GiantBomb now listed on MetaCritic.

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#1  Edited By Jayge_

I don't think I've ever seen a GB score on Metacritic before, but the good ol' idiots who decided to convert 1UP's Grade scale to numbers took it upon themselves to do the same for GB. I noticed it while looking at the Fable II page. So, time to watch average games trickle even lower, and developer's bonuses shrink even smaller, as yet another scoring method gets converted (wrongly) into numerics and unbalances the average yet again. Oh joy. Also, they're listed as giving 100 for Dead Space. wat. How unprofessional does that look o.0

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#2  Edited By Demilich

Has been for a very long time sir.

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#3  Edited By HandsomeDead

And therein lies the problem with Metacritic and such.

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#4  Edited By kush

They have been on metacritic for a while now...

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#5  Edited By breton

Or, y'know, not attempt to convert them at all.

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#6  Edited By Demilich
Tarsier said:
"They should make the 5 count for 95 and the 4 count for 85  and the 3 count for 65 and the 2 count for 45 and the 1 count for 25."
That's... Just stupid...
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#7  Edited By pause422

They've been there for a bit now, and yep..already several 3/5 games meta critic rated for them like 60s or something making them seem even shittier, so its already begun, but will only get worse. I really hate the people that just rely on metacritic and think its the end all be all of game scores and actually means shit.

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#8  Edited By mike

This could be good for traffic, though...Metacritic user sees a score of 60 or 100 and says "WTF!?!?!" then clicks through to the site. It probably doesn't work like they, but hey, don't poke holes in my theories damnit.

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#9  Edited By kush
Tarsier said:
"They should make the 5 count for 95 and the 4 count for 85  and the 3 count for 65 and the 2 count for 45 and the 1 count for 25."
That makes absolutely no sense.
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#10  Edited By mike
Kush said:
"Tarsier said:
"They should make the 5 count for 95 and the 4 count for 85  and the 3 count for 65 and the 2 count for 45 and the 1 count for 25."
That makes absolutely no sense."
Agreed, everyone knows that the 5 should count for 94.3 and the 4 should be 87.6.  Duh.
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#11  Edited By kush
MB said:
"Agreed, everyone knows that the 5 should count for 94.3 and the 4 should be 87.6.  Duh."
I was actually thinking that the 5 should stand for 94.2 and the 4 should stand for 87.7, but I could be talking out of my ass on that one.
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#12  Edited By brukaoru
Demilich said:
"Has been for a very long time sir."
Yep.

HandsomeDead said:
"And therein lies the problem with Metacritic and such."
I think it would be better if GiantBomb wasn't listed on there. Or maybe they could list it as a "read full review" and not add it to the overall score.
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#13  Edited By Milkman

Giant Bomb has been on Metacritic since before the actual site even launched.

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#14  Edited By ryanwho

The good thing about converting shit it numbers that isn't meant to is 50 becomes average again. Maybe if more people do this we'll be using the full fucking scale again and idiots conjecturing the 'objective' greatness of something with a 9.7 average over the game with a 'mere' 9.3 will have to find something better to do like maybe cut their wrists. Then again, Metacritic gives 1up's A and A+ games 100s so maybe if they keep acting retarded nothing will change.

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#15  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

Metacritics rating system sucks. They even say "For those critics who do not provide a score, we'll assign a score from 0-100 based on the general impression given by the review." How the hell can they do that? Assign a score to a review that has no score!!! It's stupid, and it is why metacritic should not be trusted with anything.

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#16  Edited By pause422
brukaoru said:
"Demilich said:
"Has been for a very long time sir."
Yep.

HandsomeDead said:
"And therein lies the problem with Metacritic and such."
I think it would be better if GiantBomb wasn't listed on there. Or maybe they could list it as a "read full review" and not add it to the overall score.
"
Yeah but that would make sense wouldn't it? Metacritic is retarded so, making sense definitely isn't gonna be their approach.
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#17  Edited By ryanwho

I'd be more inclined simply not to trust people who give metacritic validity. I think its important that stupid people have devices out there that make it more obvious they're stupid via association so I'm glad the site's around.

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#18  Edited By Demilich
ryanwho said:
"I'd be more inclined simply not to trust people who give metacritic validity. I think its important that stupid people have devices out there that make it more obvious they're stupid via association so I'm glad the site's around."

Does that mean you're even more inclined not to trust people who give individual reviews validity? Logically it does, which means you trust no one here.
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#19  Edited By ryanwho
Trust no one.
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#20  Edited By kush
ryanwho said:
"Trust no one."
I don't trust you.
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#21  Edited By Demilich
Kush said:
"ryanwho said:
"Trust no one."
I don't trust you."
I +1'd you because I trust that you do not trust him.

I don't trust you either.

-1'd myself.
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#22  Edited By Geno

Metacritic just doesn't work because every site has a different grading scale which mean different things. It's good for getting an overall idea of scores, but not as some objective standard. It's probably better just to pick 2-3 review sites that you respect and trust, and just use them.

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#23  Edited By ryanwho

I've been backstabbed I can't believe it. But I can, cus I don't trust you, but I shouldn't believe it cus I also don't trust myself not trusting you.

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#24  Edited By breton

I don't like this thread.

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#25  Edited By RHCPfan24

It has been there for awhile and there scores shouldn't be there considering they rate with stars.
 breton said:

"I don't like this thread."
Me neither.
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#26  Edited By OmegaPirate
Careful guys we are awfully close to dividing by 0 here
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#27  Edited By BiggerBomb

I wish someone would take Metacritic up by the collar, give it a giant wedgie, and kick it into a bed of venomous snakes.

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#28  Edited By Cogito
Kush said:
"MB said:
"Agreed, everyone knows that the 5 should count for 94.3 and the 4 should be 87.6.  Duh."
I was actually thinking that the 5 should stand for 94.2 and the 4 should stand for 87.7, but I could be talking out of my ass on that one."
Actually I think all 5 scores should stand for 3.1415926 , you know, because any site that doesn't grade with that number is stupid   *sarcasm*.
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#29  Edited By Vaxadrin

So you're whining about Metacritic, but wouldn't you have had to be browsing Metacritic in the first place to see that?

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#30  Edited By Hamz
OmegaPirate said:
"Careful guys we are awfully close to dividing by 0 here"
Oh shi....lets not do that, please god lets not do that at all.

I honestly don't know what to think about the way MetaCritic has dealt with the conversation of 5 stars to points. I suppose 5 stars does mean a score of 100 when you think about it as 5 stars is the highest possible score a game can get on GiantBomb...

But in all honesty i rarely notice or use metacritic scores.
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#31  Edited By Vaxadrin

None of it adds up because a 7/10 on IGN might be an 8/10 somewhere else which might be 3/5 stars here which might be a 5/10 somewhere that uses an actual 1-10 scale.

Essentially what I'm getting at is fuck people who care about review scores.  Go cry in the Fable 2 review comments section.

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#32  Edited By BiggerBomb
Vaxadrin said:
"None of it adds up because a 7/10 on IGN might be an 8/10 somewhere else which might be 3/5 stars here which might be a 5/10 somewhere that uses an actual 1-10 scale.

Essentially what I'm getting at is fuck people who care about review scores.  Go cry in the Fable 2 review comments section."

Jayge isn't whining about review scores, he is pissed about them. Metacritic innacurately translates numbers and he's angry that developers are penalized for poor ratings on Metacritic. I agree.
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#33  Edited By Vaxadrin

It's not "inaccurate", it's math.  Blame the developer & publishers who place importance in Metacritic.

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#34  Edited By BiggerBomb
Vaxadrin said:
"It's not "inaccurate", it's math.  Blame the developer & publishers who place importance in Metacritic."

Oooooh, I spelt something wrong after a 6 hour day of school. Oh geez...
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#35  Edited By ryanwho
Vaxadrin said:
"It's not "inaccurate", it's math.  Blame the developer & publishers who place importance in Metacritic."
Its inaccurate and its math. And. Inaccurate math is useless, and even accurate math applied to represent something wholly interpretive is asinine and backwards enough as it is without being inaccurate about what its recording to begin with. (See again, A and A+ equaling the same score).
However, considering how shitty most game sites are in the way of navigation, if you're looking for links directly to specific reviews metacritic is useful in that one way.
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#36  Edited By Vaxadrin

Well, 100 point review scales are asinine and backwards.

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#37  Edited By Dalai

Review scores are great and all... but maybe people should actually read the reviews before getting their panties in a twist.

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#38  Edited By Systech

They have actually been on there for a while now, but it's cool though.

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#39  Edited By Jayge_
BiggerBomb said:
"Vaxadrin said:
"None of it adds up because a 7/10 on IGN might be an 8/10 somewhere else which might be 3/5 stars here which might be a 5/10 somewhere that uses an actual 1-10 scale.

Essentially what I'm getting at is fuck people who care about review scores.  Go cry in the Fable 2 review comments section."

Jayge isn't whining about review scores, he is pissed about them. Metacritic innacurately translates numbers and he's angry that developers are penalized for poor ratings on Metacritic. I agree."
This. I do think that developers and publishers grading bonuses and shit on the Metacritic average is stupid; it gives it a huge weight that it doesn't deserve. I personally browse it just to see an aggregate of most reviews to peruse over; but the fact that Cnet (obviously aware of their daughter site's importance) fucks with shit like 1UP or GB's scale like that is a dick move.
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#40  Edited By clarke0

I hate Metacritic and I actually started a thread about this issue a long time ago. The star system DOES NOT fit into a 100 point scale... and the 100 point scale is useless now anyway. You know, since anything below 8.0 is "crap".

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#41  Edited By Verdugo
OmegaPirate said:
"Careful guys we are awfully close to dividing by 0 here"

What other impossible things can we accomplish with this thread?
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#42  Edited By Jordan23

GiantBomb is the shit!

Pretty soon, Jeff and Ryan will buy themselves Ferrari's cruising throughout California.