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Old Nov 24, 2003, 04:54 AM   #1
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Default Can someone brief me on EDGE?

Well i just heard from my friend that the original EDGE staff has all quitted due to some issues with the higher management. For me this is shitty news, since that is the only gaming magazine i actually like.

So anyone got any actual information on the EDGE situation?

Note: EDGE is a brittish gaming magazine (some pc)
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 05:14 AM   #2
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No information but that really sucks. Edge is pretty much the industry no.1 mag
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 07:32 AM   #3
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Yeah I love EDGE too. Only problem is these days news from mags is always a month late and i tend to buy less off them and instead im subscribed to IGN. I do still buy mags just not that often anymore.
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 08:23 AM   #4
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All apart from one quit because future publishing (or at least someone high up) wanted to make it a "mainstream" magazine, ie score everything much higher, and so on. However, if you actually look at it, they are far from being good at scoring games if you look at them overall.

Edit: here's a reasonably good example, however there are many better examples that I could show you if I still had all my edge magazines
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Originally posted by Speevy @ Teamxbox.com
Well as far as I can tell, they give 5 or 6 out of 10 to anything which isn't phenomenal. There is no distinction between "Just good but flawed.", "Mediocre.", and "Just plain crap."


Examples(Edge 125)

Enter The Matrix (multi) - 3/10
Brute Force (XB)- 5/10
PlanetSide (PC) - 8/10
Rise of Nations (PC) - 7/10
IndyCar Series (multi) - 8/10
Lost Kingdoms II (GC) - 4/10
RTCW: Tides of War (XB) - 6/10
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA) - 7/10
Wakeboarding Unleashed (multi) - 5/10
Crazy Taxi: Catch a Ride (GBA) - 2/10
Lufia: The Ruins of Lore (GBA) - 7/10
MotoGP3 (PS2) - 6/10
Speed Kings (PS2) - 6/10
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs (PS2) - 5/10
Midnight Club 2 (multi) - 5/10


So are RTCW and Midnight Club 2 equally average? Is Midnight Club 2 no better than Brute Force? Inconsistencies.

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Old Nov 24, 2003, 08:48 AM   #5
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Originally posted by andrewfee
All apart from one quit because future publishing (or at least someone high up) wanted to make it a "mainstream" magazine, ie score everything much higher, and so on. However, if you actually look at it, they are far from being good at scoring games if you look at them overall.

Edit: here's a reasonably good example, however there are many better examples that I could show you if I still had all my edge magazines
I don't see any of the games there that deserve higher scores...

That is what I like about them, they aren't full of **** like most magazines that just seem to give a score to a game because of the hype/history rather than the game its-self.

It's a big shame this is happening to edge.
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I don't see any of the games there that deserve higher scores...

That is what I like about them, they aren't full of **** like most magazines that just seem to give a score to a game because of the hype/history rather than the game its-self.

It's a big shame this is happening to edge.
I'm not saying that any of them deserve higher scores, I'm saying that edge gives most games a 5 or 6 if there's nothing special about them, but the games themselves are not comparable eg Socom, Brute Force, and Wake Boarding unleashed got the same score, but they are clearly not as good as each other/deserving of the same score.
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Old Nov 25, 2003, 11:11 AM   #7
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The original staff of Edge left a long time ago, the mag's been going 10 years and they have a natural turnover of staff like any other publication.

And comparing 2 scores from 2 different games is a real dumb argument for calling a mag's scoring system inconsistant. You could do the same with any mag out there.
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