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Metacritic refuse to remove factually inaccurate review even after GameSpot admits mistake.

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25. Re: Game Reviews Nov 16, 2012, 18:36 Creston
Prez wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 23:06:
Other than PC Gamer, I can't think of a site more untrustworthy in its reviews.

PC Gamer will often hire decent freelance reviewers, which is why I read them. Also, Tom Chick, who is my personal favorite reviewer because of taste compatibility and writing style, is on their team. His review of "Dishonored" was very good - it told me everything I wanted to know about the game and made me move it to my short list of must-buy games this season.

As far as metacritic, its very setup has the inherent effect of mitigating the influence of "outlier" reviews like the gushing fanboy cheerleader pieces and the misinformed hate-on pieces like Gamespot's. One crappy review score (or inordinately gushing review) won't change the average a whole lot, so this is a non-issue to me. Used correctly, Metacritic is a valuable source of info.

Crazy enough, they (PC Gamer) gave BLOPS2 a 71 out of 100 and the latest EA piece of shit shooter a 34 or something. I was stunned to see it. I guess both companies' advertising budget was already tapped out, so PC Gamer could blast two of their games to make up for the ball-licking crap they'll give something else come March.

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