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Monday, March 26 12:01 AM EST

Video Card Review Sets Page Record

By Brian Briggs

Charlotte, NC - A review of the MSI's StarForce-822 GeForce3 Card on TunakExtreme.com's site broke a record for "Most Pages in a Video Card Review" with 1,287 pages.    The previous record of 1,272 was held by SharkTech.com with their review of the GeForce2 Pro cards.

"Most of our readers are part of the MTV generation who like their news in tiny sound bites.  Now they can get their video card reviews in the same way," said Ross Alexander of TunakExtreme.com.   "Sure there may be only one or two words per page, but that gives the reader time to absorb the complex technical details that we cover."

In addition to only having a few words per page, the review also broke images up into 100x100 pixel blocks and created separate pages for each one.  Mr. Alexander said, "By breaking up the pictures into smaller pieces it forces our readers to use their imagination to bring these images together in their mind.  Some people say that making your readers think is bad, not us!"

Some readers complained about having to click through so many pages just for a single sentence. "I got through 476 pages and I'm like, man, this is going on forever.   I think the small amount of content per page certainly was 'extreme'."

Other readers disagreed.  Karl Kiminski who read the entire review said, "Those whiners are a bunch of losers. They are definitely not leet like me.  A review like this really tests if you are serious about your video cards or not.  Any idiot can read through a 1 or 2 page review, but you have to be a genius like me to click through over 1,200 pages."

"It's not surprising to see," said Emmit Sams of ExtremelyHardOverclockist.com, "all of the hardware sites have been devastated by the slow down in advertising revenue and they are resorting to anything to increase page views.  This borders on ridiculous."

It doesn't look like the trend is going to end anytime soon.  Sanjay Gupta of SharkTech.com said, "That record won't stand for long.  Our next review will only have one letter per page, and we're breaking up images pixel by pixel.  The review should be over 300,000 pages.  We'll show those guys over at TunakExtereme.com that they can't mess with us.  We're the kings of the multi-page reviews."

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