Metacritic to disallow voting on games pre-launch

By Patrick Garratt
5 November 2008 07:24 GMT


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 before the enhanced registration portion, we’re going to disallow voting on games before release,” he said.

The move comes after user scores for console exclusives such as LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2 and Gears of War 2 were sabotaged by platform fanboys.

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