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Comment Steam User Score beats traditional scores (Score 4, Interesting) 135

The Steam User Score is currently my most trusted metric for how good a game is, something which is considered "overwhelmingly positive" with a couple thousand user reviews is usually a worthy purchase.
For non-steam users, imagine Metacritic except you can only submit your score/review if you own the actual game and it's either thumbs up or down.

Comment Re:ZOMG PANIC! (Score 1) 127

Even if Mario Kart sells well and gets some machines off the shelf, it's not like 3rd party developers will experience a moment of epiphany and line up up to produce exclusive triple A titles for the system. Where did this 'wunderwaffe' type of thinking come from?

I can't imagine some soulless CEO of EA slamming his desk, denouncing Sony/MS and rushing over to Japan to give Iwata a teary-eyed congratulatory blowjob because MK8 sold so well.

Comment Being a misantrhope is hard. (Score 3, Interesting) 116

I have a *very* rare name/surname combination, so I'm easy to find, or at least I would be if I had a Facebook account, which I don't.
So I've had two employers ask me why they can't find anything about me on Google/Facebook, one of them even asked me straight up if I had served time in prison. So I'm not surprised by the findings, at all.

"Don't tell me I'm burning the candle at both ends -- tell me where to get more wax!!"