Maximum PC Reviews, by the Numbers

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SodaAnt

What about Half Life 2? It recieved an 11, so shouldn't it be on this list?

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MrMick

Ha! I knew someone would bring that up. 

I wasn't a part of the editorial staff at the time, but I think Half-Life's  "11"  verdict was an anomaly that's not likely--at least in my opinion--likely to be repeated. That's not to say I think the game was over-rated, just that the "11" score--again, in my personal opinion--was a little silly.

Not to belabor the point, but I'm speaking on my own behalf here and not for the entire Max PC team. 

Michael Brown, Reviews Editor

Twitter: brownieshq 

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cahedler

Just wondering, how many reviews have there been that only received a 1? I'd assume not very many, if at all.

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MrMick

I'm sure there's some product that earned a "1" verdict, but I couldn't find one in the limited time I had to dedicate to the search. Then again, Maximum PC has been around long enough that manufacturers know better than to send us absolutely terrible products to review. 

Michael Brown, Reviews Editor

Twitter: brownieshq 

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ddz49

AHA!!! Remember back in 2006, when there were a ton of powerline networking options, and almost none of them worked? You reviewed the Zyxel PL-100 in the October 2006 issue. You gave it a 1 and the "plus" was "Neither man nor computer was harmed during testing." and the "minus" was "Couldn't connect in many roos; pathetically slow when it worked." I actually didn't do a lot of digging for this. About half a year ago, my local library was giving away old magazines, so I took the entire pile of MaximumPC. I skimmed through every one of the reviews and only read seriously when there was a ridiculously high number like 9+ or a ridiculously low number below 3. Lo and behold, I found the Zyxel PL-100. Ironically, you gave the product right next to it a 9/Kick Ass, and it was a powerline product, too (Netgear HDX-B101). The staggering difference was that it actually worked.

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gendoikari1

I'm guessing a 1 would be some sort of Apple product... 

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monkeykid753

No- not an Apple product, but the producer of Apple products... STEVEN!

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