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Day One: Garry's Incident developers censoring criticism

Wild Games Studio, the company behind Day One: Garry's Incident, is currently caught up in a controversy surrounding criticism of its game on YouTube. Immensely popular PC game critic John "TotalBiscuit" Bain has accused the studio of tryin...

 
 
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Rhymedown Spectacular: Whine out of Ten

This week, Yahtzee tackles ludonarrative dissonance and puts forth a most eloquent explanation. Meanwhile, I ... well ... look at the title. You know what this is about. You know.  And you love it. 

 
 
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Jimquisition: Dragon's Frown

Oh yes, it's another video about reviews and things. Not quite the usual flavor, but certainly something that cannot be repeated enough. If you're a fan of Vanillaware, you may not be helping by pouring excessive scorn on a reviewer who ma...

 
 
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Rhymedown Spectacular: Confessions of a Game Reviewer

Welcome to another episode of Rhymedown Spectacular, AKA Yahtzee Won This Week! Having grown accustomed to failing a competition that is not a competition, I think I'm gonna just start getting weird with these poems.  Not this week, t...

 
 
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We don't wait for games to not suck

A couple weeks ago, I posted my review of SimCity on ScrewAttack. I gave the game a 1/10, which is the lowest I've ever scored anything. That review sparked a surprising amount of controversy amongst one of my roommates who claimed that it ...

 
 
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Jon Blow likens popular games to dog food

Indie developer Jonathan Blow is angry again, and this time he's got his sights set on critically acclaimed games, alongside the critics acclaiming them. Telling the world he's played some recent games that were "obviously terrible," he say...

 
 
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Metacritic's top rated games of 2012

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 top honor with a ...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Review Scores Are Not Evil

When Jim Sterling isn't busy being the voice of a generation, he's a videogame reviewer -- one that's constantly told to abolish review scores. This is a silly request, hinging on the belief that review scores are an evil we simply endure....

 
 
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EA: Warfighter is better than reviews say, trust us!

Usually, a negative review for a major videogame is accompanied by all sorts of wailing and caterwauling from angry fans, but in the case of Medal of Honor: Warfighter, most readers expected it. All except Medal of Honor's biggest...

 
 
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This is why Conan O'Brien is the best game reviewer

On Thursday, Team Coco kicked off a new web series called Clueless Gamer, in which Conan O'Brien tries (and fails) to play a videogame then assigns a review score. And unlike The Tommy Wi-Show, it won't make you feel like you've just caugh...

 
 
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Obsidian missed Metacritic bonus for Fallout: New Vegas

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, however, and you'll...

 
 
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Metacritic user reviews tear Mass Effect 3 to pieces

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 victims in the past...

 
 
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Dear reviewers, we need another word for 'experience'

There's a grave problem facing videogame reviewers today. No, it's not the rampant backlash over numerical scores. No, it's not corruption and publisher pressure. It's something far more deadly to our entire industry ... we've run out of th...

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

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 the full list, in...

 
 
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The wackiest Destructoid reviews of 2011

Destructoid reviews can get something of a ... spirited ... reaction from readers. Our scores don't always line up with the majority of other publications, and some gamers can't stand that. However, as we learned this year, even when our sc...

 
 
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Presenting the new-look Destructoid reviews format

We at Destructoid are always looking to improve our reviews. They're a huge part of our site and one of the most controversial aspects of any videogame community, so ensuring that reviews are clear, concise and fair should be a prime priori...

 
 
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Telltale employees caught reviewing Jurassic Park

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 detective work (G...

 
 
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The Jimquisition: Hate Out Of Ten

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 than ever, and spa...

 
 
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Modern Warfare 3 dev tries to boost Metacritic user score

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 pitchforks, it's n...

 
 
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Mega64 presents Modern Game Journalism: The Movie

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...

 
 
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Metacritic user reviews take a dump on Modern Warfare 3

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 pour derision on ...

 
 
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Art Juice: Gamer

[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!] They say art...

 
 
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Does Uncharted turn people psychotic?

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 game because he kn...

 
 
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DICE: Battlefield 3 will be judged by review scores

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 other way of eval...

 
 




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