Pre-release game comments

I have seen this issue come up before on several sites. Penny-arcade even did commentary on it. It irritates me to no end to see comments about a game before it comes out. I am considering buying a X-Box. I wanted to see comments about Apex. Everywhere I turn there are all these comments and ratings from consumers who have not even consumed yet.

I think the ratings/comments should be locked until a games release. EBgames.com is a great example of this irritation. I think average gamer feedback can be vital, but not in the present state.

What he said, but moreso...

That''s not a bad idea, but on the other hand, you saw those comments, realized they were pre-release foolishness and ignored them. Personally, if I''m looking for info about an upcoming game, I''m not looking at the feedback at retailers'' sites since I have no idea what someone''s talking about when they say ""this game rocks!"" Do they mean it''s got great visuals, good story, what? I''d rather read some reviews or previews at a dedicated gaming site, and make up my mind from there.

""this game is awsom, teh graphics r wicked smoth and its really tough. i cant wait to play it when it coms out!!!!""

SmashX1, I''m with you.

I admit, I''m one of those people who enjoy the anticipation leading up to a game''s release sometimes as much as getting the game itself.If things don''t just turn into a big flame war, the discussion and anticpation about what a game might bring to the table can be a lot of fun.

If things don''t just turn into a big flame war, the discussion and anticpation about what a game might bring to the table can be a lot of fun.

Same here; problem being ''discussion'' is usually not what you find in such threads. Then again, they are good reminders of why we all studied grammar in school.

And thanks pulse. I really wanted to snarf my first cup of coffee all over myself. Much appreciated. /sarcasm

Heh, I think some of the...content...in this thread describes the phenomena well.

Cheers Gorey! That made me laugh and be thankful that GWJ has nobody like that here.

That''s reason enough for the War on Drugs...if only to keep crack out of that one guy''s hands...er...nose.