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Wow, Nvidia have banned Hardware Unboxed from receiving review samples...

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Richdog, 11 Dec 2020.

  1. EastCoastHandle

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    https://adoredtv.com/the-way-its-me...-reviewers-who-stray-away-from-the-narrative/

    It cannot get any more toxic then this though. And some will now understand why some are cheering nvidia on and claiming they will continue to buy their products. They, imo, thrive off the drama and toxicity that nvidia brings to the market. Which is by all accounts morbid and myopic.
     
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  2. Locky

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    I remember AMD shafting Tech of Tomorrow too..
     
  3. nvidiamd

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    Oh come on...it is not like they have 4-5 choices and a lot of people are supporting the biggest villain.
    There are two choices and if you like to play some particular games, there is only one choice atm. And the other villain does such a great job that you can't find his cards anywhere to buy them at a decent price.

    Ok Nvidia is bad, worse than AMD by far, but enough is enough!
     
  4. Kamakazie!

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    How will you know which performs best if reviewers only get test cards for favourable reviews?
    It's important that reviews are varied and uninfluenced by the manufacturers.
     
  5. EastCoastHandle

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    Content creators around the globe appear to be uniting on this one. No level defense that will help nvidia actions this time around. That includes but not limited to:
    -Blaming AMD
    -How much 3000 series have sold
    -How much one like RTX
    -How slow some think the 6000 series is
    -what you believe AMD did in the past
    -How much you hate AMD
    -How toxic you are that loves Nvidia for doing it
    -How much faster you think the 3000 series is
    -Etc
    Which is all ROFL as it's not about you.
    :D
     
  6. McGraw

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    If you don’t trust reviews and you can’t wait for real world anecdotal evidence to become available then you keep buying cards and sending them back if they don’t fit...just like my missus does with clothes in lockdown now there’s no changing rooms.
     
  7. nvidiamd

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  8. Gerard

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  9. EastCoastHandle

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  10. Dave85

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    I honestly hope the apology is a good one and written by the PR numpty that sent the original email :D
     
  11. EastCoastHandle

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    I like to know if the crow is tender or undercooked :confused:
     
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  12. Gerard

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    I'd like to know what you were smoking before typing that. :p
     
  13. Zernath

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  14. Marc250

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    Sounds like they have accepted their mistake, good. The community/rivalry that has come out of this is disappointing to see.
     
  15. RavenXXX2

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    Nvidia more uturns than the bojo.
     
  16. Smiffy-UK

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    I was about to say that but use UK Gov't instead of bojo, Plze get oot me ed! :D
     
  17. Chuk_Chuk

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  18. sideways14a

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    Disgusting, Nvidia staff should be hung out to dry.


    Filth
     
  19. EastCoastHandle

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    I hope that HU post the email. As I am very curious as to what was said exactly.
    Was it boiler plate response?
    Was it crafted in a way that comes off as personal?
    Or was it about their most recent review of RTX in CB2077?
     
  20. Hotwired

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    HEH :D

    It was cringeworthy from the very start to see a company in such a good position punishing a reviewer for not sucking them off enough about raytracing.

    At least now Nvidia can be downgraded from "literally hitler" to normal corporate evil again ;)