Canard PC

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Canard PC
Editor Stéphane Hébert
Categories PC gaming magazine
Frequency bi-monthly
Publisher Presse Non Stop
First issue November 2003
Country France
Language French
Website canardpc.com

Canard PC is an independent magazine founded in France in 2003 devoted to PC gaming and published bi-monthly.[1][2]

Canard PC independence from the game companies is recognized in the French video gaming circles.[3][4][5][6] Canard PC also edit another magazine called Canard PC Hardware.[7]

Independent studies have shown that Canard PC review a lot of games not even mentioned by other magazines or websites specialized in video games, and has a strong dispersion of its notations.[8][9] Canard PC Managing editor, Ivan Gaudé, recognized in a video games critics panel on a French network that they did not like notations very much, but they felt they had to put them for their reviews because gamers wanted them.[6]

History[edit]

In July 2003, some editors left the publishing staff of the French gaming monthly Joystick after its acquisition by Future Publishing. They founded Canard PC in the following months.[1] The magazine is edited by Presse Non-Stop, a company owned at 75% by the editors themselves, specifically created for Canard PC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Canard PC". krinein.com. 2003-12-12. Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Canard PC : des résultats extrêmement positifs". Agence Française pour les Jeux Vidéos. 2006-12-26. Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Halo 3 : tous vendus sauf Canard PC ? (All are sold except Canard PC?)". gamepro.fr. 2007-11-05. Retrieved 2009-05-01. "Thanks Halo 3. Thanks for having revealed the true face of a whole slew of the video game press worldwide, the one who do not care what is good or bad about a game, but who prefer to praise the marketing plan while kneeling to what a gang of internet fanboys could say." 
  4. ^ "CanardPC conteste notre test du 28 ViewSonic : un peu de débat !". lesnumeriques.com. 2008-03-10. Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  5. ^ "Metacritic, l'autre agence de notation". gamekult.com. 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2012-01-29. "Dans leur numéro daté du 17 décembre dernier, nos confrères du bimensuel Canard PC s'en sont publiquement ému dans un dossier intitulé "Comment les éditeurs ont changé la donne", expliquant notamment s'être vu proposer une avant-première en échange d'une note positive. ." 
  6. ^ a b "Jeux vidéo : des sites sous pression". arretsurimages.net. 2012-12-02. Retrieved 2012-11-30. "Canard PC, le monsieur propre de la profession ? Cela n'a pas été facile de les inviter, ils n'avaient pas envie "de se montrer", "on ne va pas sur les plateaux de télévision", m'a-t-on rétorqué. Finalement, Ivan Gaudé, le directeur de la rédaction, est là(...)Ivan Gaudé fait le pari de l'indépendance à l'égard des annonceurs. Un "pari risqué", de son propre aveu, car sans filet de secours.." 
  7. ^ "Ivy Bridge et HD 4000 : performances estimées". presence-pc.com. 2012-01-16. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  8. ^ "Analyse comparative des notes de la presse francophone". afjv.com. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  9. ^ "Analyse comparative des notes de la presse francophone". gamestatistics.fr. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 

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