Entries in 'reviews' (13)

Steam reverses some of its recent review changes

Steam reverses some of its recent review changes

After that anger that greeted its recent changes, Valve has further tweaked Steam’s user review system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2016 at 11:46AM in News
Some games see huge userscore swings after Steam changes

Some games see huge userscore swings after Steam changes

One game saw its user review score change from a very decent 88 to a far less inspiring 14 following Valve’s changes to the user review system on Steam yesterday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2016 at 2:22PM in News
Steam reviews tightened to omit ratings from redeemed games

Steam reviews tightened to omit ratings from redeemed games

Customers who have obtained a game by redeeming a key as opposed to buying directly through Steam will no longer be able to attribute a score to their reviews.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2016 at 10:27AM in News

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Steam user review system tweaked

Steam user review system tweaked

Valve has altered the way user reviews are accessed on Steam to separate newer and older entries.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2016 at 11:56AM in News
Harmonix admits its staff posted positive Rock Band 4 reviews on Amazon

Harmonix admits its staff posted positive Rock Band 4 reviews on Amazon

Developer Harmonix has admitted that a number of its employees left positive reviews for its recent release Rock Band 4 on Amazon’s website.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 1:44PM in News
Amazon sues over 1,000 fake reviewers

Amazon sues over 1,000 fake reviewers

US retail giant Amazon has issued a lawsuit against 1,114 people accused of posting fake product reviews on its website.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 19th 2015 at 9:05AM in News
OpenCritic is a new rival to Metacritic

OpenCritic is a new rival to Metacritic

Reviews aggregation site Metacritic has a new rival in the video games space.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2015 at 1:01PM in News

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Dev found guilty of offering Steam keys in return for reviews

Dev found guilty of offering Steam keys in return for reviews

Developer RosePortal Games has had all user reviews wiped for its PC RPG Epic Quest of the 4 Crystals by Valve.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2015 at 11:08AM in News
Epic Cards Battle developer offers player rewards for Steam reviews

Epic Cards Battle developer offers player rewards for Steam reviews

Develop MomoStorm Entertainment has caused a stir on Steam by saying it will hand out free game currency to those who post a review of its game Epic Cards Battles ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2015 at 11:48AM in News
At least one publisher still loves Metacritic (it's Nintendo)

At least one publisher still loves Metacritic (it's Nintendo)

Metacritic may be increasing falling out of favour, but Satoru Iwata is having none of it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 2:31PM in News
Nintendo tops Metacritic's 5th Annual game publisher rankings

Nintendo tops Metacritic's 5th Annual game publisher rankings

Metacritic data has shown that Nintendo titles had the highest average review score in 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 12:25PM in News

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Selling in the Social Age: How to harness the power of the internet

Selling in the Social Age: How to harness the power of the internet

Times have changed. So goes the well-worn adage, and it holds as true for games retail as any other sector caught up in the digital revolution.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 1:00PM in News