Over on PR_Flak’s Flak Attak, I take on the issue of MetaCritic and its misleading and distorting aggregation of review scores. It’s a major issue in our industry, and it can no longer be denied or tolerated.
I can’t tell you how many times I get emails from the development team after reviews post saying: “Hey! We got a B- on XXX site, but on MetaCritic it shows up as a 67! WTF!?!?” It happens all the time.
What I’d love to see is some kind of resolution that removes the obvious issues and allows editorial integrity to reign supreme. Hopefully we can find a way to get the scoring system fixed.
Meanwhile, here’s a <snip> for you, and be sure to head over there and check it out:
It comes down to a simple fact — MetaCritic casts a powerful shadow but it is constituted of editorial inaccuracy, factual distortions and unchecked subjectivity.
The Problem With MetaCritic – PR_Flak’s Flak Attak