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Plusnet not mentioned

Jessica
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Posts: 254
Registered: 11-02-2008

Plusnet not mentioned

Plusnet not mentioned..
I’ve just been reading a magazine called ‘Total PC Gaming’ - Issue 8.  On page 85 there’s a directory of ISPs that are recommended by the magazine for online gaming.  Why isn’t Plusnet mentioned?
I can’t believe that Pipex and Tiscali are mentioned and Plusnet has been omitted.  If you’re an ex-Pipex or Tiscali customer you’ll know how funny that is.
Do these companies have to pay the magazine to get a mention?
I just thought it was odd…

Jessica

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IanM
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Posts: 38
Registered: 18-05-2008

Re: Plusnet not mentioned

I worked in games development for quite a few years and quite honestly I would take most reviews & recommendations with a pinch of salt. There is a certain amount of horse trading that gets tied in with advertising & exclusives - don't take that to mean there is a widespread deception going on, magazines aren't likely to be blatently lying in public! but it's always worth checking a variety of sources for recommendations, ideally by looking at different publishers magazines, websites & independent user experiences on forums.
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Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: Plusnet not mentioned

I read Retro Gamer, and it is interesting to read what went on with games magazines back in the 8/16 bit era.
For example companies pulling advertising if their game didn't get a good review.
Somehow, I suspect it still goes on now. Roll eyes
geewizz
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Posts: 1,125
Registered: 01-08-2007

Re: Plusnet not mentioned

It still goes on but they will deny it if you ask them
... even if you use torture.