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I stumbled across this review of Mario Galaxy last night on Variety. It's pretty blatantly obvious that they're bashing the game because of Sony sponsorship. I don't mean in a subtle way, I mean blantant advertising while bashing Galaxy. An example of the review:

"Fans may claim that the graphics are good “for the Wii,” but that argument quickly grows tired. There’s clever art design on many of the planets Mario visits, but given the vastly superior quality of the graphics in a game like “Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction,” currently available for the PS3, “Galaxy” looks old fashioned and lifeless."

 Needless to say it's a pretty funny review,  so I sent it to Joystiq and Kotaku so they could enjoy the laughs, too.

So I go back to Joystiq this morning and the article is up! 

http://www.joystiq.com/2007/11/14/variety-says-mario-galaxy-shows-wiis-weaknesses/

Only problem?

They linked to this version of the article:

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117935396.html?categoryid=1023&cs=1

And I sent them this version of the article (notice "Sponsored by Sony" near the top)

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117935396.html?categoryid=1269&cs=1

Maybe joystiq loves flamebait instead of actual comedy news?



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Hah, I actually found that review earlier this morning and thought "biased much?", but I totally missed the "Sponsored by Sony" tag. Now it all makes sense.



The sponsored of sony is funny. I only got a chance to play the demo and it was ok. Can't wait to really play this thanksgiving at my cousins house.



sposnsored by sony lol



Mario is vulnerable to Ratchet & Clank?

hahahahahahahaha



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We can all laugh at Variety when Galaxy wins GOTY.



 

 

I can't see Mario's nosehairs! Wii graphix SUC

.../sarcasm



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HA HA HA Ha Ha ha he he he... he... heh

mmhmm surrrre what a funny guy.



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cAPSLOCK said:

I stumbled across this review of Mario Galaxy last night on Variety. It's pretty blatantly obvious that they're bashing the game because of Sony sponsorship. I don't mean in a subtle way, I mean blantant advertising while bashing Galaxy. An example of the review:

"Fans may claim that the graphics are good “for the Wii,” but that argument quickly grows tired. There’s clever art design on many of the planets Mario visits, but given the vastly superior quality of the graphics in a game like “Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction,” currently available for the PS3, “Galaxy” looks old fashioned and lifeless."

 Needless to say it's a pretty funny review,  so I sent it to Joystiq and Kotaku so they could enjoy the laughs, too.

So I go back to Joystiq this morning and the article is up! 

http://www.joystiq.com/2007/11/14/variety-says-mario-galaxy-shows-wiis-weaknesses/

Only problem?

They linked to this version of the article:

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117935396.html?categoryid=1023&cs=1

And I sent them this version of the article (notice "Sponsored by Sony" near the top)

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117935396.html?categoryid=1269&cs=1

Maybe joystiq loves flamebait instead of actual comedy news?


I've looked at Ben Fritz's other reviews and they seem to point out flaws in other games as well and from the ones I've played they seem to be pretty spot on.  He also seems to be a well respected journalist.  So what exactly are you claiming?  That he is being paid off by Sony?  Do you have any proof of this or are you just basically trying to defame the guy and Variety as well?  My guess for the reason why Joystiq didn't go with your claim is because they likely didn't want to be on the receiving end of a lawsuit.  Somehow I doubt you would be there with proof to help defend them or to pay their legal fees.



Uh...pointing out a reviewer's fanboyism can't get you a lawsuit.



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