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Metacritic pulls developer ratings

Just days after introducing its new individual developer ratings, reviews aggregation site Metacritic has pulled the plug on the service. It does, however, intend to reinstate it in the future. "Although our credits database is growing, as our users’ feedback has indicated, it is a work in progress and is …

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Metacritic introduces individual dev ratings

Review score aggregator Metacritic has begun profiling individual games industry professionals. Individual listings of studio heads, project leads and game designers currently show a basic outline of their career work. Data for individual developers cannot yet be navigated from the Metacritic home pages or games pages, but custom entry URLs …

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Metacritic adds iOS section

Reviews aggregator Metacritic has – some would say belatedly – added an iOS section to its site to keep track of reviews of games released for Apple’s range of devices. The new section goes live with a huge number of games on its database, though for the time being just …

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Take-Two: Metacritic key to games success

Strauss Zelnick says a high Metacritic rating is crucial to the success of a new IP. The Take-Two Interactive CEO and chairman told the audience of Wedbush Morgan’s media conference in New York that review scores are more important in gaming than in any other entertainment business, according to Gamasutra. …

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Take-Two wins Metacritic publisher report

Reviews aggregation site Metacritic has named Take-Two as the most critically successful publisher of 2010. The company emerged with a review score average of 77.1 per cent, thanks mainly to the strong reception given to Red Dead Redemption (95 per cent) and Sid Meier’s Civilization V (90 per cent). The …

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Brotherhood reviews top COD, NFS

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood has received rave reviews, making it one of the most critically claimed games available this Christmas. At the time of writing, the game boasts a Metacritic average of 91 per cent for the PS3 edition and 90 for the Xbox 360 version – currently outranking all …

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Metacritic wants reviews to be art

One of the founders of reviews aggregation site Metacritic has told MCV that he wants games reviews to progress to the stage where they can themselves be considered as pieces of art. I can only hope that with the decline in the number and influence of traditional media outlets there …

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