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|Gamer Article August 27, 2000|
My Darkest Day for Shareware
© 2001 by Joseph Delgado
Going through updating some links only to find Win Files and Soft Seek are gone! Sucked into the gapping mouths of C|Net and ZDNet. Wow, when are people going to stop these monopolists of the Internet? The funny thing is they offer the same PAD (Developer Generated) reviews as the little guy.
I thought they were big enough to write their own reviews. I see more PAD sites now and I'm paranoid to check each one against previously reviewed sites. I found my number one Five Star shareware site to be a PAD site, so I knocked it down to four stars and out of the number one spot.
Here's the problem for people who use these websites. Take a look at these three websites reviews of the same product, 3D Caveman Rocks.
I don't like the evil Monkey either! I have no problem against PAD to be used a bridge between developer and reviewer, but I have a problem when the PAD file is used as the review itself. If all the sites are the same then why bother going to other sites? (3/23/01)
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