Sessler’s Soapbox Breaks Down the MGS4 Reviewing Hullabaloo

Leave it to Adam Sessler to break down the main points surrounding the recent controversy stemming from Metal Gear Solid 4′s reviews. You’ve probably heard how Konami placed restrictions on what could be mentioned in official reviews of the game, particularly in regards to the length of the game’s cut scenes and install time. In this week’s Sessler’s Soapbox, he basically explains just what the big flippin’ deal is and why this sort of practice really only makes everyone uncomfortable. He probably should’ve also pointed out that these non-disclosure agreements are legally binding, so reviewers can’t simply ignore the publisher’s requests (that was my initial reaction until I thought about).

Via G4TV

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2 Comments on Sessler’s Soapbox Breaks Down the MGS4 Reviewing Hullabaloo


On June 5, 2008 at 12:03 pm

Legally binding, but it’s still a move.

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On June 6, 2008 at 4:32 am

The funny thing is that there’s so much media covering this controversy that everyone knows about the cut-scenes and installation size, which we aren’t supposed to know about it…. oh the irony.