Amazing confusion over new 1UP letter-based scoring system

Thursday, 28th February 2008 10:34 GMT By Patrick Garratt

US site 1UP has now switched over to a letter-based review system, a change that’s led to some fairly spectacular confusion this morning.

Ed boss Dan Hsu said there wouldn’t be a score-to-letter conversion chart published “because we want our readers to go with our new scoring system and not be constantly translating the new letters back to our old scores.” Sensible.

Joystiq decided to do one anyway and all hell’s broken loose, with 1UP VP Simon Cox getting involved. Check out the comments at the bottom of the story.

Just score out of 10, review sites. Then you don’t have to fight teh internets.



  1. frod

    1up must be running out of ‘look at me look at me’ ideas by now?

    #1 7 years ago
  2. Blerk

    This is perhaps the most retarding scoring system ever invented. What *were* they thinking?

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Oli

    “Just score out of 10, review sites.”

    Five. FIVE.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. patlike

    Noooooooo. It’s all fivefingersupCVG and then we’re all doomed. It’s out of TEN.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Blerk


    #5 7 years ago
  6. patlike

    Properly wrong. Both of you.

    #6 7 years ago
  7. AMG


    #7 7 years ago

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