Entries in 'reviews' (12)

Kotaku calls time on post-release review embargoes

Kotaku calls time on post-release review embargoes

The release yesterday of Assassin’s Creed: Unity in the US has caused a bit of a storm in parts of the consumer press.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2014 at 9:36AM in News
YouTubers required to be positive in return for Shadow of Mordor review code, report claims

YouTubers required to be positive in return for Shadow of Mordor review code, report claims

“Persuading viewers to purchase” and putting FCC disclosures at the bottom of the video description are among the many requirements asked of YouTubers who wanted to review Middle-earth: Shadow of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 7th 2014 at 3:57PM in News
Bayonetta 2 suffers low Japanese sales despite glowing reviews

Bayonetta 2 suffers low Japanese sales despite glowing reviews

Early signs suggest that while Bayonetta 2 will fare very well with critics, its commercial performance may be less impressive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 25th 2014 at 2:03PM in News
What does it say about reviews that Destiny shipped $500m without them?

What does it say about reviews that Destiny shipped $500m without them?

Destiny is already a huge commercial success, yet hardly any major specialist games site has published its review of the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2014 at 3:32PM in News

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Bungie says players should be wary of day one Destiny reviews

Bungie says players should be wary of day one Destiny reviews

There won’t be any pre-release reviews of Destiny because the game is impossible to assess without the involvement of the buying public.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2014 at 10:24AM in News
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

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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
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