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Old 12-04-2007, 12:03 AM
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Angry NEW LOW: Eidos LIES about Kane & Lynch review scores on website



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It's not like the relationship between Kane & Lynch and review scores wasn't messy enough. But now this? Visitors to the game's official site will notice, once the page's flash intro is done, that two review scores for the game are flashed for your perusal. One from GameSpy, one from Game Informer. Both look positively glowing! Both give the game a very encouraging five stars! Thing is, both are...well, not real. They're fabricated. Lies, if you will.

GameSpy did not say "It's the best emulation of being in the midst of a Michael Mann movie we've ever seen" in their review of the game. They said that in their E3 2007 coverage. In other words, a preview. They also did not give the game five stars. They gave it three.

As for Game Informer, same deal. The highlighted quote does not appear in the review of the game. Nor do they give it five stars. Game Informer don't even score in stars. They gave it a 7/10.
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It's called advdertising. Everybody does that. They quote snipets of things, leaving out bad parts and only quoting the good. Not new to Eidos at all.
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claiming to get 5 stars when you got 3 isn't called anything but lying.

You can't sugarcoat a turd. It's still a turd. Calling it anything else is lying.

This is shameful.
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:47 AM
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Sony got in trouble for using dead people to give raving reviews about movies. Well, I don't exactly remember if they were dead, but they were fake.

Using fake reviews from fake magazines is nothing new...however, this recent Eidos thing can lead to a heavy lawsuit.
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claiming to get 5 stars when you got 3 isn't called anything but lying.

You can't sugarcoat a turd. It's still a turd. Calling it anything else is lying.

This is shameful.
I'm not trying to defend them, I'm just saying this is nothing new. It may be a bit on the shady side, but it's not illegal.
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It may be a bit on the shady side, ...
A bit?

That's the understatement of the century.
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Ok, it's more than "a bit" shady...thats just an expression, but it's nothing to get worked up about. The game is shitty and Eidos is trying to sell it.
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Ok, it's more than "a bit" shady...thats just an expression, but it's nothing to get worked up about. The game is shitty and Eidos is trying to sell it.
Err, making up quotes and ratings is NOT normal, dude.
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It's called advdertising. Everybody does that. They quote snipets of things, leaving out bad parts and only quoting the good. Not new to Eidos at all.
Its called bad advertising, and something you do when your CEO is being a douche.
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I'm not trying to defend them, I'm just saying this is nothing new. It may be a bit on the shady side, but it's not illegal.
Really? I thought it was called false advertising.
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