Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Amazon now displays Metacritic scores for some reason


1:15 PM on 04.02.2014
Amazon x MetacriticAmazon now displays Metacritic scores for some reason photo



Remember when Fallout: New Vegas developers missed out on a Metacritic hinged upon bonus by one point? Well, here's another way Metacritic could doom (or help) developers. Retail giant Amazon has embedded Metacritic scores (and user scores) on games' pages, presumably because it doesn't trust its own terrible user reviews. The latter still get top billing but don't pop out as much as these newly present, colorful boxed numbers.

It's not on every product listing yet. Darksiders II ironically does not have one. Nor does Final Fantasy XIII-2. But games as old as Bushido Blade do. Currently, this is only for games, though Metacritic also aggregates scores for film and music.

Remember, average starts at 5.

Amazon gives in hard to Metacritic [Amazon Forum]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Amazon

7:00 PM on 01.28.2015
Amazon looks like it's upping its PS4 bundle game

Two weeks ago, PlayStation announced that moving forward, all PS4s would come bundled with a copy of The Last of Us: Remastered. Amazon's taking that one step further and packing in yet another game at half price. Right now, ...more



9:00 AM on 01.20.2015
Amazon debuts Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Twitter battle promo

Square Enix has joined forces with...Amazon...for a special promotion involving Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Basically you go online daily to this site, and "battle" enemies in a group effort type deal to earn prizes. The reward...more



9:30 PM on 01.05.2015
A really cheap bundle of Assassin's Creed games highlights some decent Amazon deals

Amazon must've had a bunch of download cards left over following Microsoft's holiday promotion featuring a reduced Xbox One bundle. Apart from several unsold Assassin's Creed packaged consoles, how else could you ex...more



View all Amazon






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more