Did Sports Video Games Really Get Any Better in 2012?

Earlier this week, Metacritic bemoaned 2012 as a year of poorer review scores for video games than the one preceding it. Fewer titles surpassed the all-important 90—which practically guarantees job security to those who developed or greenlit the project—than in 2011. Interestingly, the three console platforms' average… » 1/06/13 4:30pm 1/06/13 4:30pm

Even If No One Listens, Let the Review Bombs Fall

It's easy to sit back and scoff at "review bombing," as we saw last week » 5/25/12 9:00pm 5/25/12 9:00pm when Blizzard . Flooding Amazon to give zero stars to something others have , sure, that's not a legitimate review. And people staging a sit-in aren't there to legitimately patronize a public accommodation, either. But a sit-in is a legitimate…

Modern Warfare 3 Developer Pleads for Better Metascores, Discovers…

Why someone from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 developer Sledgehammer would consider its fan-voted Metacritic score worth a get-out-the-vote tweet is utterly beyond me. It is by far the most polarizing title among gaming's annual releases, so a user score of 1.7 is probably to be expected, given how much gaming's … » 11/17/11 9:00pm 11/17/11 9:00pm

Metacritic Calls on Writers to Review More Shitty Games

Metacritic's founder made a little bit of a stir earlier in the week when he went on the A Jumps B Shoots podcast to discuss a wide variety of topics, one of them being that game reviewers were obligated to "review all the shit," not just good games or those expected to sell well. GamePro followed up for a… » 7/16/11 11:00am 7/16/11 11:00am