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Replicant said:
RolStoppable said:
Only ten games of the top 50 are Nintendo games. Zelda x6, Mario x3 and Metroid.

Based on these stats it's clear that hardly any Nintendo fans bothered with this magazine anymore.

You need to get off VGChartz and out in the real world once in awhile.

You'll see that opinions are more varied than in this Nintendo hivemind.

What do you recommend? N4G?



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RolStoppable said:
Replicant said:

You need to get off VGChartz and out in the real world once in awhile.

You'll see that opinions are more varied than in this Nintendo hivemind.

What do you recommend? N4G?

I wouldn't call N4G "real world" either, no.



Replicant said:
RolStoppable said:

What do you recommend? N4G?

I wouldn't call N4G "real world" either, no.

But you would call Game Informer the real world?



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Shipments

RolStoppable said:
Replicant said:

I wouldn't call N4G "real world" either, no.

But you would call Game Informer the real world?

Let me rephrase: "You need to meet other people than die-hard Nintendo fans if you wish to understand why top 50 isn't solely Nintendo games".



Replicant said:

Let me rephrase: "You need to meet other people than die-hard Nintendo fans if you wish to understand why top 50 isn't solely Nintendo games".

Uh-huh... that's a statement based on a false premise.

For one, I don't have a problem with a top 50 not exclusively consisting of Nintendo games, and two, not even a collective of die-hard Nintendo fans would have a Nintendo-exclusive top 50.

The reason why the Game Informer list isn't good is that it skews too heavily to recent PS and Xbox games. It swaps the overrepresentation of Nintendo games on the VGC list for underrepresentation of Nintendo games.

By the way, last year we managed to figure out why the VGC lists have been so Nintendo-heavy. It's because the hosts had been using a points system to skew the results in favor of Nintendo games. So the main culprit for the results were actually not PS and Xbox fans prefering to complain about the results instead of participating in the event; sure, those people remain a factor, but most of the blame has to be put on the rigged points system.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Shipments

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RolStoppable said:
Replicant said:

Let me rephrase: "You need to meet other people than die-hard Nintendo fans if you wish to understand why top 50 isn't solely Nintendo games".

Uh-huh... that's a statement based on a false premise.

For one, I don't have a problem with a top 50 not exclusively consisting of Nintendo games, and two, not even a collective of die-hard Nintendo fans would have a Nintendo-exclusive top 50.

The reason why the Game Informer list isn't good is that it skews too heavily to recent PS and Xbox games. It swaps the overrepresentation of Nintendo games on the VGC list for underrepresentation of Nintendo games.

By the way, last year we managed to figure out why the VGC lists have been so Nintendo-heavy. It's because the hosts had been using a points system to skew the results in favor of Nintendo games. So the main culprit for the results were actually not PS and Xbox fans prefering to complain about the results instead of participating in the event; sure, those people remain a factor, but most of the blame has to be put on the rigged points system.

Ok.



The_Liquid_Laser said:

42 out of the top 50 are from the 21st century. Not a great list when it's called the "games of all time".  :-/

I like our list better.  Sure we may have a bias towards Nintendo games, but at least Nintendo games from every generation are represented.

A lot of stuff from before then didn't age too well. Especially not games from the first 3D consoles. I have all my old games from that era, and once you go back to play them today the rose colored glasses come off. I would recommend 9 NES games, 10 SNES games, 10 Genesis Games, 10 N64 games, and 11 PS1 games to the modern gamer. Lots of other stuff from that era is good, but totally skippable IMO. 

Last edited by Cerebralbore101 - on 08 January 2020

*Witcher 3 and The Last of Us are above Ocarina of Time* Booooo!!



CaptainExplosion said:
*Witcher 3 and The Last of Us are above Ocarina of Time* Booooo!!

See, now that's something to be legitimately upset about, unlike superficial things like death because of the imminent World War III.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Shipments

By the way LoD is only placed at 111 because then it can be number 1 in every possible digit.