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Bits Introducing The New Score System

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 14 Apr 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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    Atleast the award names are better than "Kick Ass"!

    But I 100% agree on the grading system, never understood why other people don't use a percentage rather than 10/10 or 5/5 etc.
     
  4. zulu9812

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    What constitutes "Design"?
     
  5. Eggy

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    Extreme Ultra lol
     
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    7/10
     
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    I love it. Extreme Ultra from me.
     
  8. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I can't wait to play an extreme ultra game.
     
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    Is it just me or does everyone now want a 'Scale of Awesomeness' to apply to every facet of life?
     
  10. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    That depends on what is being reviewed. For a CPU cooler for instance it could cover things such as how easy it is to fit, the size, the noise, does it have a fan controller. Whereas for a headset it would cover things such as comfort and tone controls.
     
  11. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    Yeah....I thought that too. It sounds like some bull**** marketing hyperbole that manufacturers would rather put on their boxes than the current 'Recommended' award TBH.

    /takes off cynical hat
     
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  12. Tim S

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    I presume you'll be updating the score guide to detail the differences between a 79 and an 80? :)
     
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    'Extreme Ultra' seriously? Must be a belated April Fools' joke. At least i hope so.

    Why not call it Enthusiast(s Choice) or some such.
     
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    Speed : 10/100
    Implementation : 90/100
    Value : 100/100
    Overall : 80/100

    Ljs Approved : Super- Mega-Epic Award.
     
  15. vdbswong

    vdbswong It's a Hedgehod

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    I assume "Extreme Ultra" is similar to CPC's "Crazy but Cool"?
     
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    I don't think "Extreme Ultra" is quite silly enough. The next time I read a review of something like the EVGA SR-2 or GTX 590, I want to see an "It's over 9000!!!!" award. :D
     
  17. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    Urm, I don't usually comment on this kind of thing, but here goes:

    I love the new scoring system. Its precise and simple to understand and I like the new badges....

    BUT

    Extreme ultra?....wouldn't Extreme suffice?

    Edit: If you are going the silly route, I put forward a motion to rename "Extreme Ultra" the "Over 9000" award as stated by r3loaded.
     
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    ... but is it Extreme Ultra B3, or will we need to swap it out?
     
  19. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    Generally approve of all of this...I think it's about time we changed the review system! And happy for this to go inline with CPC.

    But really, EXTREME ULTRA!1!!ONEONE!lolgasm!! for a game isn't neccessary at all...In fact I've never heard anyone refer to a game as extreme ultra....come to think of it, i've not heard that for a PC component either...

    Scrap the ultra, please! It's borderline childish!
     
  20. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Extreme Ultra is a bit of an office in-joke - and something we felt was suitably hyperbolic to express the semi-seriousness of that award. It's essentially the same as Crazy but Cool, yes.
     
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