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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. I’ve 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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13. Re: Op Ed Jul 18, 2012, 12:39 Prez
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jul 18, 2012, 12:18:
I still find Metacritic to be quite useful. I don't go to the actual site all that often but the scores are usually shown on the Steam Store. It allows you to tell at a glance roughly where a game sits, though obviously it should be never taken on its own. Some of my favourite games still have relatively low MC scores - in the 70s - so a bad score certainly doesn't stop me buying a game; it just makes me more wary.

I wish there was a way for Steam to give you a quick avergage of all of the metascores of the games in your library - I suspect mine would be surprisingly low. I don't usually let poor meta scores discourage me from buying a game - if it looks like something I'd enjoy and the reviews don't point out things like it being completely broken then I very well may buy it.

One thing I've noticed is that when I play a "bad" game while I'm online in Steam (meaning anyone can see what I'm playing), I'll get messages from some of my Steam friends to the order of "Why are you playing that turd?!?" Everyone says they understand that entertainment is very subjective thing but in truth I can't help but feel that we try to project our thoughts and impressions onto others when it comes to what we think is "bad". I plan on playing the new DNF dlc I just bought offline for that reason.
 
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