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82. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Bonus Missed by 1 Point; Obsidian Layoffs Mar 16, 2012, 21:23 Panickd
Verno wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 13:13:
Bhruic wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 13:08:
This is why people hate metacritic, it's never used "properly".

Out of curiosity (honest question), how would it be used "properly"?

Only my opinion of course but I see it as a convenience tool for consumers, not as a resource for the industry to use in commercial business transactions. It's like if Universal only wanted to pay royalties if a movie hit X sales figure and also had a 90% Rottentomato rating. I don't see it as a valid or intended use of the system.

Since Metacritic doesn't properly score many reviews I don't think it ever could be used properly. Not every site rates games on a 100 point scale and Metacritic fudges the numbers of reviews that aren't given in that way so they match up to their arbitrary scale. It's bullshit that developer bonuses are based around such a half-assed system.
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