As of late, yes. Either /v/ seems to be expanding their interests, or the zero-bombers are operating independently.
looks like I'm going to have to advance this conversation from the hair of it's chinny chin chin by myself.
Think about it,
Why don't you--
after all the talk of "I'm not getting MW3, lol!", how many of these zero-voters do you think actually PLAYED the game?
I'll be generous and guess maybe 30%.
Now, how many do you think played it SUBSTANTIALLY?
Well, the game has been out for only 4 days now, so the answer is a resounding none. Even I haven't played it enough to render full judgment, so how the holy name of Jesus could an hour-one (which is when the shitstorm began) zero-bomber do so?
after breaking sales records for the 3rd time in a row having a worldwide release and a world wide fanbase, and also taking into account the relevance of Metacritic and /v/'s failed attempt at killing portal 2's sales, how many of these people HAVE in fact played mw3 enough to judge the game for what it is?
Trying to deflect my portal point by attempting to downgrade it's relevance in the gaming media won't work,
What won't work? Fuck, man, it's always the same with you. You can't argue for two fucking posts without accusing me of shit and flinging insults left and right.
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(in part because portal is extremely relevant in the gaming media
Really? So it would make sense for /v/ to keep up their ruthless campaign against Portal 2 weeks or even months after people stopped caring? /v/ pulls this shit to make statements, which is exactly what they're doing right now.
the thing is /v/ FAILED, across all platforms.
The influence of a single forum wasn't strong enough to destroy the sales of a popular game, and knowing internet hate groups they wouldn't knowingly give a half*ssed attempt at defacing a game when they could give everything they've got, and indeed have done so in the past. Whereas mw3 is the Christ figure of popularity yet it's Pandemic fanbase somehow lost to this same pagan forum, across all platforms, by a landslide.
And that just doesn't make since.
In a nutshell, it says Metacritic is influential. OF COURSE IT IS! All you are proving is the fact that people pay attention to it (mainly for its main feature: the critical aggregate), not that the user scores are in any way trustworthy!
This whole debate is simply about that: how trustworthy the user scores are. DON'T FORGET IT!
Seems that you have lost complete sight of what this argument as over.
The allegation was that Metacritic was being overrun by /v/ with mw3's scores as some sort of holy backup evidence.
You couldn't see the fact that this last quote was last seen in the alley behind your local Denny's, kicking your arguments head in. If Metacritic is influential and people pay attention to it, so much so that the devs behind mw3 are begging the users for a better score (which destroys your point on critical aggregate), then why wouldn't mw3 fans take part in the voting?
I'm pretty sure they did, at least 85 to 90% of them.