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Introducing The New Score System

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fakeN 14th April 2011, 11:08 Quote
1rd
Unknownsock 14th April 2011, 11:10 Quote
Atleast the award names are better than "Kick Ass"!

But I 100% agree on the grading system, never understood why other people don't use a percentage rather than 10/10 or 5/5 etc.
zulu9812 14th April 2011, 11:13 Quote
What constitutes "Design"?
Eggy 14th April 2011, 11:17 Quote
Extreme Ultra lol
Jaffo 14th April 2011, 11:23 Quote
7/10
SpAceman 14th April 2011, 11:32 Quote
I love it. Extreme Ultra from me.
Jamie 14th April 2011, 11:36 Quote
I can't wait to play an extreme ultra game.
Odini 14th April 2011, 11:37 Quote
Is it just me or does everyone now want a 'Scale of Awesomeness' to apply to every facet of life?
Lizard 14th April 2011, 11:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by zulu9812
What constitutes "Design"?

That depends on what is being reviewed. For a CPU cooler for instance it could cover things such as how easy it is to fit, the size, the noise, does it have a fan controller. Whereas for a headset it would cover things such as comfort and tone controls.
smc8788 14th April 2011, 11:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Eggy
Extreme Ultra lol

Yeah....I thought that too. It sounds like some bull**** marketing hyperbole that manufacturers would rather put on their boxes than the current 'Recommended' award TBH.

/takes off cynical hat
Tim S 14th April 2011, 11:40 Quote
I presume you'll be updating the score guide to detail the differences between a 79 and an 80? :)
FvD 14th April 2011, 11:47 Quote
'Extreme Ultra' seriously? Must be a belated April Fools' joke. At least i hope so.

Why not call it Enthusiast(s Choice) or some such.
Ljs 14th April 2011, 11:48 Quote
Speed : 10/100
Implementation : 90/100
Value : 100/100
Overall : 80/100

Ljs Approved : Super- Mega-Epic Award.
vdbswong 14th April 2011, 11:50 Quote
I assume "Extreme Ultra" is similar to CPC's "Crazy but Cool"?
r3loaded 14th April 2011, 11:51 Quote
I don't think "Extreme Ultra" is quite silly enough. The next time I read a review of something like the EVGA SR-2 or GTX 590, I want to see an "It's over 9000!!!!" award. :D
Bad_cancer 14th April 2011, 11:55 Quote
Urm, I don't usually comment on this kind of thing, but here goes:

I love the new scoring system. Its precise and simple to understand and I like the new badges....

BUT

Extreme ultra?....wouldn't Extreme suffice?

Edit: If you are going the silly route, I put forward a motion to rename "Extreme Ultra" the "Over 9000" award as stated by r3loaded.
Faunus 14th April 2011, 11:59 Quote
... but is it Extreme Ultra B3, or will we need to swap it out?
sotu1 14th April 2011, 12:00 Quote
Generally approve of all of this...I think it's about time we changed the review system! And happy for this to go inline with CPC.

But really, EXTREME ULTRA!1!!ONEONE!lolgasm!! for a game isn't neccessary at all...In fact I've never heard anyone refer to a game as extreme ultra....come to think of it, i've not heard that for a PC component either...

Scrap the ultra, please! It's borderline childish!
CardJoe 14th April 2011, 12:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bad_cancer
Urm, I don't usually comment on this kind of thing, but here goes:

I love the new scoring system. Its precise and simple to understand and I like the new badges....

BUT

Extreme ultra?....wouldn't Extreme suffice?

Extreme Ultra is a bit of an office in-joke - and something we felt was suitably hyperbolic to express the semi-seriousness of that award. It's essentially the same as Crazy but Cool, yes.
Paradigm Shifter 14th April 2011, 12:05 Quote
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Scoring out of 100 also has the added advantage of being the most easily understood scoring scale, as we all use percentages on a daily basis.
And yet many utterly fail to comprehend the basic idea that you can't go over 100%. *sigh*

If it helps differentiate the products you review better, that is a good thing.
John_T 14th April 2011, 12:13 Quote
Should've called it the "Goes up to 11" award. :)
enikmaster 14th April 2011, 12:17 Quote
just a little design comment. in the breakdow, do you really need to put the "%" symbol? do you really think people wouldn't understand if it lacks that? besides, it would be much more cleaner if it isn't there.

oh, and the "Extreme Ultra" could be renamed to "Chuck Norris Approved" or just "Chuck Norris". lol
Lizard 14th April 2011, 12:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by enikmaster
oh, and the "Extreme Ultra" could be renamed to "Chuck Norris Approved" or just "Chuck Norris". lol

That would be amusing. Unfortunately we'd have to pay Chuck Norris a shed load of royalties for using his name to endorse a product :(
MrGumby 14th April 2011, 12:25 Quote
Shouldnt it be xtreme? Well most manufacturers would have you believe that.
StoneyMahoney 14th April 2011, 12:29 Quote
Will you be adding an Unreal Tournament/Killer Instinct-style announcers voice sound effect whenever you give out an extreme ultra award?
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