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Metacritic refuse to remove factually inaccurate review even after GameSpot admits mistake

Thursday, 15 November 2012 09:41 GMT By Nick Akerman

Metacritic’s policy to accept a publication’s first review is coming back round to haunt Natural Selection 2. GameSpot reviews editor Kevin VanOrd recently banished the site’s original article due to a number of factual errors and silly mistakes. Unfortunately, Metacritic is refusing to replace the old score with GameSpot’s replacement verdict.

VanOrd removed the piece from freelancer Eric Neigher, issued an apology, and asked UK-based writer Ashton Raze to provide a second review.

While GS dealt with the situation accordingly, Metacritic is refusing to acknowledge the new score. The original 6/10 still stands even though Raze justified an 8/10 in the re-review.

Metacritic explained the situation.

“Yes, the critics we track know – and I spoke to the GameSpot team about this this week – that we only accept the first review and first score published for a given game,” MC head Marc Doyle told Kotaku.

“I’m explicit about this policy with every new publication we agree to track. It’s a critic-protection measure, instituted in 2003 after I found that many publications had been pressured to raise review scores (or de-publish reviews) to satisfy outside influences. Our policy acted as a disincentive for these outside forces to apply that type of inappropriate pressure.”

Although it is difficult to criticise Metacritic in this situation, Natural Selection 2 doesn’t appear to be getting a fair crack of the whip. GameSpot indicated the original review had many flaws, surely the second critique needs to be considered? In this day and age, we should never underestimate the power of a Metacritic score.

It appears Eric Neigher’s reviews have caused controversy before. Uber Entertainment questioned whether or not he had actually played Monday Night Combat after his review went live.

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28 Comments

  1. hives

    Gamespot… Someone actually reads their reviews?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. GrimRita

    Was that ‘mistake’ not taking into account advertising revenue?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. The Auracle

    Surely, a special exception can be made in light of what’s happened? This is why I believe things like this must be taken on a case-by-case basis. No, we don’t want publishers to pressure critics into revising their scores but we also don’t want a game critics thought was decent to get a poor review score.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Mike W

    Why did gamespot publish the review in the first place? This is just another reason why reviews can’t be trusted. I don’t even pay attention to the Metacritic, but they are right in this particular situation.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. KAP

    @3

    No, I think Metacritic should stick to there guns, Its not there fault that someone in GS can’t do the job they get paid to do.
    GS should be ashamed of themselfs, from a 6 to an 8then beg for everyone to forget there mistake. GTFO.

    This fiasco just continually proves that review scores are done for. You cant simple judge a game with something as simple as a number.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. unacomn

    Eric Neigher is a horrible reviewer, I’ve seen his articles about A Vampyre Story on 1Up and Gas Guzzlers on Gamespot, they have little to no relation to reality. People, please, stop publishing this guy’s content.
    Unless you want traffic from the inevitable community backlash.

    For reference of more horrible reviews:
    http://uk.gamespot.com/gas-guzzlers-combat-carnage/reviews/gas-guzzlers-combat-carnage-review-6378980/
    http://www.1up.com/reviews/a-vampyre-story

    #6 2 years ago
  7. The_Red

    Does anyone have a link to the original review or a rundown of problems with it?

    Also, based on MetaCritic head’s reply about this situation, I think they should stick to their rule. An innocent and probably decent game will be hurt but what he says about “critic-protection measure” and that he “found many publications had been pressured to raise review scores (or de-publish reviews) to satisfy outside influences.” means this is an important rule.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Old MacDonald

    I think it’s a sensible rule that they should stick to. It sucks for Natural Selection 2, but hopefully it’ll be a lesson to GameSpot and others.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. freedoms_stain

    If an individual reviewer can be shown to be consistently negligent, incompetent and lazy in their reviews, then absolutely they should be stricken from the record. There is no excuse for giving a bad review based on factual errors.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. ManuOtaku

    This is the same metacritic that put down from their site for a few hours the destructoid review of deadly premonition becuase they gave it a ten out of ten, talking about double standars, while i believe they dont need to change the original score given by gamespot, i also do believe they should not have double standars as well, the same rule applied to everybody or dont do it at all, i prefer if they scratch that rule, instead of its “random” application.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. hyperbaric

    Gamespot should just treat their reviews as if they were print-magazine reviews, which means no turning back after publishing. They should also act like professionals instead of trying to force Metacritic to break rules that they agreed upon. It’s their mistake after all.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Fin

    Yep I think it’s fair enough not removing it. Gamespot made a mistake, they shouldn’t be able to just wash over it.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. freedoms_stain

    @12, Gamespot’s mistake should have a lasting impact on a 3rd party product?

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DSB

    To be fair, a reviews impact on a product has absolutely nothing to do with whether it should be printed or not. Even if a million children of developers go hungry, I’d still rather have an honest review.

    Which I guess becomes a real problem with this guy. Ultimately it’s the editors call, but in that regard it’s troubling that none of these editors have actually caught him before this. Surely there would’ve been flags raised by readers, and apparently developers as well.

    Kinda shocking that you can get paid for that sort of thing.

    Metacritic are just obviously inept though, but then they always have been. Their method is so broken they misinform people, even when the reviews haven’t been tampered with.

    I understand critic protection measures, whenever someone posts a negative review of anything halfway hyped or popular, they get slammed by thousands of fanboys – but refusing to take a stand on deliberate misinformation is just a total lack of respect for the medium itself.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. TheWulf

    @13

    Sadly people forget that there are innocent parties involved in this whilst engaging in their GameSpot hate fetish. I’m not a GameSpot fan, either, but this should be rectified. Not for the sake of them, but for the sake of Natural Selection 2. I can recall many instances in the past where an outright BS review has almost harmed a game.

    Anyone remember the New Veags review over on Rock, Paper, Shotgun? And they didn’t even pull that, despite the fact that half of it was made up, and the reviewer even doctored screenshots to make the game look bad. All because controversy generates clicks and advertisement views for a site. Which is indeed why it was done.

    There needs to be accountability in this medium’s journalism, just as there is with film. That there isn’t is, quite frankly, worrying. It means that a journalist can say whatever controversial things they like in order to drive up views of their review. Since in some cases, how much they get paid is based upon views rather than quality.

    RPS wasn’t held accountable for the horrible and purposefully fallacious New Vegas review they printed, that’s still there. And apparently now this will happen. It’s not fair to smaller games developers when this can actually happen. It’s bullshit, frankly. GameSpot should be held accountable, but for the sake of the developer hurt by this, the problem should be fixed.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Mordecai Walfish

    Just let Gamespot go the way of the dodo, folks.

    Don’t click their links. Pay no mind to their reviews.

    Simple as that.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. SplatteredHouse

    “GameSpot indicated the original review had many flaws,”
    But..It got published anyway. editorialprocesslol

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Ireland Michael

    @16 Sorry to disappoint you, but GameSpot is still one of the largest gaming entities on the planet as far as actual traffic goes. It’s not going to “go the way of the dodo”.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. GrimRita

    @15 You’re forgetting the whole Kane/Lynch/Eidos/$$$ affair when the then Editor gave Kane & Lynch a shit review score, Eidos demanded that it be re-reviewed or they pull their advertising.

    Editor lost his job over it for erm, doing his job but because its all about the dollar, no one cared. Either way, you have to be a total idiot to believe any reviews on Gamespot,IGN,Eurogamer etc etc because either way, advertising revenue pushes up the review scores a couple notches.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Dave Cook

    “Either way, you have to be a total idiot to believe any reviews on Gamespot,IGN,Eurogamer etc etc because either way, advertising revenue pushes up the review scores a couple notches.”

    Absolutely incorrect in the grand scheme of things. Again, we’re not all corrupt individuals who give scores for cash. In six years-plus of doing this job I’ve never personally known it to happen and I know many writers from all of the sites you’ve name dropped and more. They’re honest hard working and gamers just like you and I.

    This hatred journalists get from gamers often saddens me to the point where I used to consider quitting this line of work. It’s just nasty sometimes.

    But that said I’m not blind to the fact that it has and probably will happen again and those unsavoury folk need to be punished accordingly. Cash for scores is simply unacceptable.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. uomoartificiale

    @20 I feel you Dave on this one, but maybe the issue is a littl emore subtle.
    I reckon there were two trends in reviews during this generation:

    1) games that look like a stinker, they get average previews, then they get 7.5-8.5 reviews. A couple of months down the line we all agree the game wasn’t that great. RE5, Skyward Sword, Mass Effect 3, Crysis 2. I predict Assassin’s Creed 3 will fall into this category.

    2) Games that were previewed like they were golden. Then the review, fashionably late revealed being total garbage. Resident Evil 6, for example.

    Either way, from the point of view of a person that reads review to inform their buying decisions, that looks like a total failure for the reviewing community. Hence the hate and suspicions of bought review scores.
    My opinion is that human foreseeing is very limited, and reviews are written before the masses get to form their opinions. It’s very tricky, I can see that. Therefore the need to build a unclimbable wall between reviewers and PR, as difficult it may be, is so important.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Fin

    @20

    Jesus christ yes.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. GrimRita

    @20 That might be the case and was the case with the former Editor @gamespot who lost his job over it all. It just proves how bad things have become.

    Large publishers cant afford to have a stinker so they always will/do bargain to get better review scores. I’ve seen it done where I used to work.

    Not every game deserves a 9 or 10. PCG amongst others rocked on about Shogun 2 and how great it looked blah blah blah, in exchange for handy advertising space on their site but yet failed to mention that the game wouldn’t ship without DX11 support – for almost SIX months after launch.

    This shady business practice needs looking at by all those involved. If publishers cant handle an average review score – then release a better product instead of trying to buy success.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. zinc

    @Dave Cook, Here is a pat on the back mate. I’ll leave it here for you if ever you need a pick me up.

    Your a good writer & I’m sure i’m not the only VG247 reader who appreciates the professionalism of the VG247 staff.

    I’ll stop now before this gets all awkward & weird :-)

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Dave Cook

    @23 99.9% of reviews written are not scored based on adverts, PR hospitality or bribes.

    It is impossible to convince sceptics of this fact. All I can give you is my word on this.

    But we both know that wont change your mind either ;)

    It’s natural people don’t trust us. We are the gatekeepers of your gaming information after all. Authority is naturally distrusted, alas game critics are distrusted apace.

    And that just saddens me. Because I and almost ever game critic I know is just a fan of the hobby, just like you.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. uomoartificiale

    @23 Dave, you don’t have to convince anyone of this fact. Actually you can’t convince anyone with your words alone. You can’t vouch for the whole gaming critics and nobody asks you too.

    If people are here writing comments is because they somehow trust this site and your integrity as news site. Gaming journalism had been in some trouble lately and for a reason tough. People are disenchanted and I think they are totally right. If you as a professionals don’t implement some deontological, procedural, rules to detach from the source of the money and economical pressure, nothing you can say would change anybody’s mind.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Dave Cook

    @26 yeah agreed. All I can do is give my word on the matter and stick to our new rules. I went to a game event today with our own money, bought my own lunch and dinner although I was offered food and turned down a free tshirt. I hope this sort of thing will go some way to keep the faith of our readership :)

    #27 2 years ago
  28. uomoartificiale

    @27 hats’ off. That’s exactly what I was talking about. I just noticed today that at the bottom of the first Eurogamer’s WiiU reviews appeared this:

    This game was played for review at Nintendo’s UK offices before we received our own Wii U. No other press were present, we received no hospitality and we covered our own expenses.

    that’s the way to go. I can only image the awkward moment when you responded “nope, not hungry” and then secretly ate your own pack of crackers in the bathroom… :D

    #28 2 years ago

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    Dragon Age: Inquisition is responsible for the most successful launch in developer BioWare’s history, according to EA. During last night’s EA Q3 2015 earnings call, the publisher said that Dragon Age: Inquisition was the most successful launch for developer BioWare. Today, we get a bit more detail. “In particular, Dragon Age: Inquisition had by far […]

  • Here’s a walkthrough of one mission from Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack, Hurk Deluxe, seems like good fun, judging from this video. The Hurk Deluxe Pack was released today on all platforms. It comes with five new missions. The video below takes a look at the “Call of the Wild” mission. In the walkthrough you’ll get to see some of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date confirmed on Xbox Store

    The beta date for Battlefield Hardline has popped up on the Xbox Store, confirming the rumoured date. The listing for the Battlefield Hardline beta is available for anyone to see right now on the Xbox Store. Granted, it’s for Xbox 360, but unless EA is starting this beta early on Xbox 360, this will pretty […]

  • GTA player flies jets backwards in impressive stunts

    Doing stunts with jets in GTA 5 can be impressive, but it’s nothing like flying them backwards. Making videos of your jet stunts has become too mainstream. Which is why the latest video from YouTube channel GTA5Videos is all about defying that. The video below features some insane stunts mostly done by flying jets backwards, […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare balance patch out, System Hack nerfed, HBRa3 buffed

    The latest patch to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here with some major changes to game balance. Making good on the promise to nerf System Hack, developer Sledgehammer Games has released the latest patch to Advanced Warfare to do just that, and much more. The patch is out now on Xbox platforms, with PlayStation […]

  • Grinding three purples in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may crash your game [UPDATE]

    Update: Gearbox Software has announced there’s currently a hot-fix in place for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a temporary solution to crashes caused with the DLC update. Until a permanent fix can be made, the hotfix should correct crashing issues. All will be fixed in the next major game update. Original Story A bug that snuck […]

  • Havoc maps up the tempo for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Dave Cook dons his Exo suit to find the new Havok DLC maps a great change of pace for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Given that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare places great emphasis on verticality, it’s little wonder that Sledgehammer Games has designed the first of its four DLC map packs with elevation and […]

  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and NetcodeGuides.com – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of Bungie.org, the developer’s most staunch fan […]