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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. The Nintendo boss dedicated a significant part of his investor briefing to talking up the reviews aggregator, highlighting the success that Nintendo is currently enjoying with the critics. Foreign website Metacritic.com is well known …

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Nintendo tops Metacritic’s 5th Annual game publisher rankings

Metacritic data has shown that Nintendo titles had the highest average review score in 2014. Games by the platform holder averaged 76.5 per cent with critics. That placed them ahead of Ubisoft in second (74.1%), EA in third (74.5% – see below for the reasoning behind that positioning), Sony in …

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Only three original console games averaged 90% or more on Metacritic in 2014

It appears that gaming’s transition year has turned into transition years” – that’s the headline from Metacritic after a poor year for game quality. The reviews aggregator said that for the second year in a row just 11 console games (and nine unique titles) scored 90 per cent or higher …

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Time to kill Metacritic

I’ve enjoyed reading some recent video games criticism. Not just because they’ve been insightful and informative – games reviews often are – but because the critics have been disagreeing with one another. I always used to be perplexed by video game reviews because, on the whole, all the critics seemed …

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Amazon introduces Metacritic ratings to game product listings

Some Amazon customers are now being presented with Metacritic ratings in certain video game product listings. Polygon reports that the addition is only showing up for users in some regions, while an Amazon forum thread adds that the feature is only appearing on certain products. When it does appear, the …

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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. When PC and handheld games are added into the mix the total reaches 18, matching 2012. PlayStation formats were the …

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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. It will come as no surprise that the game certainly packs some additional visual flourishes on PS4, although truth be told the gap is less pronounced than in titles such as Battlefield …

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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. Gamasutra has reported that websites whose reviews are included in Metacritic’s roundup were split into six different categories, with those in higher tiers having a …

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Metacritic names EA as 2012’s top publisher

EA has been named as the most critically successful publisher of 2012 by reviews aggregation site Metacritic. The report included all publishers who had released 15 or more titles and factored in metrics including average review score and the number of good (75%+), bad (49%-) and great (90%+) titles published. …

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Football Manager 2013 is series’ fastest-selling game yet

Football Manager 2013 enjoyed double-digit growth worldwide compared to the previous game. That makes it the fastest selling game in the series to date, says developer Sports Interactive. The title was boosted by the new ‘time friendly’ Classic Mode, the fact the game hasn’t been pirated yet and growth in …

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