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RETAIL BIZ: Today’s charts and buying guide

MCV’s vital weekly retail digest, RetailBiz, is available to view online and download now. Our essential six-page supplement offers an in-depth look at this week’s official Gfk-ChartTrack multiformat Top 40 – still topped by EA’s Mass Effect 2 – as well as all of the official UK single and multi-format …

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RETAIL BIZ: Todays charts and buying guide

MCV’s vital weekly retail digest, RetailBiz, is available to view online and download now. Our essential six-page supplement offers an in-depth look at this week’s official Gfk-ChartTrack multiformat Top 40 – topped this week by EA’s Mass Effect 2 – as well as all of the official UK single and …

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PS3 gets Metacritic 2009 gong

Reviews aggregation site Metacritic has revealed its 2009 Game Platform Power Rankings charts, and it’s the PS3 that has emerged as this year’s champion. The chart combines a number of factors but is designed to name the platform that has consistently delivered the best quality software over the last 12 …

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Tony Hawk defends Ride

Globally recognised pro skateboarder Tony Hawk has spoken in defence of Activision’s Tony Hawk: Ride, accusing many critics of failing to give the game the credit he feels it deserves. Most snarky critics had their minds set before ever seeing/playing the game,” Hawk said on his Twitter profile. I’m proud …

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Importance of reviews questioned

The importance of reviews aggregators such as Metacritic may be overstated, according to Cowen Group analyst Doug Creutz, who claims that of the eight metrics measured review scores emerged as the least influential. Instead, the study found that word-of-mouth was by far the most effective driver of consumer purchases. We …

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Sony and Microsoft wage Metacritic war

Amidst all the talk of NPD’s March year-on-year hardware sales comparisons, chart-topping software battles and third party revenue numbers, Sony and Microsoft both chose to play the PR game on another front – Metacritic review aggregations. In its post-March response, Sony stated that: Approximately one in every three PS3 titles …

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86% score for Call of Duty: WaW on Metacritic

The average scores for Activision Blizzard’s record-breaking Call Of Duty World at War are in – and it’s levelled out at around 86 per cent. According to US and UK reviews aggregator Metacritic, the PC version has earned an 89 per cent average review, with the PS3 SKU following on …

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Resistance 2 scores 88% on Metacritic

Sony’s big FPS release on PS3, Resistance 2, is currently sitting on an 88 per cent average review score on Metacritic. That leaves the game at 16th spot in the PS3 All Time High Scores list on the site – which aggregate scores from the US and UK specialist press. …

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