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1up - Metacritic Presents Real Problems for the Industry

1up - Relying on average review scores is an issue for everyone.

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MultiConsoleGamer1409d ago

I'm not commenting about the issue of Metacritic as it relates to the gaming industry.

However, IGN just did this same piece just a few days ago. So either 1up.com can't think of their own material, or someone has an agenda against Metacritic.

BTW, I never use Metacritic. I know which reviewers I trust and I stick with them.

Tony-A1409d ago (Edited 1409d ago )

Yeah, seriously, why the sudden backlash against Metacritic? Kinda random.

JoySticksFTW1409d ago (Edited 1409d ago )

Tinfoil hats all around, because I immediately thought the same thing. That Metacritic ticked some people off.

Metacritic was like "NO, Microsoft!! I've been found out!! People are noticing me screwing with review averages; leaving out positive reviews and stuff. They're gonna pin all of this on ME!! But I ain't going down alone! I want MORE swag. And a bag of money every damn week now; not monthly! Or I'll spill the beans on what you, ign, 1up, and the rest of our little cabal have been up to! I'll tell the WORLD!! Mwahahah!!11!!"

MS was like "Screw that. Leave Sony alone for the time being, and divert all resources to Metacritic. Show them what it means to cross us."

Disagree all you want, but don't say you didn't think it :)

VGchartz better keep going on with the program before we start seeing why VGchartz is ruining the industry articles.

morganfell1409d ago

The backlash is coming from the real problem in the game industry - the press.

digitalkid1409d ago

There are no reviews I can trust after Dragon Age 2 which had 9.5 from reviewers, and was awful! Not even gametrailers.com which I trusted most.

Users need a place where they can warn other gamers that product is bad and reviewers are just payed by publisher. You can always read what users have to say and make a decision.

Same with COD, Diablo3, and few others..

Hufandpuf1409d ago

i don't even go on metacritic.

WeskerChildReborned1409d ago

The last time i was on metacritic was the time when i found out the scores were just ridiculous.

sashimi1409d ago (Edited 1409d ago )

You know what else is a real problem for the industry? low quality biased reviews from websites like ign/kotaku/1up and so many more. Some make an article about that too :P I mean they are the ones adding to metacritic..

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TheTwelve1409d ago

I've been using gamerankings.com for years now.

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