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Moore says Metacritic not so relevant to Wii sales

We've heard stories of PR reps and devs obsessing over Metacritic scores, but EA Sports' Peter Moore's not sweating them, at least when it comes to Wii games. Noting that some titles in the low 70s can still move millions upon millions of units, Moore says that the people buying casual games and...

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Edge asks 'How good are Xbox games, really?'

It's the moment we all dread: Opening a carefully wrapped video game gift from a non-gaming relative. The chances that you'll need to hang onto that gift receipt? Astronomically high -- unless they are given explicit buying instructions. Wishing to put a number to the above hypothesis, Edge and...

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Ubisoft 'least consistent,' Rockstar 'most consistent,' concludes study of Metacritic

Prepare yourself for some simple math and inflammatory statements. Gaming industry analysis site GameQuarry recently performed a breakdown of Metacritic ratings for titles released by major publishers to determine whose releases were of a consistently high quality. Assigning each release an A - F...

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Publishers: Movie tie-in games don't need critical acclaim

While publishers may unleash the PR hounds over some games, apparently they aren't so concerned when it comes to movie tie-in titles. MCV spoke with several company representatives behind this year's movie-licensed cash-ins, revealing the opinion that megaplex titles are enjoyed by fans of the...

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Sega discusses the importance of Metacritic scores

Speaking to GI.biz, Sega Europe president and COO Mike Hayes discussed the importance of Metacritic, specifically to publishers approaching developers about future projects. Hayes said that being able to "put objectivity" into the video game business is very important when publishers are putting...

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Meta-Metareview: The best reviewed games of 2008

With almost all of the big games of '08 now on shelves (we're looking at you, Prince of Persia) or available via Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, you're left with a lot of choices. Some of them you've already bought; others you've been on the fence over; others you didn't realize were...

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Metacritic to crack down on phoney user ratings

Thousands of suspiciously low user ratings for Gears of War 2 were evidently the tipping point for aggregate reviews site Metacritic. With the game averaging in the low- to mid-90% range from various media outlets, just shy of 4,000 user votes have it at a measly 3.5/10 – this before it has...

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Download now, or forever hold your points: Potential delisted Xbox Live Arcade titles

Our Xbox-toting brethren at 360 Fanboy recently came across a list of Xbox Live Arcade titles which may be up for expungement in Microsoft's spring cleaning of their online store. The list (available after the break) includes all titles that fulfill the first and second criteria of Microsoft's new...

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What are the 5 worst DS games you ever played?

What do you think the top 5 worst games on the DS are? As we give you time to ponder that, we'll just dish out the list, as listed on Metacritic. It goes: King Kong Rhythm 'n Notes: Improve Your Music Skills Home Rollerz Wiffle Ball Deal or No Deal But, who cares about review scores,...

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SCEA is best reviewed publisher of 2007

SCEA has had a rather stellar lineup of games in 2007. On PS3, gamers were treated to titles, such as Uncharted and Ratchet & Clank. On PSP, gamers could enjoy Syphon Filter and Jeanne d'Arc. Even the PS2 got some love, with God of War II and some strong ports of PSP titles. Sure, it's had...

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