News: Introducing Editor’s Choice awards and an update to our review format
In an effort to further increase the value of Armchair Arcade‘s reviews, we’re implementing two changes to our standard review format. The first change is an Editor’s Choice award, which will recognize the very best products in their category.
Editor’s Choice recipients won’t simply be typical five star or 10 out of 10 products, but will represent the very height of their product category for the calendar year. While it will be possible for similar products to receive an Editor’s Choice award in the same category in the same year, that would only happen if both offered a similarly outstanding combination of features and value. With all of that in mind, we anticipate relatively few Editor’s Choice awards being handed out in any calendar year.
One nice side effect of implementing an Editor’s Choice system is that we can do an end-of-year retrospective where we revisit these top products to help with holiday or other shopping needs, and of course provide an additional point of reference for the future.
The second change is a review postscript that will neatly summarize a product’s pluses and minuses. While we believe review scores and star systems are too often misunderstood and undermine the subtleties found in a full written review, having a simple reference for a product’s positives and negatives can in turn help enhance understanding.
We hope these two changes will further enhance your Armchair Arcade experience. As always, any questions, comments, or concerns, contact us through this Website, social media, email, or other portal of your choice.