Video games review scandal: Metacritic uncovers, drops crooked publication

Metacritic has told CVG that it has been forced to remove a games publication from its review listings after uncovering "corrupt practices".

Since the incident, the market-leading aggregation site has continued to police the games media via a strict set of guidelines - partly due its belief that some reviewers can "absolutely be bought".

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MrSpace2479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

Beat me to it :)

I've always wondered why IGN has a spot on the 360 dashboard

M-Easy2478d ago (Edited 2478d ago )

This is no scandal because for it to be a scandal these sites would have to hire journalist which as far as I can tell none of them do. Journalist are trained in their trade. These sites hire C.I.S. and English majors who have no journalistic integrity. They are community managers not reporters.

Venjense2479d ago

Lol so true. Don't forget the biggest gaming innovation in 2009 was MW2 death perks! IGN is such BS, not to mention the apparent 10/10 in graphics IGN gave MW2.

rob60212478d ago

Well now IGN has a Microsoft PR person writing reviews (child of Eden), they've completely thrown their integrity out the window if they had some before.

bmw692479d ago

*Cough GameSpot cough*

Darkfocus2478d ago

I like Gamespot too but they did have the cain and lynch incident were it was undeniable that they succumbed to bribery...

Spectator12479d ago (Edited 2479d ago )

Besides, they score harshly more often than not.

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rob60212478d ago (Edited 2478d ago )


His proof of IGN rating PS3 exclusives higher is bogus. It's only based on 15 cherry picked games, if you throw everything into the mix they're about even, even slightly pro 360.

Check this out; much more in depth. The math doesn't lie, you can even check it if you like.

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Emilio_Estevez2479d ago

Are they planning on naming sites? Or is someone clever enough to find out who is missing now?

BeardedGamerShow2479d ago

Where there is journalism, there will be ethical dilemmas and those who stand on both sides of them.

swirldude2479d ago

Fuel for the fanboys' fire...

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