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Op Ed

IGN - Is Metacritic Ruining The Games Industry?
It also leads to some very dodgy behaviour from the publisher side of things. Iíve been told stories of PR executives working on particular games being directed to specifically target these smaller sites in the hope of raising that average score and covering up a less enthusiastic reception from the big outlets. For most people working in games marketing, Metacritic will come up during their annual review process, and a less-than-ideal average score for a game will sometimes result in a severe bollocking.

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37. Re: Op Ed Jul 19, 2012, 04:18 InBlack
For those of you who are taking a huge fucking shit on the opinions of regular customers, gamers like yourself:

What the fuck is the difference between a score of 0/10, or a score of 4/10??????

Tell me please if a game had 44% average score, would you really consider buying it???

What about 56%????

Dissmising 0 scores arbitrarily is absurdly stupid. If more than a hundred people give a 0/10 or a 1/5 or whatever, doesnt that warrant a further inspection of the material at hand? Dont you go "Hmmm, hey a shitload of people really hate this game, maybe it isnt so great as PC Gamer makes it out to be...."

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, if someone wants to give Diablo3 a 0 because they are unhappy with the game, then by all means that is their perogative and their opinion!!!

Had I known what a turd Diablo3 is at the moment I wouldnt have jumped on the bandwagon and preordered. BUt now thanks to sites like metacritic, people dont have to read shill rave reviews and can read a few real reviews with some real opinions.

This comment was edited on Jul 19, 2012, 06:42.
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