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 1UP.com, 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 1UP.com will also be converted to the new letter scale. Look out for these changes in March on 1UP.com, 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), 1UP.com, MyCheats.com, GameVideos.com, Gametab.com, and FileFront.com.”