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Telltale employees caught reviewing Jurassic Park


Nov 18
// Jim Sterling
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...
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The Jimquisition: Hate Out Of Ten


Nov 14
// Jim Sterling
Review controversies are nothing new, but things went from bad to worse this year with gamers going crazy every time a major title got scored by various outlets. The "Year of Threes" have created more high profile titles tha...
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Modern Warfare 3 dev tries to boost Metacritic user score


Nov 14
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Ladies and gentlemen, this may be the most important film you will ever see. It's raw, it's gritty, it's real, it shakes the very foundation of the enthusiast gaming press. This is a movie that will change not only the future of filmmaking but also the very fabric of social constructionism. Modern Game Journalism: The Movie: The Trailer [GameTrailers]

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Metacritic user reviews take a dump on Modern Warfare 3


Nov 08
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Art Juice: Gamer


Oct 26
// Jim Sterling
[Every week (until I get bored), Art Juice takes a recent videogame story and provides an unremittingly artistic slant, telling us a little something about ourselves in the process ... whether we want to know the truth or not...
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Does Uncharted turn people psychotic?


Oct 26
// Jim Sterling
Our very own Jordan Devore linked to this thread on NeoGAF last night, which is full to the brim with commentary about Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and the recently released reviews. Now, we had Chad Concelmo review the gam...
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DICE: Battlefield 3 will be judged by review scores


Oct 24
// Jim Sterling
Gamers often complain that publishers put too much stock in Metacritic averages and I'm inclined to agree. However, Battlefield 3 producer Patrick Bach has said that his game will fall into the same trap because there's no ot...
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EA Norway tries to manipulate Battlefield 3 review scores


Oct 19
// Jim Sterling
Electronic Arts' Norwegian division was caught with its hands in the cookie jar earlier this week after a number of publications spoke out against its Battlefield 3 reviewer grooming process. The publisher was sending ou...
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Cliffy B 'upset' by hateful 8/10 Gears of War 3 reviews


Sep 16
// Jim Sterling
With any other videogame, scoring an 8/10 would be considered glowing praise. According to Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski, however, that couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, according to him, anybody who dares give Gear...
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Duke Nukem voice actor slams 'clueless' critics


Jun 17
// Jim Sterling
Duke Nukem voice actor Jon St. John has written off negative reviews of Duke Nukem Forever as coming from "clueless" critics. These, of course, are the same critics that would have been quoted on press releases had they said ...

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