Is it time for videogame reviews to drop scores?

Is it time for videogame reviews to drop scores?

Jun 3, 2011

  I raise this question (which is not a new one) here and now in response to the reaction – from some quarters – to Ian’s piece on L.A. Noire published last week. It was an unfavourable yet entirely honest review. Though he received some support for his observations, they were deeply unpopular with a vocal minority. Interestingly, none of...

Critical Gamer in the Top 20 ‘most influential’ UK gaming blogs (says Wikio)

Critical Gamer in the Top 20 ‘most influential’ UK gaming blogs (says Wikio)

Dec 7, 2010

If shoddy gaming blogs are the turds on the pavement of journalism, then ‘Top X’ lists are the bits of sweetcorn which make such turds easier to spot. We abhor lists such as ‘Top 10 Videogame Babes’ or ‘Top 10 Best/Worst Games Released In The Last Six Weeks’. So why are we publishing, for the first time ever, a top 20? Well...

Games Journalism Is Broken

I’ve always liked reading what game journos have to write. I’ve seen videogame journalism change over the years however, and not for the better. I still enjoy reading it, and for many reasons; to find out the latest news, to garner information about new and upcoming games, to read exclusive interviews – and now and again, to enter competitions or...