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Metacritic Game Publisher Rankings

Metacritic offers its 2013 Game Publisher Rankings, revealing the companies behind the year's best reviewed games. The top ranking among "major publishers" goes to EA, where Mass Effect 3 got a 93 score and the lowest grade was 53 (however unfair) for Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Number two was Microsoft (falling from last year's top spot), number three was Sony, and number four was Nintendo. Activision/Blizzard moved up one spot from last year, an now occupies the number 10 position. The top "mid-size" publisher was Take-Two Interactive, followed by Telltale Games and Square Enix. Thanks Destructoid/VG247.

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6. Re: Metacritic Game Publisher Rankings Feb 7, 2013, 00:23 entr0py
jdreyer wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 15:17:
Dev wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 14:19:
Creston wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 13:48:
Dev wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 12:39:
EA getting it makes me wonder if its just because of their sheer size they are likely to have some good stuff, or because they have the juice to get a lot of good reviews. More probably a mix of both.

If by "juice" you mean "Advertisement dollars", then yes.
Well that and everything else that marketing does to boost scores. I was thinking of the more shady stuff when I said that. I'm sure it all goes into the marketing budget.

Yeah, access to devs, exclusive previews, paid flights to dev HQ, etc. etc. And there's also shady stuff where the author of a review might say what he thinks, but then the number assigned to the review is made 10 points higher by the site manager.

There is an incestuous relationship between the gaming press that and the gaming industry that gives them 100% of their advertizing revenue. Unfortunately I haven't found any more objective measure of games than mertacritic. It's all tainted; but at least they give you the average of the taint.
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