IncGamers' Jeff Hollis looks how MMO reviews are usually handled, and the power games developers can have over online publications.
Unless it can be proven that a review isn't genuine, I don't see why anyone should ever take one down. It just looks suspicious.
That guy is crazy!
Hehe. So true. I haven't read the reviews, but if Eurogamer folds that easily, perhaps they should stop making reviews where the score is anything less than 7/10, to avoid re-doing it! :)
That's why you don't rely on a single site for reviews.
The Darkfall thing was pretty funny.
It's harder nowadays to find sites whose reviews you can trust.
For that reason, I like Metacritic
I really wish sites would stop using scores. It's a side point to this, but it's true. While you'd still end up with people nitpicking the review, if there really are no factual inaccuracies and it's a well-written review then that's the best they can do and it'll promote discussion. Right now, you have people who read the score and then go back through the review to find things they disagree with. They then post about that. Vehemently. The facts and the opinions would shine through without the all-consuming context of the score, meaning people could actually swallow the opinions a bit easier - or so you'd hope.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.