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Metacritic targets fanboy reviews

Leading online reviews aggregation site Metacritic is to introduce fresh registration measures and crack down on pre-release user reviews following a spate of fanboy attacks that resulted in a number of top titles receiving disproportionately poor user reviews. At the time of writing, 3671 users had left scores for Microsoft’s …

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LittleBigPlanet scores 95% on Metacritic

Sony’s LittleBigPlanet is storming Metacritic, averaging an astounding 9.5/10 from the Western world’s major press. The score (correct at the time of posting) makes the game the second highest-ever scoring game on PS3, behind GTA IV. It beats lauded releases such as COD4 (9.4/10), MGS4 (9.4/10) and Rock Band (9.2/10). …

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FIFA 09 earns 90% Metacritic average

EA is enjoying an unprecedented series of review scores for FIFA 09 and Dead Space , according to official ratings aggregator Metacritic. The Xbox 360 version of FIFA 09 is currently averaging out at 9/10, with top scores from titles such as GamesMaster, Official Xbox Magazine and X360. The PS3 …

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GTA IV: Best game in over a decade, say critics

According to Metacritic, the website that compiles reviews from respected critics and publications for film, DVD, books, television and games, the latest edition of the Grand Theft Auto series has scored 99 out of 100, an almost unprecedented score. The only other game to score that highly is Legend of …

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Riccitiello: EAs review scores are unacceptable

In a recent meeting with Wall Street analysts, EA boss John Riccitiello has stated that the company’s dropping average review score is the most important problem facing the firm. Reuters reports much of Ricitiello’s presentation concerned review aggregation site Metacritic, whose average score for EA’s software in 2007 fell from …

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