MAX Reviews: The Legend Of Korra by Platinum Games

Steam user reviews are getting more and more useless, thanks to reddit-like voting habits

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:55:19 -0700

Thorough, useful user reviews for games on Steam are getting totally drowned out by one-liner quips and puns that tell you less than nothing about the game. I don't know if this has been a problem since day 1, or it just caught on recently, but I've been noticing it more and more lately.

If someone dares to post some valid criticism of a game, they will get downvoted to oblivion. If someone posts a well-thought-out positive review, they can get a few upvotes. If someone posts an irrelevant one-line joke, they immediately rise to the top of the pile. I am amazed that, going by the vote percentages, 85% or more of Steam users are mouth-breathers who would rather read a useless joke than something that will actually help them decide whether or not to buy a game...

Of course I'm ranting and generalizing, but it bothers me. I was excited for steam reviews, and they seemed great for a while. I could go to the front store page for a game and get a few worthwhile opinions, positive and negative. Now I have to go a couple pages down to get a decent cross section of opinions. Pretty soon, it won't even be worth looking.

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Shadow of Mordor | DTH Reviews

Hello! It's me, Andy Daly from television. You may know me from Eastbound & Down or Reno 911 or Comedy Central’s Review, which airs tonight at 10/9c. I’m here to answer your questions!

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:07:40 -0700

On Review, I play Forrest MacNeil, an intrepid idiot who reviews life experiences. It's on Comedy Central tonight and every Thursday night at 10/9c. You might also know me from Semi-Pro, Eastbound & Down, Yogi Bear and well, lots of stuff. I'm here to take your questions! Kindly fire away!!

Folks, I had so much fun! These were really great questions and heart-warming comments. See below for my review of doing an AMA. I have to go eat dinner now (raw rabbit and tree bark if you're interested) and then live-tweet Review episode 4 at 10/9c. But I will be back to do this again! See ya.

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