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Metacritic ranks the best and worst publishers of 2014


Nintendo takes the top spot for major publishers, Telltale for mid-size publishers
Jan 27
[Update: Included a paragraph about the mid-size publisher rankings, which I somehow missed.] Metacritic just released its 5th Annual Game Publisher Rankings, which ranks publishers based on the critic reviews for games relea... read
Amazon x Metacritic

Amazon now displays Metacritic scores for some reason


Down with numbers
Apr 02
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 (a... read
Gaming isn't dead yet

Twisted Pixel dev: Game industry is struggling, not dying


Certain sectors will find it harder to be successful
Mar 21
In the wake of massive studio closures these past few years, not to mention other eye-opening events like John Riccitello's resignation as CEO of Electronic Arts, it's hard to have a positive outlook on the industry's future.... read

SimCity Metacritic user reviews are brutal brutal brutal!


'This is SimVillage'
Mar 08
Big game releases these days are almost always going to be subject to some literary abuse via the outlet of Metacritic user reviews, especially when a major publisher like Electronic Arts is concerned. In the case of SimCity,... read
2012 publishers ranked

Metacritic ranks the best and worst publishers of 2012


The results will surprise you
Feb 05
Metacritic has just published its annual publisher power rankings, taking each publisher's games for 2012, and seeing who came out on top. Of course, all of the usual suspects are here, including Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, an... read
You probably can guess #1
My insatiable hunger for tracking and displaying the most revered games of the year will not end. I blame Metacritic. I also blame Metacritic for not doing a proper job in aggregating the best games of the year. While the sit... read feature

Metacritic's top rated games of 2012


The Walking Dead shuffles into first, but year deemed bad overall
Jan 02
Metacritic has released its annual list of the top rated games of 2012, organizing its review averages to find which titles received the most critical acclaim throughout the last year. Unsurprisingly, The Walking Dead took to... read

Metacritic user reviews and Resident Evil 6 ... you know


Biboran!
Oct 02
Yep, it's happened again! Resident Evil 6 is the newest game to be torn to shreds via Metacritic's user reviews, following a rare instance of there being a large number of press reviews that agree with the fan rage. The game ... read

Weird Metacritic user reviews tear Darksiders II to bits


Sleeping Dogs and Dark Souls PC also attacked
Sep 01
[Update 3: A Russian speaking friend of mine went through the site and believes it to be a highly detailed troll. The cult is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of an old Soviet actor from the 50s, who they openly ac... read

BioShock developer hiring based on 85% Metacritic scores


Jul 26
Metacritic scores are taken a little too seriously in this industry (said as someone who likes Metacritic), but Irrational may be lending them more credence than most. In a move that has generation much lip-flapping, the BioS... read

Metacritic user reviews tear Diablo III apart


May 16
Anybody attempting to play Diablo III last night may have been disappointed to learn that the servers were down for a spell, meaning that even those who wanted to play solo were unable to log in and play. As outrage abounds o... read

Obsidian missed Metacritic bonus for Fallout: New Vegas


Mar 15
Does Metacritic matter? Ask your average gamer, and they will likely sneer with contempt, blame it for all the ills in the world, and declare that the collector of review scores is useless. Ask a developer like Obsidian, howe... read

Metacritic user reviews tear Mass Effect 3 to pieces


Mar 06
It's becoming all too common for gamers to hold irrational grudges against videogames they haven't played yet and take out their frustrations on Metacritic or Amazon. Games such as Portal 2 and Modern Warfare 3 have been vict... read

Batman: Arkham City is Metacritic's top rated 2011 game


Jan 13
Metacritic has released its annual list of top rated games, revealing that Batman: Arkham City on PS3 was the most critically acclaimed title of 2011. It beat out The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim by a mouse's cock.  Here's th... read

Telltale employees caught reviewing Jurassic Park


Nov 18
Some naughty Telltale employees were caught writing user reviews for Jurassic Park on Metacritic, with four 10/10 summaries going up at once. Their cover was blown by GameSpot, who found the reviews suspicious and did some de... read

The Dtoid Show: Ass Creed Review-lations & More EA Antics


Nov 14
Hey! You, the individual who is poorly informed of today's abysmally uneventful gaming news! Pay attention to me right now. Er. Watch The Destructoid Show. Today, we have some releases of the week. You can read about all of t... read

Modern Warfare 3 dev tries to boost Metacritic user score


Nov 14
OH THE CORRUPTION! Sledgehammer Games boss Glen Schofield has been upset by the Metacritic score for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and was caught red-handed attempting to boost it via Twitter. But before we grab our pit... read

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Metacritic user reviews take a dump on Modern Warfare 3


Nov 08
Metacritic user reviews are always good for a laugh, and the level of resentment they have for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a riot. Currently, the game boasts a 2.9/10 score average, as gamers have united in droves to po... read

Metacritic founder agrees game ratings are imbalanced


Jul 11
Marc Doyle, co-founder of Metacritic, was given an opportunity to actively defend his site's methodology and  its role in the industry on the latest A Jumps B Shoots Podcast and he thinks he's got the answer to our revie... read

The Jimquisition: Metacritic isn't the problem


Jun 27
If you believe angry comments from gamers around the Web, Metacritic is the very center of the Eye of Terror, a place where dreams go to die and all that once was good becomes corrupted and sits rotting at the feet of a thousand mewling worms.  Of course, Metacritic isn't actually like that, as you will soon see. read






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