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Does a game's platform influence its EDGE score?

TrendAnalyst blog writes: Every time EDGE magazine reviews a Playstation 3 exclusive, they are accused of bias by PS3 supporters, who are then mocked as fanboys who aren't satisfied with anything other than perfect scores for their beloved exclusives. EDGE are known to be harsh graders, and some respect them for using the full 1-10 scale instead of using 7-10 scale like the mainstream gaming press. The counter argument is that EDGE reviews every game harshly and it's pointed out that for every PS3 exclusive that gets low scores like Heavy Rain, there is an equivalent 360 exclusive.

To investigate whether EDGE is just harsh overall, or if it truly judges and scores games based on their platform, blogger TrendAnalyst made a comparison chart of the top 30 games from each platform, as well as the top 30 multiplatform games.

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Sonyslave32835d ago

Even Jehovah is biased against the ps3.

LordMarius2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

All of N4G know the answer already, YES

blitz06232835d ago

No they're just dumb people pretending to be legitimate reviewers

Genesis52835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

I'm not exactly sure what it is but you can tell they have some kind of beef with Sony.

When you put it in nice little picture graphs like that it becomes quite obvious where their loyalty lies.

Darkeyes2835d ago

Sony should just Blacklist EDGE from reviewing their games.. I mean what harm does it cause Sony, in fact it would send a strong signal to other biased sites like Eurogamer to keep their sh!t together and review games from a neutral stand point.

Bobby Kotex2835d ago

We all knew this, but these charts are hard to debate against.

morganfell2835d ago

Any way you slice Edge is biased. What will be more disgusting is how they stick their heads in the sand and noses in the air over irrefutable proof.

Were gamers to actually stick together (for once) they could put sites like Edge out of business and joyfully idiot staff there out of work.

Jamie Foxx2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

No hint of favouritism,no bashing,no fanning stupid fanboy flames,just 100% research,data analysis and facts stated...

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chaostheory2835d ago

I was about to post the same question but its even weirder for me I can't even find it in the latest section. I wouldn't have found it at all if I hadn't seen it in the pending section.

Junse2834d ago

I can't see it neither

coldfoot2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

N4G is biased against me lol. I figured out it's the source filter, turn it off and the article will appear, although I don't think this article should be filtered.

chaostheory2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

I've submitted a request for help so hopefully this will get cleared up quickly.

OK I found the problem it's being blocked from the front page by the Source Filter. If you want to see all articles over 50 degrees on the front page you can find the toggle for the filter between the the top stories and the main news feed.

rroded2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

"While people may have different opinions on a few games, and could indeed review them differently and get different scores, 30 games consistently scoring lower on the PS3 and higher on the 360 means only one thing:

EDGE is biased to give 360 exclusives higher scores and PS3 exclusives lower scores. Their scores should not be taken at face value, as the platform unfortunately influences a game's score on EDGE. EDGE magazine has well written reviews, but their journalistic integrity is questionable."

like the dude says the numbers speak for themselves

FamilyGuy2834d ago

As if there wasn't enough proof before this analysis swoops in to further slap a "No credibility" sticker on the cover on Edge magazine.

I just hope this article gets attention and spread about the collective internet.

You know what's also funny that this article may have inadvertently pointed out. If Edge plans to give a low review score to a multi-platform game they seem to often claim "PS3 version tested" (FF13 5/10) and when a high score is to be awarded "360 version tested" (Bayonetta 10/10), thoroughly causing a negative effect towards all PS3 game rankings on metacritic.

It seems very much like it's all intentional with metacritic in mind of every review they publish.

pixelsword2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

but I sure do like them purtty colors.

Information Minister2834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

I wonder if Aaron Greenberg will tweet this one.

Also, LOL at the people reporting this. I didn't see you standing up for N4G's quality standards on this story - http://www.n4g.com/News-491...

callahan092834d ago (Edited 2834d ago )

I just did some quick counts on this data and here's some futher info to chew on, these are all scores from Edge out of the top 30 games in each of the 30 categories:

Nine and Ten
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Multi: 10
360: 11
PS3: 3

Six and Lower
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Multi: 2
360: 2
PS3: 7

Notice anything? Also, the Edge average score out of these 30 games for both 360 exclusives and multiplatform games is right around 80%, whereas for the PS3 exclusives it's about 67%.

callahan092834d ago

Not sure how I got a disagree on my comment above. That really disappoints me. I didn't throw out any opinion or commentary or anything, I merely stated pure factual numbers. And here we go with the numbers again:

Avg. score from Edge for the top 30 multiplatform games = 80%
Avg. score from meta for the top 30 multiplatform games = 87%

Avg. score from Edge for the top 30 360 exclusives = 79%
Avg. score from meta for the top 30 360 exclusives = 81%

Avg. score from Edge for the top 30 PS3 exclusives = 67%
Avg. score from meta for the top 30 PS3 exclusives = 82%

Number of multiplatforms scored 9 or higher by Edge = 10
Number of 360 exclusives scored 9 or higher by Edge = 11
Number of PS3 exclusives scored 9 or higher by Edge = 3

Number of multiplatforms scored by Edge the same or higher than the meta = 5
Number of 360 exclusives scored by Edge the same or higher than the meta = 12
Number of ps3 exclusives scored by Edge the same or higher than the meta = 4

Look at the numbers.

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nogolis2835d ago

It's funny when you go to events and see some of these Mag/Web publication represenatives around. It's even funnier when you see them scrambling for interviews and such. It's even more funny when you see that the Edge crew are like little babies pushing their way through the lunchroom line to get to the milk cartons 1st.

But what's sad is that Sony is so good to these people. They really are, not just Edge either, and these people use every crutch they get to break the cast off Sony and expose their wounds. The "MOVE" at GDC is going to get raped by Edge and others... Wait and see. We couldn't believe some of the blatant jabs some of these journalist were taking.

CARRIERHASARRIVED2835d ago

Journalists? More like glorified trolls.

Nicholas Cage2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

they really need to blacklist edge.

Nicholas Cage2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

Top 10 games: These are the cream of the crop for each platform. These are the Halos, Uncharteds, COD4's, GTA4's that sell millions of copies and systems. When comparing the top 10 scores, EDGE gives 360 exclusive games 3.7 points less than their Metacritic average, multiplatform games 6.9 points less than their Metacritic average, and PS3 exclusives a whopping 11 points below their Metacritic average

While people may have different opinions on a few games, and could indeed review them differently and get different scores, 30 games consistently scoring lower on the PS3 and higher on the 360 means only one thing:

EDGE is biased to give 360 exclusives higher scores and PS3 exclusives lower scores. Their scores should not be taken at face value, as the platform unfortunately influences a game's score on EDGE. EDGE magazine has well written reviews, but their journalistic integrity is questionable..

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