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Introducing The New Score System

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l3v1ck 14th April 2011, 13:48 Quote
I like that you're going to show a breakdown of the scores.
However, I think "Crazy But Cool" sounds much better than "Extreme Ultra"
Xtrafresh 14th April 2011, 13:55 Quote
How on earth is that thing NOT named the Cheesecake Award?
tripwired 14th April 2011, 13:56 Quote
Love the new scoring system, a sensible evolution of the existing one - thanks guys!

However... sorry but I really don't like the new awards, they don't really have any meaning to me. Extreme Ultra...? What does that even mean...? It may make sense to you guys in the office, but I can't say I've ever seen it used on the site. It also comes across as overly immature.

bit-tech has established a reputable name and if you see somewhere advertising a product with the bit-tech 'Recommended' badge against it, that clearly makes sense. Will 'Extreme Ultra' have the same immediate recognition for people? I think not.

Premium Grade and Professional make sense for say, hardware reviews, but what does Premium Grade mean within bit-gamer?

Also, whilst I don't mind the design of the new awards, I don't like like the perspective used, it makes them hard to read.
impar 14th April 2011, 13:58 Quote
Greetings!

I find them too confusing. And the Speed, Design, Hardware and Value all have different scores?
Couldnt you just use Gamer, Hardcore and Extreme?
feathers 14th April 2011, 14:08 Quote
Where is the 'Disapproved' badge or the 'Extreme ultra disapproved'? It's as dumb as creating a social networking site and only giving people a "Like" option.

It's as dumb as creating a game and replacing the graphics options with "hardcore gamer" or "ultra hardcore extreme" or the lowly "gamer" setting. I mean what does it mean? It's meaningless.
Blademrk 14th April 2011, 14:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by StoneyMahoney
Killer Instinct-style announcers voice
I read the award title in that voice lol
SpAceman 14th April 2011, 14:16 Quote
I can see Extreme Ultra becoming a Bit-Tech community "in joke", a bit like "but can it run Crysis?" but more localised.

"But is it Extreme Ultra?"
"That mod is definitely Extreme Ultra."
"Both graphics cards are amazing, but which one is Extreme Ultra?"
3lusive 14th April 2011, 14:17 Quote
'Extreme Ultra' !? That sounds about as blackpool cheap as you could possibly get lol
l3v1ck 14th April 2011, 14:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by feathers
Where is the 'Disapproved' badge or the 'Extreme ultra disapproved'? It's as dumb as creating a social networking site and only giving people a "Like" option.
I did suggest a "Steaming Turd" award in the past. Strangely enough they didn't go for the idea. ;)
feathers 14th April 2011, 14:21 Quote
I guess they will rename this website Bit Tech Ultra or Bit Tech Extreme Ultra soon.
timmythemonkey 14th April 2011, 14:26 Quote
"Extreme Ultra" does not deserve to be given the "Approved" award.

Loose the "Ultra", please. While it may be an in-office joke, I have a feeling at the pit of my stomach that manufacturers and retailers will take it seriously.
aLtikal 14th April 2011, 14:35 Quote
Extrme Ultra.

It really sucks....Rethink this one because its a joke of a rating and im sure you dont want to give that impression about something thats actually Immense.

Go back to Bit tech Excellence or something.
SMIFFYDUDE 14th April 2011, 14:45 Quote
Extreme Ultra... to the Max!
TAG 14th April 2011, 14:55 Quote
I too find the "Extreme Ultra" absolutely ridiculous. You sometimes complain about manufacturers naming schemes but maybe you should give your own a little more thought as well.
This is just absurd.
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Originally Posted by aLtikal
Go back to Bit tech Excellence or something.
^^ This ^^

People get linked to bit-tech from external sites, would you rather they find a childish "Extreme Ultra" award or a more professional "Excellence" award ?
liratheal 14th April 2011, 15:02 Quote
I can't respect "Extreme Ultra" regardless of its origins.
WildThing 14th April 2011, 15:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by sotu1
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!

This is my opinion also.
Fod 14th April 2011, 15:08 Quote
I give this new scoring system 4 kebabs and three doner strips out of a possible 6 kebabs and 12 pints of beer. I dock three cans of coke and some soggy salad for not being arbitrary enough.
3lusive 14th April 2011, 15:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by TAG
I too find the "Extreme Ultra" absolutely ridiculous. You sometimes complain about manufacturers naming schemes but maybe you should give your own a little more thought as well.
This is just absurd.


^^ This ^^

People get linked to bit-tech from external sites, would you rather they find a childish "Extreme Ultra" award or a more professional "Excellence" award ?

Yea, any review which gave a product an 'extreme ultra' reward would just completely cheapen the whole experience of the review, and take away from the otherwise quality content. IMHO I think you should replace it with 'excellence' or something similar.

EDIT: Wow, I think I should of reread the article before commenting....turns out the award is fitting for the purposes they intended - ie for 'gloriously over the top products'!
kaiser 14th April 2011, 15:29 Quote
I second using an 'Its over 9000!!!' award

In all seriousness though, why not just unify the CPC and Bit-Tech awards scale? Good step in the right direction guys, keep up the good work!
nathanieltonge 14th April 2011, 15:39 Quote
Are different product catagories going to get different weighted ratings? I think the design of a case should be given more weight than the design of a hard drive for example which is pretty much static.
unclean 14th April 2011, 15:46 Quote
'Extreme Ultra'? Sigh.
l3v1ck 14th April 2011, 15:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by timmythemonkey
"Extreme Ultra" does not deserve to be given the "Approved" award.

Loose the "Ultra", please. While it may be an in-office joke, I have a feeling at the pit of my stomach that manufacturers and retailers will take it seriously.
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It does seem a bit ironic. Custom PC/Bit-Tech used to give Nvidia loads of stick about their naming systems (eg 6800GTX, 6800 Ultra etc), now there's using the same extended names themselves.
Doctor Hades 14th April 2011, 16:29 Quote
I've been a reader of CustomPC for years now but I always found it odd how a product can score 70% yet be described in the review as "average". I've seen it numerous times with graphics cards and motherboards. If the product is average then it doesn't matter if it is cheap or packed with features, it isn't something I would want want to have yet 70% gives the impression of a good but not amazing product, right? Hopefully this new scoring system will be less confusing and more reliable.
RGUK|Alex 14th April 2011, 16:40 Quote
Hey at least 'Extreme Ultra' sounds a little more dignified than 'Uber 1337 PWNZ0R'.
Kingsley813 14th April 2011, 16:43 Quote
Extreme Ultra? Funny that, because there's an Ultra Extreme award in Peggle. :D
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