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Cblogs of 9/23 to 9/29 + Reviewisms

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Have you ever asked yourself how YouTubers come up with their intros? Or why most of them can't seem to see how unnatural and lame their intros are? Well, I was just about to start another recap with "Hi, Salador here." Ugh. I didn't even realize I was doing it. I can feel myself edging closer to becoming a second-rate KSI. Dear God.

Anyway, hi guys, Salador here. For this week's -ism, SaiTatter's blog on review scores got me thinking: should we just get rid of scores altogether? I'm not sure the pros of scoring systems outweigh the cons. Review scores are great for helping to compare games and a lot of aspects of gaming can be numerically scored, but can the qualities of expressive media truly be quantified? Not only do scores lead to fanboy arguments and, at the extreme end, harassment (you don't even have to be negative to do this, as Jim Sterling proved, you just have to be less positive than some would like), but they also lead to people thinking of video game reviews in "objective" terms. And, I think it goes without saying that objective reviews are neither possible nor desirable. A reviewer's underlying bias will always influence their opinions so the only real choice is whether they acknowledge it or not.

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