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May 8th, 2013, 22:52
Originally Posted by jhwisner View Post
Not quite what they're talking about. They're talking about Maria selective about who they make an effort to get preview material in front of and go out of their way to entice to publish articles on the product. Nothing they're talking about has anything to do with blocking reviews from unfavorable outlets.
I understand there's a subtle difference and, in a way, I understand that a company like Larian - with limited resources and a strong bond with it's own products - would pre-select previewers. Still… such a strategy could lead to a game being hyped sky-high, only to have it crashing upon release because both gamers and review-sites become dissapointed. There can be a sort of regulating-mechanism to broad-range previews, I guess.
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