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Submitted by Daavpuke 955d ago | news

Sony Applies 70+ Metacritic Rate For PS Plus But Includes Malicious Anyway

GG3 reports on some interesting deals for European Playstation Plus subscribers. A total of 5 games, including Hitman Absolution, will be accessible for free in May. In the same release, Sony claims to pick their games from the top tier of 70+ Metacritic acclaim, yet the free title Malicious is not a 70+ game on that site. (Catherine, Hitman: Absolution, Malicious, PS Vita, PS3, Sine Mora, Velocity Ultra)

Agent Smith  +   955d ago
Just started playing it today. It's pretty fun.
Xaphy  +   955d ago
is it available for vita too?
SandWitch  +   955d ago
Only PS3
Cirehpsa  +   955d ago
Only in Japan currently, and it has two more bosses/stages I believe.

It is said to come here sometime.
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profgerbik  +   955d ago
They officially tweeted a while ago that they will release Malicious Rebirth over seas for the Vita.

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fabod86  +   955d ago
It's 67... wow that 3 points will ruin my life. /s
Knushwood Butt  +   955d ago
Yeah, and most of the low scores are probably from lightweights that aren't up to the challenge.
b_one  +   955d ago
Game joooooournalism, WELCOME!
GribbleGrunger  +   955d ago
Oh my dear lord. There's pathetic and then there's PATHETIC but this here is beyond any of those two.
nukeitall  +   955d ago

Since it is Sony it is ok to do false marketing?

Kingthrash360  +   955d ago
everyone does a little false marketing.....but this is just nit picking. while true its still little compared to the other false marketing sony, nintendo, ms, ect has committed.
Blastoise  +   955d ago
Lord of the rings war in the north was on 60 something and they put it on. Glad they did to be honest, I enjoyed it
coolbeans  +   955d ago
And just like that, you displayed better "gaming journalism" than this site.
LostDjinn  +   955d ago
Out on a stroll through the trenches beans?
This is a rare sight. Anyway, as you were.

OT: Just when you think "Gaming journalism" can't get any more ridiculous another turd comes floating to the surface. Nice detective work. With so many turd sites they can be hard to tell apart.
coolbeans  +   955d ago
Surprisingly, I've been posting on main page quite often this month (for me, at least).

Someone has to dwindle your chances at winning the comment lotto. [0_0]~
Fishy Fingers  +   955d ago
Desperate for content today are we. You certainly wouldn't catch me playing a free game with a measly 67/100, 70 on the other hand. Sign me up!!
Kennytaur  +   955d ago
People need to stop worrying about numbers.
JoySticksFTW  +   955d ago
I'm worried more about your avatar.

I can't explain it, but that sh!t is creeping me out! D:

I think it's the eyes. I can't tell if they're happy or menacing...
Kennytaur  +   955d ago
Good. :-P
SoapShoes  +   955d ago
Yeah who gives a rip about Metacritic anyway. They add and omit sites on a game by game basis and are never consistent.
Kennytaur  +   955d ago
And sites are tiered, so one opinion is worth more than another.
ZodTheRipper  +   955d ago
First World Problems.
Bathyj  +   955d ago
We do worry about a load of crap dont we?
Kingthrash360  +   955d ago
kobe out for the season...........$@&+.
biggest problem in la right now.
AkatsukiPain  +   955d ago
Alot of ppl enjoy games regardless of scores because reviews now days are really flawed. Remember free games is always better then nothing no matter what your opinion is.

Shinra Tensei
360ICE  +   955d ago
A measly 67? Get that game out of my sight!

Now to have tons of fun with 70+ games
Williamson  +   955d ago
Lol now I've seen everything on this site, well except for a top 10 goats in videogames....hey if we had an article talking about grass in games then why not goats.
killerorca258  +   955d ago
This is absolute tripe. Even big reviewers like IGN stuff up sometimes. They gave Gravity Rush a 7.5/10. I've been gaming since Sega Genesis and I think the game deserves between an 8 and an 8.5 at least. It's gorgeous, technically polished, simple but stylish and fun evade and kick combat system, well scripted boss fights, a beautiful art style and story telling charm, excellent musical score, and a tight precise gravity shifting mechanic that makes the game unique. 8.6/10 in my opinion.
My point is that even pros mess up sometimes, devs shouldn't be held responsible for bad reviews, whether from Podunk websites or otherwise
MasterCornholio  +   955d ago
Well at least getting something for your subscription is better than getting nothing at all.

But meh if its included with plus might as well download it and ignore the reviews.
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Darth Stewie  +   955d ago
Metacritic is POS site that any true gamer wouldn't take seriously.
Statix  +   955d ago
Metacritic is the absolute WORST criterion on which a person should judge a game anyway.
Gamer Muzz  +   955d ago
Why? I've always found it to be a great source that lacks any bias at all.
They take all the scores and averages them out. That's a lot better than taking to heart what only one critic says about a game and makes the final score a lot more objective and fair.
Thats not to say critics are always right or wrong. But if you're going to take the word of the critics at all, Metacritic is the way to do it.
SoapShoes  +   955d ago
They add and omit sites on a game by game basis. On a specific game they have site x and not site y but on a completely different game they have site y and not site x. Then on some they don't include those sites entirely. There are tons of sites that gave Uncharted 3 a 10/10 yet aren't on Metacritic.

It doesn't take into account every site(Xplay isn't on there anymore, being a bigger one) so it is a poor way to judge it.
Gamer Muzz  +   955d ago
But your example (uncharted 3) has a metascore of 92 with 96 positive reviews and 1 mixed....
Doesn't it support the argument that it's a really good game? Or are you upset that it's not higher?

I've never heard that they specifically omit or exclude reviewers. in fact, All the reviewers I know best end up being on there.
But hey, that's just me.

I see above where Darth Stewie says "any true gamer" wouldn't take them seriously. But I've been gaming for 30+ years, collecting for 15 and I own and operate a successful retail video game store.(which I've done for 15 years) I'd say I'm a "true Gamer".
And to date I don't see where any truly great game or Bad game for that matter has ever gotten a metascore I didn't think it deserves.
But i'm open minded, can someone give me an example of one such metascore?
Xaphy  +   955d ago
anyone knows if it is available for vita as well?
Sniperwithacause  +   955d ago
Someone already replied to you the first time you asked. Scroll up and look. Nvm the answer is NO! Ps3 play only.
Xaphy  +   955d ago
yeah i know. Was too excited to try this on vita :(
tubers  +   954d ago
Scores are just a third the story as far as my purchasing conditions go.

Vids and articulated reasonings for such scores are far more important to me at least.
fsfsxii  +   954d ago
People still care for Metacritic numbers? LMAO!!!
Most of my purchases had below 60 meta rate and i enjoyed them

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