1UP changes scoring system, shuffles editorial

Thursday, 7th February 2008 07:31 GMT By Patrick Garratt

According to this, US site 1UP – one of the major American online publications – is to change its scoring system from numbers to letters, and will instead give games a rating from A+ to F, as opposed to scoring out of 10.

“1UP Network is making changes with its game scoring system on, in EGM and in GFW,” said newly appointed editor-in-chief, James Mielke. “Games will be graded on a letter scale, A+ to F, rather than a numerical scale. All previously scored games on will also be converted to the new letter scale. Look out for these changes in March on, in the April issue of EGM and in the April/May issue of GFW.”

The news comes on top of a significant shuffle at the site, a move-around that gave Mielke his job.

“1UP Network announced today a reorganization within its editorial department, effective as of Feb. 1,” a statement said. “In a continued mission to provide gamers with the most comprehensive, unparalleled level of content, 1UP Network has created a unique structure to connect all of its acclaimed online and print properties, delivering ’360-degree’ coverage and reader experiences.

“All 1UP Network editors will now be under one main editorial umbrella, split into to three primary areas — ‘Videogames,’ ‘PC Games,’ and ‘Video.’ By doing this, all editors will be responsible for either ‘videogames’ or ‘PC games’ content, filtering into both online and print properties, including EGM (Electronic Gaming Monthly), GFW (Games for Windows: The Official Magazine),,,,, and”



  1. Blerk

    Er… isn’t this new scoring system just exactly the same as the last one? But with letters instead of numbers? It’s like scoring out of 15 instead of 10. How does that solve anything? :-D

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    It doesn’t really, as far as I can see. It’s going to really fuck up there placings on Gamesrankings, etc. Although that may well be why they’re doing it.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Chinster

    Most odd. Perhaps they are just doing it for the publicity? Seems to be working so far!

    #3 7 years ago
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    #4 7 years ago
  5. Zumi

    This is actually a great idea. I approve!

    #5 7 years ago
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