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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. Iíve 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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38. Re: Op Ed Jul 19, 2012, 07:44 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 04:18:
For those of you who are taking a huge fucking shit on the opinions of regular customers, gamers like yourself:

Dissmising 0 scores arbitrarily is absurdly stupid.

No, they're not "regular customers," they're absolute loons and moronic fanboys.

Talk about "shills" all you want, but Diablo 3 was hit by the reverse. The game had hundreds of 0 reviews before it was launched. Any big game will. Why? Because a bunch of people are complete idiots and love going in and giving 0 to things they haven't played. Their opinion should not be treated as valid.
And, with Diablo 3, a ton also went in and gave it an immediate 0 before actually playing it because the servers were down. Great, that's a valid complaint, but they still rated it without playing it, were likely playing the crap out of it a week later, some are probably still playing it today, and they won't rerate it because they think Blizzard is some giant asshole who deserves to be spit on (but hang on, mom, I can't go to sleep until I find a new sword!)

I haven't played it, but I guarantee Diablo 3 is in no way a 0 out of 10 game. Anyone rating it a 0 out of 10 is a shill, just not a corporate shill.


Similarly, hundreds of people rated it a 10 before playing it. They also deserve to be completely ignored. They're not "regular customers," they're idiots.
 
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