Hey Tom, why don’t you reply to some of the comments on your Halo review page?
Because you realise that that page heralds the death of your essentially non existent video game journalism career?
Because you are afraid to go back to the article that killed what little credibility you had?
Or perhaps it is simply because you are simply a pathetic thief.
You have taken credit from where it was rightfully due and caused real people real trouble.
Amy, the review and the linked FAQ speak for themselves. Does it really disturb you that someone, somewhere doesn’t like a particular video game and has taken the time to express that opinion? If so, that’s no way to live!
An opinion is the property of that person and they can express that in any way they wish. But when that opinion is in place simply for the purpose of personal gain…then yes, it does disturb me. The immense selfishness that people are capable of is a disturbing thing.
Amy has a good point Tom. Have the balls to respond to your criticism.
What credit is he taking and what did he “steal?” I don’t recall Tom claiming that he developed Halo 4 himself.
Tom made no such claims, but he is rating a product much harsher than it deserves to be rated in order to “steal” undeserved attention. He “steals” better aggregate scores away from the game developers who earned a better score with their years of hard work, in an effort to gain page hits that would never exist otherwise.
To Tom – You are having a very negative impact on the years of effort that went into this game. Real people (the developers and their families) are impacted by your childish actions. Are your page hits worth it? Is five minutes of fame worth it? I expect a reply to this. And unless you are a total coward, you will reply.
Ha. This site is crap. It really says something when literally the only thing that is being talked about is how shit the site and its creator are.
I came here to see the “page hit desperate” review. And yeah, the site is really shit.
“we are the internets. we demand. we are important bla bla bla yada yada yada”
grow up please, you only need a glance at a comment thread to realize if it’s really worthy to actually engage in a constructive discussion. talking back to a mob is as useful as to talk to a brick wall.
tom, i think I’ve already said it before, but even as I don’t always agree with you, you sure are entertaining to read. keep up!
Oh the gods, the people at 343 industries won’t be able to feed their families despite Microsoft’s billion dollar investments into advertising! I assure you one negative review never killed anyone.
Perhaps you should grow up and acquire some grade 3 grammar and punctuation skills?
What criticism? The entire comments thread is filled with juvenile insults, blatant fanboy-pecking and sprinkled with a light dose of death threats. The irony is that trying to start a reasonable debate now would be null given that the review page has been officially given the metacritic hit squad that came and went.
I totally agree Jayden. Where is Tom in all of this? He causes a crap storm and then cowers away from the fallout.
Are you a stupid person in real life, or do you just play one behind the veil of internet anonymity?
Then he should start a new post where he further explains or at least tries to justify his review that so many people do not believe his is true opinion.
Count how many friends you really have.
To what end?
Indeed a good idea that he had already taken care of about eight months ago when he reviewed Journey: http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2012/03/24/the-official-journey-review-faq/
Of course you would know that had you at all bothered to read the addendum at the end of the review which was edited in (presumably) explicitly as a response to such fallout.
Never mind the fact that Mr. Chick owes no one absolutely anything, why would anyone take the time to respond to people who themselves never took the time to consider the whole situation and all its evidence? Your collective bitching deserves a response as much as Mr. Chick deserved such asinine and misplaced ire.
Dear Mr. Chick: You rock – don’t ever change!
Dear Internet: Grow up.
Fuck you Tom Chick you need a career change asp… you know nothing about gaming. A low score that would be believable would be a 2 but a 1? come on now?
Good Lord you Metacritic people. Go back to the Halo review thread and vent your spleens there, stop polluting the rest of Quartertothree. You are annoying.
FOR ONE YEAR FROM TODAY I WILL CRITICIZE THE HALO 4 REVIEW AND THIS WEBSITE IN EVERY ARTICLE POSTED ON THIS SITE. ENJOY TOM CHICK.
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–If it is half the game it should be, and it should be a good game, so like an 4 or 5 out of 5, then shouldn’t your score show it as a 2 or a 2.5? Math Skills. —
Tom, just take it down. Jackasses like this will ruin the site otherwise.
Better watch out if that guy starts kicking doors down.
Amy, let’s get down to brass tacks: if you were a mask in Hotline Miami, which one would you be?
To Tom: I have no problem with your Halo review. You can say what you want.
However, I will not keep coming to this website if there is going to be a never ending stream of crap from these idiots. Please Tom, as a longtime visitor to this site I do not want it ruined. I want to come to read your articles, not the crap. Just take down your Halo review and move on with the site as it was.
Get out of here. We are busy overwhelming this thread with Halo 4 review comments. By the way, your Halo 4 review was total crap.
That is lame. She just wants an answer. Man up and give her one.
He’ll be too busy playing Marvel.
Hey Tom, could you please review Hotline Miami?