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  • Analyst: Reviews are the "least important factor" to gamers

    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 […]

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  • Peter Moore says user reviews more relevant than Metacritic

    Peter Moore says that user reviews pertaining to Wii titles are more relevant that Metacritic because titles that get a 70 can still sell millions of copies. Speaking with Gamasutra, Moore said that when it comes to EA Sports Active, “We’re not going to Kotaku or Operation Sports on this one, we’re going to Amazon.” […]

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  • Official: Wii games are rubbish

    Edge has posted its final format-specific review score graph thing, this one showing categorically that the vast amount of Wii’s games are pretty much terrible. From Wii’s launch to the end of last year, four percent of the platform’s games have rated over 85 percent on Metacritic. That’s 12 games. Fifty-four percent, or 155 titles, […]

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  • GameQuarry declares Visual Concepts “most consistent” developer

    GameQuarry is back, and instead of using Metacritic data to figure out consistency in publishers this time around, developers are under the microscope. Scores were given a letter rating. A: 90 percent or higher (2 points), B: 80-89 percent (1 point), C:70-79 percent (0 points), D: 60-69 (-1 point) and F: 59 percent or lower […]

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  • GameQuarry declares Ubisoft to be "least consistent" publisher

    GameQuarry has published a list of the most and least consistent publishers according to review scores. Rockstar is at the top, Ubisoft at the bottom. The research firm assigned points to each scoring bracket in the Metacritic system. Two points were awarded for games in the 90-100 bracket, 1 point for 80-89, zero for 70-79, […]

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  • Metacritic helps business objectivity, says Sega's Hayes

    In response to Splash Damage studio director Paul Wedgwood’s claims that Metacritic pressure on devs was “ridiculous,” Sega Europe president Mike Hayes said that reckons Metacritic provides “objectivity into the business.” Hayes added the caveat that the meta-review site needs to be used sensibly, however, if factored into future developer deals. “The first thing is […]

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  • MetaCritic pressure on devs is "ridiculous," says Splash Damage boss

    Splash Damage studio director Paul Wedgwood has said that the fact some developers’ bonuses are dependent on a MetaCritic average is “ridiculous” and he feels the percentage scoring system on games reviews needs to be looked at. “Personally I think it’s ridiculous,” Wedgwood told GI when asked about an instance where a dev team was […]

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  • Metacritic to disallow voting on games pre-launch

    In an interview with 1UP, Metacritic games editor Mark Doyle has confirmed that user voting on games scores before they ship is to be banned from the site. Doyle also confirmed that Metacritic’s registration process is to be bumped up so users will be forced to provide more information than just an email address. “Even […]

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  • Metacritic faces credibility blow as thousands rig user scores (update)

    Had to happen some time. Thousands of fanboys have dragged Gears of War 2 and Resistance 2′s user ratings on Metacritic down to 2.6 and 5.3 respectively, despite the fact that only a handful of people in the world have yet to play either game. Metacritic games editor Marc Doyle has moved the address the […]

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  • "Laser-focus" lifts EA Sports Metacritic average, says Moore

    Peter Moore has claimed victory in EA Sports’ quality stakes this morning, by press releasing the fact that the sub-division’s games are, on average, four percent up year-on-year. “Our laser-focus on innovation is paying off and we’ve gained a great deal of momentum over the past 12 months,” said the exec. “EA Sports has delivered […]

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  • Nintendo has highest Metacritic average, says chart

    Electronic Entertainment Design and Research has compiled a graph that says Nintendo has the highest Metacritic full-price software average of all publishers, as seen on Kotaku. The firm beats Microsoft into second place, who leads 2K at third. There’s another chart through there showing score-range for each publisher as well. Midway doesn’t do so great, […]

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