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Carlo
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They won't be earning clicks off me for a long, long time.

'news' my arse. Shit stirring for clicks.
#1 at 23:28:19 - 13/10/2008
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You referring to a specific article or just in general?
#2 at 23:30:16 - 13/10/2008
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/slowly backs out of thread
#3 at 23:32:10 - 13/10/2008
NewYork
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Are we going to war?
#4 at 23:33:50 - 13/10/2008
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Morris has angered Carlo!

/looks

I must be missing something... not that that's unusual.
#5 at 23:39:59 - 13/10/2008
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It's the LBP hands-on grumpy morriss made, isn't it. :)
#6 at 23:43:13 - 13/10/2008
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Huh? Someone writes some not 100% positive impressions of the LBP beta and the whole VG247 site is crap now?

I can't say I disagree with the comments that Mike made - the user creation tool *isn't* easy (look at Spore or the Google 3d toolset for genuine ease of use) and the platforming is dodgy, plus the online content, at least in the beta phase, is 99% crap with no way to focus on the good.

Don't dismiss all the good work Pat's put in just because you disagree with one of the freelancers
#7 at 23:44:21 - 13/10/2008
Carlo
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Micro_Explosion said:You referring to a specific article or just in general?
I'd link to it, but it would increase their google score.

I'd tell you what it was, but you'd go there and read it, so they'll get another click and it will prove that this kind of baiting works.

Getting someone to review something they'd openly hated from the start (and that dislike extends to the platform it's delivered on), and even then, just a beta release, is not responsible jouralism. It's just trolling for clicks, and seems to be the latest fashion for some who are more interested in selling impressions to advertisers, than actually supplying responsible reportagé.
#8 at 23:47:27 - 13/10/2008
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Aah, found it now.

Look how many clicks you generated with this thread!!

This is reverse-psychology stealth marketing.
#9 at 23:49:49 - 13/10/2008
Carlo
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Rhythm said:Don't dismiss all the good work Pat's put in just because you disagree with one of the freelancers
Why shouldn't I?
#10 at 23:50:06 - 13/10/2008
NewYork
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Is it this? The thing we aren't linking to? It's this, isn't it? The one wot starts, "we quite like LittleBigPlanet. Well, what we’ve seen of it so far, anyway"?
#11 at 23:51:46 - 13/10/2008
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It's the one that starts:

"Found out what we thought of it after the break."

I wish Mike would edit that line.

:P
#12 at 23:57:02 - 13/10/2008
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HairyArse said:It's the one that starts:

"Found out what we thought of it after the break."

I wish Mike would edit that line.

:P


You can't keep a good Content Manager down :p

This Morriss bloke seems to have rubbed a lot of people up the wrong way. Not 100% sure I can see why...
#13 at 00:00:28 - 14/10/2008
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He made a few comments that seemed to be more like trolling than anything else on EG.
#14 at 00:02:57 - 14/10/2008
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Quotes plz
#15 at 00:05:21 - 14/10/2008
Syrok
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The comments in here for instance.

There are some more examples, maybe even better ones. To be fair he has been rather annoying lately.
#16 at 00:09:46 - 14/10/2008
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My eyes bled trying to read that page. Who on earth thought that was good page design?

It's like they got a graphics designer in from College on work experience and let him loose with every graphic and font colour they had.
#17 at 00:12:57 - 14/10/2008
Carlo
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Don't think he'd already decided he didn't like it from the start?

Look at his very first comment(s) on the EG thread he made. He's not even played it and he'd already dismissed it. Every other comment he's made was either open trolling, or just practice for trolling. That's fine if you're just another forum poster. But if you're trying to be some kind of journalist type, you have to develop your integrity or you're just another douch-bag looking for controversy to help sell papers.

Maybe that's his aspiration?

So all that leaves is why would Pat have him do the write-up?
#18 at 00:13:04 - 14/10/2008
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HairyArse said:It's the one that starts:

"Found out what we thought of it after the break."

I wish Mike would edit that line.

:P


Stopped reading after that. A fucking nutless monkey could do better than that.

A nutless monkey.
#19 at 00:13:43 - 14/10/2008
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Morriss can be a cunt, and often talks a pile of shite, but I think he's a good guy and I like most of his VG247 stuff.

No chance I'm reading LBP impressions from him though. :)
#20 at 00:45:02 - 14/10/2008
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I hear morriss doesn't like LittleBigPlanet. Is he evil?
#21 at 00:59:49 - 14/10/2008
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He has no heart, that much is clear.
#22 at 01:02:56 - 14/10/2008
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morriss can't walk past a playground without feeling the urge to kill.
#23 at 01:04:06 - 14/10/2008
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NewYork said:morriss can't walk past a playground without feeling the urge to kill.


Oh. I didn't realise he was a teacher.
#24 at 01:09:45 - 14/10/2008
Syrok
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See. No soul whatsoever. :)

#25 at 01:24:59 - 14/10/2008
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Aww, they have a huge LBP thread over at EG :(

Wish I could pimp my When Sackboys Fly vid, there.

/loves basking in praise
#26 at 01:41:27 - 14/10/2008
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This is how I've ended up picturing Morris.

He isn't always particularly honest let alone objective and does tend to take too much pleasure in trolling non Xbox topics. The sad thing is that on EG he has quite a rar-rar fan club that help him destroy threads by deliberately winding people up.

Somehow he has become a characture of himself, especially when compared to the past when he used to be well worth listening to.
#27 at 08:34:20 - 14/10/2008
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NewYork said:Is it this? The thing we aren't linking to? It's this, isn't it? The one wot starts, "we quite like LittleBigPlanet. Well, what we’ve seen of it so far, anyway"?
That seemed a pretty reasonable write up to me. As did the EG review.
#28 at 09:20:11 - 14/10/2008
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Syrok said:The comments in here for instance.

There are some more examples, maybe even better ones. To be fair he has been rather annoying lately.


His loooong explanation of why he thinks its not going to be the best thing ever rings true to me :)
#29 at 09:23:34 - 14/10/2008
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It's also pretty much what I've been saying for ages; that I seriously doubt it'll be the runaway seller Sony are painting it as.
#30 at 10:27:45 - 14/10/2008

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