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Blogs Bit-Gamer launch competition

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 13 Dec 2010.

  1. Bakes

    Bakes New Member

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    Yeah, Joe, can you explain why it was chosen to name the spinoff after a well-known torrent site?

    Bit-Tech gives plenty of crap reviews to hardware. I wouldn't worry.
     
  2. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    As long as you guys don't forget your roots in PC modding, I can't complain!

    Congratulations on the step forward, Bit has evolved more in the last year than it has since I started reading a few years back.

    Are contests going to be UK only as usual?
     
  3. haighd2

    haighd2 New Member

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    im more stoked than these guys http://vimeo.com/17231339 about how rad this change of website name is.

    i can honestly say ive never heard of bit gamer, bitgamer or any other variation on the theme before.
     
  4. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Some will be, some won't be. This one isn't.
     
  5. Kiytan

    Kiytan Shiny

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    awesome, I look forward to more game related stuff (and hopefully winning something :p)
     
  6. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    If bit-tech aren't gonna do game reviews I'll have less to read. Thanks guys.
     
  7. frojoe

    frojoe New Member

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    Another vote for clicking the bit-gamer logo where the bit-tech one used to be, bringing you to bit-tech. The way I browse this site I click links on the bit-tech homepage and then click the logo in the upper left to go back to home. I don't hit back because I often click links in the articles and end up a few stories in. I think if you got to the gaming article from bit-tech, the logo should bring you to bit-tech, and if you got to it from the bit-gamer site, it should bring you to the bit-gamer site. just my 2 cents.

    Personally I don't see any benefit to splitting the games content from the rest of the site, but no harm either, so whatever you guys think is best. I do wish you would change that horrid red-orange color though. Good luck with the changes.

    -Joe-
     
  8. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    I understand that point, which is why, if (like me too) you usually click the logo to get to the bit-tech homepage, you can now just click 'bit-tech' immediately beneath it. It may take bit to get used to it, but it's a change of a few pixels only.
     
  9. mute1

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    Couldn't have said it better myself. I couldn't even force myself to finish Ocarina of Time.

    Out of interest, will 'bit-gamer' now be included at Metacritic?
     
  10. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    Launch competition meh. You needa lunch competition yeah. Bite-tech...om nom nom
     
  11. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Sorry to say this guys, but i detest twitter and everything it stands for, so i'll skip that for now. Let's just pretend it never happened.

    Also, as much as i like the many quick reviews you do of smaller releases, i sort of miss the bigger reviews of major releases where you analyse image quality, performance, game engine and technology.
     
  12. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    I'm with Xtrafresh on this one. Short reviews for small games are fine, but I miss the days of the Bioshock review coming in two five-page articles.

    I appreciate you don't want to do graphic card tests within games reviews, but could there be some sort of middle ground? Like testing just one card (your stock gaming card maybe) at a couple of resolutions, and then linking to an article that shows how that card stacks up against the others.

    I know certain games favour certain cards, but generally speaking it'd be useful to know if a game is a Crysis or a WoW.
     
  13. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Don't worry, we'll still do longer reviews where warranted. It was basically the case of old reviews from a few years ago having a mandatory page count of 5+, which was really silly and made reviews full of waffle and pretty pictures. Closer inspection revealed that, actually, people said they 'loved our depth', but at the same time very few people were actually reading the whole thing.

    Now, we let writers write as much as they want. If a game only needs one page, it only gets one page. If a game deserves a graphical analysis, it'll get a graphical analysis. Crysis 2 will get an indepth review, for example - though performance stats may be dealt with in a separate article.
     
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