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Vote for your Game of the Year

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Mentai 10th December 2008, 15:12 Quote
Bit annoying to jump through the registration process instead of just being able to use the forum login. I visit this site multiple times per day, so I don't need you to fill my inbox :P
Still, made my votes, now to unsubscribe =/
I hope you guys are going to give your opinion as well, although it'll be interesting to see what the bit tech reader base values.
steveo_mcg 10th December 2008, 15:16 Quote
Its just occurred to me that between DRM, playing old games (kotor) and playing TF2 (an awful lot) i've only bought two games this year, Audiosurf and l4d and only played about 6. Piracy isn't killing the games industry Valve is :D
M4RTIN 10th December 2008, 15:23 Quote
i cant even choose 3, the only 2 on there i play regularly are gta4 and GRID, i wouldnt vote for gta as im really bored of it now so that leaves on game off that list lol. still really into COD4 and forza2 online and also DIRT
samkiller42 10th December 2008, 15:26 Quote
Casted my vote, and was already subscribed to the newsletter.

Sam
Mankz 10th December 2008, 15:29 Quote
Entered.

GO AUDIOSURF!
Dizman 10th December 2008, 15:42 Quote
I'm kind of annoyed that I have to register for the newsletter to vote. I come here every day and subscribe to two of your rss feeds, I don't need the newsletter. I'm used to **** like that from a lot of other sites, but I never would have guessed you guys.
stoff3r 10th December 2008, 15:44 Quote
I don't like newsletters so thats to bad. Ihaven't played so many of these games anyway so it wouldn't be right for me to vote. but fallout 3 was one for sure. red alert 3 was good too but no friends play it :(, and Grid had a boring campain :( it was a difficult list!
Xtrafresh 10th December 2008, 15:45 Quote
Should we be logged in to Rockstar Social Club to be able to vote? :(

Not wanting to be nagging here, but it really feels similar. Why susbscribe to a newsletter to cast a vote, especially if i already have a site account? :?

Anyway, more on topic, i voted WOG, FO3 and ME, as those are the games that kept me busy the most. Well, apart from GTA IV, but i refuse to vote on that.
Redbeaver 10th December 2008, 15:49 Quote
ill vote only Lord Of The Ring Online: Moria expansion...
teamtd11 10th December 2008, 15:58 Quote
I shall have to skip this. I have a browser window for bit, I signed up for the newsletter before but found it was no use to me.
djDEATH 10th December 2008, 16:03 Quote
GTAIV, GRID, and i havent decided on the other yet. also agree with the DRM issue raised above (lol)

i visit every day, and like others above, receive RSS feeds for the main site and the hardware columns, no need for additional emails.
mrb_no1 10th December 2008, 16:04 Quote
i voted but none of those games once completed have i returned to, command and conquer i didnt even finish, i think its been a poor year for games.
Baz 10th December 2008, 16:06 Quote
1. Sign up for newsletter and get site account

2. Activate account and vote for my games of the year

3. sign into my account and remove newsletter sending

4.?????

5. PROFIT!
Demon Cleaner 10th December 2008, 16:06 Quote
Hmmm, more than a bit annoying to register. Sorry, but I gave a different email, and I'd rarely give my exact DOB over the internet. Why do you need it?

Anyways... I also haven't played more than 2 of the games properly on the PC. Only one I could really vote for was World Of Goo, but that was far from perfect. As for the console, it has to be Braid for me. Absolutely fantastic game.
Yemerich 10th December 2008, 16:13 Quote
L4D, Mass Effect and The Witcher. I feel it's not fair because i didn't played all the ones i want. I am yet to try before buy (aka Torrent) GTA4. If it runs smoothly in my rig, i'll buy. Even if its not that great, but just to support the series. "IF" it runs smoothly...

RA3 and Crysis Warhead are total fail IMO. Spore is a half way there (too repetitive). Below those three mentioned above would be FO3, Far Cry 2 and DMC4.

I wish to play Dead Space and World of Goo anytime soon.
Thats it :D

EDIT: Something in steve_mcg's avatar tells me he did vote in L4D too....
LeMaltor 10th December 2008, 16:17 Quote
I cba to sign up but I would vote for L4D.
StephenK 10th December 2008, 16:42 Quote
Oh my goodness. I havent played a single one of those games. I'm ashamed of myself :(
kenco_uk 10th December 2008, 16:45 Quote
The newsletter is 1 weekly email. It's hardly armageddon, is it? Sheesh

Entered.. :)
Xtrafresh 10th December 2008, 16:47 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baz
1. Sign up for newsletter and get site account

2. Activate account and vote for my games of the year

3. sign into my account and remove newsletter sending

4.?????

5. PROFIT!
So how about:

1. vote for my games of the year

2.?????

3. PROFIT!


Hint: I (and other people that posted above me) wouldn't mind half as much if there would be an actual point to step 1, 2a, and 3. It looks like a simple marketing push at the moment. If it is, fine, but where is that fabled Bit-Tech honousty?

[EDIT]: some elaboration to keep the discussion proper:
Also agreed on the fact that receiving BT-newsletters is no big deal, nor is turning them off. However, i keep being pestered bith "no big deals" the last half year in increasing amounts, and almost always i keep being reassured how small of a deal it really is and that my data will be used with discretion and that there will be no impact on my user experience at all, but NEVER EVER is the one real question being answered: Why? What's in it for me? If the deal for me is that it helps keep BT profitable, great! It just irritates me to no end that i'm being coerced into "small effort" after "only takes 5 minutes" without an honoust justification.

You guys set high standards up untill now, so the expectations are likewise.
Tim S 10th December 2008, 16:52 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenco_uk
The newsletter is 1 weekly email. It's hardly armageddon, is it? Sheesh

Entered.. :)

And you can opt out of it after the sign up...
Silver51 10th December 2008, 16:54 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeMaltor
I cba to sign up but I would vote for L4D.

Same here. Sign up for a newsletter only to unsubscribe straight away?
Cupboard 10th December 2008, 16:55 Quote
Once I had spent my two minutes signing up and unsubscribing from the email (it really isn't hard, just a bit irritating) I voted for the only three I have played, RA3, Mass Effect (which I though came out last year :?) and Far Cry 2
CardJoe 10th December 2008, 16:58 Quote
If we actually did anything with the information, you might have a point. As it is you're just making assumptions. The simple fact is that last year when we did a reader vote of this size (MOTY) people exploited how lenient we were with the requirements. People cheated, basically.

Now, we have a happy medium and the best of both worlds. We lengthen the sign-up process a bit and try to make you verify your validity, but the process takes all of two seconds and doesn't hassle you if you don't want it to.

We explicitly say we don't spam, sell your info or do anything with it at all other than use it to send you a single weekly newsletter - if you want.

I honestly find it baffling that you guys would make such a big deal out of it that you'd come here and whinge when you could easily just put in a hotmail address and DOB and say "Don't send me the newsletter"

There's no hidden agenda here, just needless paranoia.
Tim S 10th December 2008, 16:59 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xtrafresh
Hint: I (and other people that posted above me) wouldn't mind half as much if there would be an actual point to step 1, 2a, and 3. It looks like a simple marketing push at the moment. If it is, fine, but where is that fabled Bit-Tech honousty?

You wouldn't believe the amount of false entries we had to weed out of the Mod of the Year competition last year (read: tens of thousands) because they were either fake or fraudulent (hundreds upon hundreds of votes from one IP, fake email addresses, etc) - and very obviously so - because there basically weren't any requirements to vote. This is our way to minimise gaming of the system.

Yes, we realise that you can sign up many times over if you fancy spending the time signing up for free email addresses, but all we're trying to do is make the result reflect the actual consensus of the readers. A lot of people don't want to sign up to the forum, but may want to receive our newsletter... for those that don't want to receive it, you simply opt out after the sign up - and that still gives you the chance to vote in future polls like this.
Hamish 10th December 2008, 16:59 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baz
1. Sign up for newsletter and get site account

2. Activate account and vote for my games of the year

3. sign into my account and remove newsletter sending

4.?????

5. PROFIT!

more like
1. sign up with spam account
2. vote
3. forget about it
4. ???????
5. profit!

i dont even see where you can login on the site, what does a site account enable anyway :p
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