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    Why is IGN XBOX Editor Ryan McCaffrey reviewing MLB The SHOW?

    http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/04/0...he-show-review

    He gave the PS3 version 8.1. THEN GAVE THE PS4 version an......






    8.1 again!

    Apparently he had "a hard time getting excited about it."

    Yeah... no **** McMicrosoft. He is literally the most biased, PRO xbox fanboy out there. And ign chose him to review PS4 exclusive? WTF.
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    It's things like this that make me lose respect for IGN. They might as well have Larry Hyrb guest review a PS4 exclusive. Biased opinions will always flood this industry,but this is ridiculous.

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    thats dumb!



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    I havent been to IGN in a long time... for these reasons... also polygon... they are the scum of gaming media.

    I stick to these boards and neogaf for my info... because people collectively are more trustworthy than a single biased person.
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    Well regardless, I am going to get it as I've not played a MLB game before, so I look forward to it.

    As for gaming new's websites, what do you guys suggest? Game Informer, Game Spot, N4G?

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    I read the article and thought WTF, I had no idea who he was.

    Then I come here and see this. LOL at joke media.


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    An 8/10 is not considered a good score now? Do you only expect 9/10 and above for games on your preferred console?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black View Post
    An 8/10 is not considered a good score now? Do you only expect 9/10 and above for games on your preferred console?
    I dont think the score is the point... the point is that IGN is having XBOX specialists review playstation games... like xombie said... its like having Larry Hyrb review a PS4 game.... would YOU trust that review?
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    IGN is a joke and it is a shame so many people follow their reviews.
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    I don't see the problem. He's a baseball fan, this is not about the platform. It's just a position, why would a IGN PS employee's review be more valid?

    Also, when did they last separated game scores by platform?

    E: He reviewed the game last year as well with 8.8. The average is 8 this year. Really, this is nothing.
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    Sorry if this is a silly question though, I'm reading these reviews from different sites, and wondering if they are reviewing the PS4 edition or the ps3 version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locomotive View Post
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    At least that would be more fun to watch.

    On a serious note. This game looks amazing and I wish I had more time in my life to sit down and enjoy this genre.
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    It's always about the score or is there something he said about the game in his review that you don't agree with?

    Is it not actually a good thing that an Xbox guru, or as the OP puts it, "literally the most biased, pro-Xbox fanboy out there" would give a PlayStation game an 8/10? And if you don't play online then all you need to worry about are long loading times, apparrently. You know what else had long loading times? Uncharted.

    If someone who doesn't normally like JRPGs or Sega games or the Dreamcast/GameCube, whatever, reviewed my favorite game and gave it an 8/10, I would be fine with it. Someone who happens to like Xbox gives a baseball game an 8/10 and it's all aboard the IGN hate train. The game isn't going to sell poorly all of a sudden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naxi View Post
    I don't see the problem. He's a baseball fan, this is not about the platform. It's just a position, why would a IGN PS employee's review be more valid?

    Also, when did they last separated game scores by platform?

    E: He reviewed the game last year as well with 8.8. The average is 8 this year. Really, this is nothing.
    it doesnt need to be reviewed by a PS fan either... again THATS the entire point... games shouldnt be reviewed by journalists who favor one console over another (regardless of console) and therein lies the problem with journalism these days... most reviewers are biased one way or another, and so their reviews are often skewed.

    Now, does this affect most of us here on these forums? no, we have enough insight to not take journalists words to heart... and take everything with a grain of salt. But people who look for reviews for their end all decision making, dont know.

    Look past the score he gave... it isnt about the score... its the fact that IGN lets obvious bias into their reviews by letting biased journalists review certain games. Is there such a thing as a non biased journalist? i still dont know if this can exist. (hell, i own every console and love GAMES, but even I have a bias in favor of playstation... i just like it a little bit more and i dont know why.)


    Basically... IGN's reviewers SHOULDNT BE biased towards certain consoles... but they are (and they are OPENLY biased... which is worse)
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    Okay all of you guys quit crying about this. The guy HAS a PS4, and happens to be one of the only people at IGN that is into sports, so there ya go. I listen to both podcast Beyond and Unlocked, and hes hardly biased towards either console, in fact the last couple episodes all hes been doing is making fun of the fact that MS wont release actual sold numbers for the XB1.

    Also, i agree with him not being very excited about this years version of it. I wasnt. i just picked it up this morning. Id say an 8/10 is pretty spot on so far.
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    its really quite sad when your not allowed to give your opinion on a game because some deem you to be a fanboy of another system and thus think your good review and high score are not worthy.

    i'd suggest such a good score for a PS4 game from a supposed Xbox fanboy shows he's not anything other than a good reviewer.

    also..
    The Verdict

    And those are the SportsCenter highlights. MLB 14 again offers rock-solid pitching, hitting, and fielding mechanics – and multiple choices for each one. This is, yet again, a stellar baseball simulation that’s packed with enough quality game modes to occupy and entertain me for the entire season, but there are few exciting new features, and online is currently a very laggy experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black View Post
    An 8/10 is not considered a good score now? Do you only expect 9/10 and above for games on your preferred console?
    going off the OP, it certainly looks like (for some) your only allowed to review PS4 games if you have Sony tattooed on your person and i guess... never give less than 9 in your review scores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomaXD View Post
    it doesnt need to be reviewed by a PS fan either... again THATS the entire point... games shouldnt be reviewed by journalists who favor one console over another (regardless of console) and therein lies the problem with journalism these days... most reviewers are biased one way or another, and so their reviews are often skewed.

    Now, does this affect most of us here on these forums? no, we have enough insight to not take journalists words to heart... and take everything with a grain of salt. But people who look for reviews for their end all decision making, dont know.

    Look past the score he gave... it isnt about the score... its the fact that IGN lets obvious bias into their reviews by letting biased journalists review certain games. Is there such a thing as a non biased journalist? i still dont know if this can exist. (hell, i own every console and love GAMES, but even I have a bias in favor of playstation... i just like it a little bit more and i dont know why.)


    Basically... IGN's reviewers SHOULDNT BE biased towards certain consoles... but they are (and they are OPENLY biased... which is worse)
    I'd like to see his bias displayed then, other than his role at IGN.

    He is a gamer, he reviewed a game. Just because of alleged preference, doesn't mean you can't objectively (or as objectively as you can) review a game. There is no rival baseball game on the Xbox, how would this bias manifest other than if it was blatant fanboyism? He gave it a good score, and nothing stood out in his review. There isn't much merit here.

    I prefer the Playstation, but that doesn't mean it's always in the back of my mind when I'm playing something else on another platform.

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    Wow guys let it go.

    IGN has been a source of some pretty good fanboy ism either way. I've seen several instances of it.

    This time it appears not to be the case. I checked, he didn't give separate scores to titanfall so this is no different. I didn't know they didn't score platforms differently. 8.1 is a really good score.

    The only thing he might be guilty of Is downplaying the graphical upgrade on the ps4 version. From everything else I read, it's a pretty big difference. Other than that it seems like a pretty honest opinion.

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    Well just played an exhibition game and I have to say its pretty awesome. And the graphics look amazing. Wow. Well back to my Dodgers. lol

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    I don't have anything wrong with a non-fan of a game/series/genre reviewing a game. So I see no issue here.

    However, I do see that if someone is predisposed to hating a company or having ill views, that can definitely be (is an issue with some sites..) problematic.

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    Wow, what a bunch of BS being blown out here about IGN and Ryan McCaffrey.

    1st) McCaffrey is a die-hard baseball fan.
    2nd) McCaffrey reviews MLB every year.
    3rd.) McCaffrey owns a MS, Sony and Nintendo platforms - He's a gamer period.
    4th.) 8.1 is a damn good score, especially for a sports game.

    I'm by no means a Ryan McCaffrey fan (Greg Miller on the other hand.) That said if Greg Miller reviewed any sports game besides Football (ok maybe Hockey now - but that should be Colin Moriarty reviewing anything hockey) I'd be pissed off, because he has little to no interest in Baseball, but loves Football.

    All you all, tossing IGN down the toilet are as much of fanboys as the xbots who say the same crap about anything IGN. Take a step back and look who IGN consistently puts up as their GOTY items. When PS3 had a great exclusive they got the GOTY (and rightfully so.)

    PS: Metacritic right now has it at 80.
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    Unless he is know Xbox fanboy or known to dislike PS4 or show bias, I do not see a problem here.

    I am not saying there isn't a reviewer who is very biased. I mean MS has been caught red handed for positive influence.

    but in this case, I don't think case was presented that he is biased enough to not carry out his job...

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    Putting aside the fact this is sort of an non event topic, given he seemed to be fairly positive, regardless of his preferred gaming platform.

    But that doesn't take away from the fact IGN are still ****. It's like going to (i)cnet for your tech news and expecting them not to compare everything to the magic world of Apple.

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