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I’ve stated my doubt in game review scores before, and this Gamasutra article from Simon Parkin might not bring new views to the table but considering how publishers base more and heavier decisions on metacritic scores, a good, up-to-date reflection of review scores is in order;

“Last month a British games journalist reviewed Xbox Live Arcade‚Äôs Penny Arcade Adventures for two different publications. In one of the magazines the game scored 4/10 while, in the other it was awarded 68%

Two weeks later Microsoft announced their plans to remove games with an average Metacritic score of 65% or lower from their XBLA service. If the decision on whether to keep Penny Arcade Adventures on the service were to be based solely on the judgement of this reviewer, its fate would swing on which review was looked at.”

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Posted on Jun 09/08 by Saint and filed under Gaming culture | No Comments »