RollinThundr wrote on Mar 26, 2013, 15:38: Has it ever actually been proven that publishers pay for game reviews?
For the one or two people who actually doubt this happens, go check out the EGM review of Aliens Colonial Marines. I've never seen a more blatant example. Whether it's direct or indirect they definitely 'sponsor' reviews let's say which in real world terms means they are buying them off with advertising dollars. Did that happen with this game and IGN? It doesn't like it matters because most of the user scores seem to be in line with the reviews.
I am really looking forward to playing this now, thanks for all of the info everyone.