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Console Examination: The replies…

To everyone that emailed me about the spelling/grammar in my Console Examination blogs:

Yes, I'm aware the grammar and spelling in my Console Examination 1/2 blogs weren't exactly very good.
I'll blame that on those pieces being written on the spur of the moment after studying the consoles revealed specifications and coming to what conclusions I could based on what we know.

On the plus side, I didn't get any real technical criticisms which was good and the majority seemed to think highly of them 🙂
(besides, it's the first revelation that more then 2 or 3 people are reading this blog, which is nice)

On a side note- evidently I'm not the only one disgusted by GameSpot/IGN's "technical analysis" of the XBox360/PS3.
A nice example of why game sites should NOT attempt to be hardware sites as well.

I can't say as I care much for IGN, but I think very highly of GameSpot. They have some exceptional writers, but game reviewers shouldn't be trying to delve into the hardware if they can do little more then parrot Microsoft and Sony's PR line.I'm all for and applaud their efforts to provide their audience with a serious look at the hardware capabilities, but if they clearly don't have enough knowledge to do any more then regurgitate what Microsoft and Sony's PR claims then they shouldn't parrot their articles as the "final word".

Granted, their employed writing about video games… obviously I'm not.
Still, I'd like to think I'm at least reasonably knowledgeable and I've had a few articles published online and in (a) magazine so for the average laymen I presumably know something at least.

For what amounts to little more then a broad overview, without any real technical depth I'd argue it's a whole lot more informative for most then what IGN/GameSpot's professionals managed.

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May 19, 2005 - Posted by | Console Examination

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