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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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Do video game critics matter?

Games critics didn’t like Aliens: Colonial Marines. The game’s Metacritic score was just 49. But despite the critical mauling it reached No.1 during its launch week and is the fastest selling game of the year so far. Meanwhile, last year’s XCom: Enemy Unknown was loved by game reviewers. And although …

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Crytek insists Crysis 3 is the best in the series, despite lowest review scores

"It is better than Crysis 2. It is better than Crysis 1. Technical and creatively, and storytelling – all aspects." That’s the analysis of Crytek founder Cevat Yerli, who believes that the studio’s latest release Crysis 3 is the best it has ever released. Obviously you’d expect him to say …

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Freelance journo Irvine launches dlcentral.co.uk

A new consumer website has launched that intends to offer unrivalled coverage of downloadable digital games content. It’s called dlcentral.co.uk and is run by freelancer Nathan Irvine. Irvine’s a familiar face to many in the industry following his successful eight year stint at Future publishing where he began at PSM2 …

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Reviews go live for Hitman: Absolution

Square Enix is preparing to release its last big release of the year, and the review embargo for Hitman: Absolution broke overnight, painting a very welcoming picture. This is a fantastic package – a dark, witty tale of death and retribution that can be whatever you want it to,” Official …

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343 Industries does the Chief proud as Halo 4 reviews land

Master Chief’s new stewards, Microsoft’s 343 Industries, has struck gold with its first Halo outing. Halo 4 reviews landed online this morning, delivering near-universal praise for the Chief’s latest adventure and likely his last outing on Xbox 360. At the time of writing the game has an impressive 91 per …

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OPINION: Games reviewers don’t exist in isolation

By the time the reviews hit, a consensus has more often than not already been reached. We are the Borg. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile. When I rule the world, video games reviews will be made very differently. Reviewers will be locked into cells in …

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Resident Evil 6 reviews are go

Just hours ahead of its UK arrival tomorrow (Tuesday October 2nd), the reviews have gone live for Resident Evil 6. And as was always expected from a game that dares to stray so far from its established formula, the critical reception so far is proving very mixed. Resident Evil used …

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Borderlands 2 looks to have exceeded expectations

2K Games’ Borderlands 2 hits UK retail this Friday – and if you weren’t excited before, the early reviews of the game may well change your mind. A rudimentary appraisal of the game is that Gearbox is simply super-sizing its 2009 sleeper-hit, giving players more – well, a super-tanker-load more …

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Critics hail PES 2013 as a return to form for series

We hear it every year, but early indications are that PES 2013 is genuinely the return to form that fans of the series have been craving. Even if you find learning Cruyff turns a turn-off, in PES 2013 there’s one button that it’s crucial to get to grips with, and …

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