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
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