It appears that EA, the developers behind the upcoming Battlefield 3, may be trying to manipulate the scores that reviewers will be giving the game. While not directly influencing the reviewers to give the game a positive score, it seems that EA may be preventing anybody from reviewing the game who may not do so favorably.
I’ve been arguing for a while now in various Arcade Stick features and reviews that the time is now for fans of fighting games to pick up a FightStick. The resurgence of the Fighting genre kicked off by Street Fighter IV is showing no sign of stopping with a veritable barrage of new releases coming this year on top of all the excellent ones already out there. But, I understand, [...]
Link to watch the film for free online: http://screwattack.com/videos/Mega-Man This review will contain major spoilers and assumes the reader has already watched the film as it is freely available online. If you’re after a recommendation, then yes, go watch it now! For full review, read after the cut:
In some ways this is a follow up to my last Evening Topic where we discussed fanboyism. Everything from films to plays gets reviewed in some form or another and video games are, of course, no exception. But video game reviews have a tendency to stir up a lot of controversy, especially among fans of certain games. Not only are reviews a source of fanboy rage, there’s also a strange [...]
The release of Ashes Cricket 2009 right now may seem strange – it’s a funny time to release a game, slap bang in the middle of the summer gaming slowdown, but in the case of Ashes there’s definitely no better time for the game to land. Right now, the actual real Ashes Tournament is taking place and Cricket has actually been promoted to be important enough to be front or [...]
Shawn Elliot (best known from GFW, EGM, and 1up) has started a symposium on his blog focusing on game reviews. While this may not be too earth shattering by itself; the scope of it is. The symposium encompasses topics such as Review Scores; Review Policy, Practice and Ethics; Reader Backlash; Reviews in the Age of Social media; Reviews in the Mainstream Media; Casual, Indie, User-Generated Games; Reviews vs. Criticism; and [...]
Microsoft has just lifted the global embargo on Gears of War 2 reviews across the internet, and the scores are coming in fast. Here’s a comprehensive list of scores from most of the major gaming websites. Gears of Wars 2 is released this Friday, exclusive to Xbox 360. Eurogamer – 9 Gametrailers – 9.5 CVG – 9.3 X3F – No score JeuxVideo – 19/20 1UP – A Gameplayer – 9.5 [...]