Tag Archives: metacritic
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 00:02 GMT
A presentation at GDC 2013 gave a list of weightings purportedly used by Metacritic to determine how much a publication’s review scores affect a title’s average rating, but the site has vehemently denied the report.
Wed, Feb 06, 2013 | 04:57 GMT
Metacritic has published a list of games publishers ranked by their critical performance over the course of 2012.
Wed, Jan 02, 2013 | 02:29 GMT
TellTale’s The Walking Dead adventure series has earned top nods from Metacritic in 2012.
Tue, May 22, 2012 | 05:31 BST
Diablo III sold millions of copies with no pre-release reviews, and still has a low MC score. Does this prove Metacritic’s irrelevance? It does for some games, says Patrick Garratt, and the time has come to break the mould.
Tue, May 01, 2012 | 06:05 BST
The Creative Assembly takes a suitably strategic approach to Matacritic, the industry’s increasingly dominant success metric.
Tue, Mar 06, 2012 | 23:16 GMT
Metacritic has begun removing suspiciously negative Mass Effect 3 user reviews.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 | 15:19 GMT
Thu, Jul 14, 2011 | 15:55 BST
Metacritic co-founder Marc Doyle has said the aggregation site has had to remove a games publication from its reviews list due to “corrupt practices”.
Tue, Jul 12, 2011 | 12:42 BST
MetaCritic co-founder Marc Doyle has admitted that ratings for games on the website are unbalanced.
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 | 14:45 BST
Customers unhappy with day one DLC and complaints of console-related messages in the PC build have driven down the Portal 2′s Metacritic user rating.
Thu, Mar 31, 2011 | 18:38 BST
Metacritic announced earlier this week it was suspending developer ratings on the site, but it has since decided to forgo individual developer ratings altogether.
Tue, Mar 29, 2011 | 07:30 BST
There’s an old saying about “the best laid schemes of mice and men.”
We’re guessing it’d probably average, oh, about an 85.
Sat, Mar 26, 2011 | 18:14 GMT
Metacritic has started rating individual developers via a profile page which includes an aggregate score for credited work.
Tue, Mar 15, 2011 | 23:30 GMT
Wed, Mar 09, 2011 | 22:30 GMT
Take Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has said Metacritic ratings, and the reviews they’re based on, make a “real difference” to the game’s success – or failure.
Thu, Feb 10, 2011 | 08:54 GMT
MetaCritic has announced that Take-Two was the highest-scoring games publisher in 2010.
Sat, Sep 11, 2010 | 18:31 BST
Game Informer has given Halo: Reach its first review score, according to Metacritic, handing the Bungie shooter a 95/100.
Sun, Jul 04, 2010 | 20:18 BST
Thu, Dec 10, 2009 | 21:19 GMT
PS3 has beaten out PC, Wii and Xbox 360 to finish on top of Metacritic’s first annual Game Platform Power Rankings.
With five games included in the top 10 for the year, PS3 titles garnered an average Metascore of 72, with only 7 percent of titles created for the console garnering a “bad” score.
In comparison, Xbox 360 which came in third behind PC, its games averaged a Metascore of 70 percent, with 11 percent scoring badly with 51 more games released for the year than PS3. Seven of these games received a “great” ranking, while 10 on PS3 received the “great” rating.
While PS3 came out on top, followed by PC and then Xbox 360 – PSP came in fourth, followed by DS and Wii respectively.
Full thing through the link.
Wed, Nov 25, 2009 | 20:01 GMT
A Cowen Group survey has revealed that game reviews are the “least important factor” to consumers when deciding on which title to purchase.
Instead, according to analyst Doug Creutz, gamers rely mainly on word of mouth and publishers should stop focusing on scoring a high review.
“We believe that while Metacritic scores may be correlated to game quality and word of mouth, and thus somewhat predictive of title performance, they are unlikely in and of themselves to drive or undermine the success of a game.
“We note this, in part, because of persistent rumors that some game developers have been jawboning game reviewers into giving their games higher critical review scores. We believe the publishers are better served by spending their time on the development process than by grade-grubbing after the fact.”
More through CVG.