of note- their reviews for games (in example, Castlevania LoS2, Assassin's Creed Liberation) were just blarbs- barely three paragraphs. 

    To be fair to PC Gamer, probably more than half of the MMO community still thinks WoW is the whole of the industry.  Everytime a new MMO is unveiled, the WoW comparisons (even if there are none) begin to be made.  Look at Wildstar- the only negative thing I have seen about Wildstar is that "it looks like WoW, it feels like Wow, WoW did it first, just play WoW".  It's pretty sad... I've never liked WoW.

    Lately, PC Gamer has been running rampant articles about Dota, Day Z, and WoW. 

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  • Big-CronkBig-Cronk Member Posts: 61
    I miss Nintendo power...

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  • JudgeUKJudgeUK Member RarePosts: 1,510
    Originally posted by Big-Cronk
    I miss Nintendo power...

    http://www.nintendopower.com/

    r.i.p.

  • ApocalypseSunriseApocalypseSunrise Member Posts: 80
    Originally posted by Big-Cronk
    I miss Nintendo power...

     

    I miss the way Nintendo Power USE to be back in the 90's. Now that thing just looks so much like every other gaming magazine that it's not worth the paper its printed on.

     

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  • HokieHokie Member UncommonPosts: 1,063

    Who the hell still buys gaming magazines? By the time it goes to press and makes it to the supermarket its easily a month out of date.

    And PC Gamer mag is just, and always has been, the ass-end of PC gaming mags even when mags were selling.

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  • jdnycjdnyc Member UncommonPosts: 1,636

    http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/405917

    Didn't like your poll results so started a new thread?

     

  • Solar_ProphetSolar_Prophet Member EpicPosts: 1,956

    Wow, really? Geez, it's almost as if a game with 12 million players warrants more coverage than one with under 10K on a good day. Can't imagine why they'd attempt to cater to the vast majority of the MMO player base like that.

    /sarcasm

    /facepalm

    PC Gamer is crap but your reasoning is, quite honestly, incredibly silly.

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  • IncomparableIncomparable Member UncommonPosts: 1,118
    Originally posted by Solar_Prophet

    Wow, really? Geez, it's almost as if a game with 12 million players warrants more coverage than one with under 10K on a good day. Can't imagine why they'd attempt to cater to the vast majority of the MMO player base like that.

    /sarcasm

    /facepalm

    PC Gamer is crap but your reasoning is, quite honestly, incredibly silly.

    If a game is not good, then they are kind of doing the player a favor and the game by not covering the game.

    They are doing the player a favor by not lying to them saying this is something that amounts to whatever standard a majority holds.

    And then doing the game a favor by not using that standard that the majority holds against the game and just saying bad things.

    PC gamer is main stream. Its not about being fair. If a game is not popular enough then why would they comment on it? They are delivering commentary on products that are main stream or come from main stream sources, and use a standard based on that.

    If PC gamer commented more on asherons call or whatever alternative even if i agree is a better game than wow... but is not as popular... how will that affect their revenue by covering something that does not pay the bills.

    PC gamer can not create trends but rather follow them. So i think the OP is blaming the wrong group. The group he wants to blame is the majority consumer that empowers games he does not like to only make it profitable for magazines like PC gamer to report on.

    Also asherons calls looks terrible. They might as well report on UO or other archaic games collecting dust on peoples shelves but apparently still live on servers with a dead population. Great games in their time, but some people move on, which means these games are not main stream, and is not worth reporting on... especially on a regular basis.

    The fact that they even have more than one article on asherons call shows they are more fair that some claim to be ... imo.

    And I personally agree wow is not my kind of game becuase it took them so long to put housing in, and will take them longer to put other things to make thier game better imo. Since its a gear grind or a grind to end game. Im not interested in the gear grind, and the exp grind to end game is not as rewarding as i would expect from a game thats been out for a decade.

     

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  • GeridenGeriden Member UncommonPosts: 390

    Let  me guess... by chance did pc gamer rate a game you worked on badly ?

    yep thats what it looks like.

  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,515

    Well, I would normally not read a magazine called PC gamer, as I recall they are largely focused on single player games, so I stick with sites more along the line of.... well, MMORPG.com.

    So I guess it won't be a problem to support the OP's boycott, but I suspect with my gaming tastes I was never their core audience, and they won't miss me.

    But seriously, so what if they enjoy WOW, and push it the most, let them, plenty of other great places to get gaming news that might be a bit more diverse.

    As for AC, what more really needs to be said other than.... R.I.P.

     

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  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    Originally posted by Kyleran

    Well, I would normally not read a magazine called PC gamer, as I recall they are largely focused on single player games, so I stick with sites more along the line of.... well, MMORPG.com.

    So I guess it won't be a problem to support the OP's boycott, but I suspect with my gaming tastes I was never their core audience, and they won't miss me.

    But seriously, so what if they enjoy WOW, and push it the most, let them, plenty of other great places to get gaming news that might be a bit more diverse.

    As for AC, what more really needs to be said other than.... R.I.P.

     

    PC Gamer are keen gamers, they have guilds in several games, WoW, Eve online, GW2, not to mention they have a fairly heavy presence in Wurm online and Minecraft. imo, the OP's premise is a bit daft, not sure why would even care about the whole Asherons call thing, the game is ancient, has very low interest among players generally, so why should there be thousands of articles about it? They cover mainstream games, and while the information they release is generally at least a month out of date, its at least interesting, and if they do call a game out for some reason, or mark them down in the ratings, its usually for a good reason. Would have to have a genuine reason for calling for a boycott, rather than just some petty peeve image

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