Entries in 'reviews' (67)

Castlevania director accuses reviewers of "lacking honesty"

Castlevania director accuses reviewers of "lacking honesty"

One of the creators of Konami’s Castelvania: Lords of Shadow 2 has lashed out at some of the game’s reviews.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2014 at 4:20PM in News
2013 claims Metacritic record for lowest number of 'great games'

2013 claims Metacritic record for lowest number of 'great games'

Only seven individual console titles scored 90 per cent or higher on Metacritic in 2013 – “by far” the lowest number in a single year since the last-gen consoles arrived.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 2nd 2014 at 12:23PM in News
Activision: We listen to Call of Duty fans, not critics

Activision: We listen to Call of Duty fans, not critics

The importance of Call of Duty’s critical response pales compared to the thoughts of the series’ fans, Activision Publishing boss Eric Hirshberg has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2013 at 12:07PM in News
Steam introduces user review system

Steam introduces user review system

Valve is offering Steam users a megaphone to voice their opinions about games through Steam Reviews.

by Seth Tipps
on Nov 26th 2013 at 3:37PM in News

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Call of Duty's critical-consumer disconnect

Call of Duty's critical-consumer disconnect

It may sometimes feel like there’s a gulf separating those who make and release games and those who buy and play them.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2013 at 2:19PM in News
VIDEO: Current and next-gen versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts compared

VIDEO: Current and next-gen versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts compared

IGN has compiled a video comparison showing how Call of Duty: Ghosts performs on current-gen and next-gen consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2013 at 1:07PM in News
Videogamer.com changing review policy to remove "wall of text"

Videogamer.com changing review policy to remove "wall of text"

One UK consumer games site has revealed plans to change its review policy to offer more bite-sized information to readers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2013 at 11:03AM in News
Metacritic dismisses score-weighting report

Metacritic dismisses score-weighting report

A report claiming to reveal the systems that Metacritic uses to assign “importance” to reviews from various sites has been dismissed by the reviews aggregator.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 28th 2013 at 11:17AM in News

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Do video game critics matter?

Do video game critics matter?

Games critics didn’t like Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 4th 2013 at 1:33PM in News
Crytek insists Crysis 3 is the best in the series, despite lowest review scores

Crytek insists Crysis 3 is the best in the series, despite lowest review scores

"It is better than Crysis 2. It is better than Crysis 1. Technical and creatively, and storytelling – all aspects."

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2013 at 10:33AM in News
Freelance journo Irvine launches dlcentral.co.uk

Freelance journo Irvine launches dlcentral.co.uk

A new consumer website has launched that intends to offer unrivalled coverage of downloadable digital games content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 28th 2013 at 11:46AM in News
Reviews go live for Hitman: Absolution

Reviews go live for Hitman: Absolution

Square Enix is preparing to release its last big release of the year, and the review embargo for Hitman: Absolution broke overnight, painting a very welcoming picture.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2012 at 9:00AM in News

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343 Industries does the Chief proud as Halo 4 reviews land

343 Industries does the Chief proud as Halo 4 reviews land

Master Chief’s new stewards, Microsoft’s 343 Industries, has struck gold with its first Halo outing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 1st 2012 at 9:42AM in News
OPINION: Games reviewers don't exist in isolation

OPINION: Games reviewers don't exist in isolation

By the time the reviews hit, a consensus has more often than not already been reached.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2012 at 12:15PM in News
Resident Evil 6 reviews are go

Resident Evil 6 reviews are go

Just hours ahead of its UK arrival tomorrow (Tuesday October 2nd), the reviews have gone live for Resident Evil 6.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2012 at 4:12PM in News
Borderlands 2 looks to have exceeded expectations

Borderlands 2 looks to have exceeded expectations

2K Games’ Borderlands 2 hits UK retail this Friday – and if you weren’t excited before, the early reviews of the game may well change your mind.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2012 at 8:35AM in News

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Critics hail PES 2013 as a return to form for series

Critics hail PES 2013 as a return to form for series

We hear it every year, but early indications are that PES 2013 is genuinely the return to form that fans of the series have been craving.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2012 at 1:00PM in News
Appynation calls out sites that charge for game reviews

Appynation calls out sites that charge for game reviews

UK startup app publisher Appynation has taken the brave move of calling out six sites that it says routinely charge publishers and developers to review their games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 30th 2012 at 1:04PM in News
Rovio: Casual gamers use word of mouth, don't read reviews

Rovio: Casual gamers use word of mouth, don't read reviews

In the casual games market word of mouth trumps reviews, so says Rovio.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 28th 2012 at 1:20AM in News
Spec Ops: The Line reviews go live

Spec Ops: The Line reviews go live

The first reviews of Spec Ops: The Line have gone live, and critics are clearly impressed with the new approach 2K Games has adopted toward the shooting genre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2012 at 1:16PM in News
Max Payne 3 reviews are live

Max Payne 3 reviews are live

Publisher Rockstar has lifted the review embargo on Max Payne 3, which hits the US today and arrives in the UK this Friday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2012 at 2:52PM in News
Namco Bandai welcomes Witcher 2's Skyrim comparisons

Namco Bandai welcomes Witcher 2's Skyrim comparisons

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings arrives on Xbox 360 next week (April 17th) and Namco Bandai is brimming with confidence.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2012 at 1:34PM in News
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings review roundup

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings review roundup

The first UK reviews for Namco Bandai’s The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings have gone live, and critics are delighted with what the former PC-only title has to offer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2012 at 11:07AM in News
Critics fall in love with Mass Effect 3

Critics fall in love with Mass Effect 3

The US release Mass Effect 3 in the US overnight has been met with universal and gushing praise from video game critics.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2012 at 8:47AM in News
Rayman Origins tops Vita review chart

Rayman Origins tops Vita review chart

Ubisoft’s colourful platformer Rayman Origins has emerged as the critics’ favourite of the PlayStation Vita launch range.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2012 at 1:47PM in News