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Metacritic accuses referees of corruption

Metacritic accuses referees of corruption

The names, however, are not called

Co-founder of the largest aggregator of reviews, Metacritic Mark Doyle made a loud statement in a conversation with CVG. According to Dailami, he had to deal with cases of corruption of referees, and remove them from publishing a list of reviews on Metacritic. `Yes, in one case I had to stop placement of articles on alleged corruption ... There are many reasons that I can remove someone from the list of reviews. One of them - the venality of the authors. People certainly can be bribed `. Doyle, however, does not mention dishonest resources, publications and journalists. This statement sounds very loudly against the authority and influence Metacritic average of a site on the sales of a game and the stability of the stock publisher. Suffice it to recall a noticeable drop in the value of shares of EA and 2K after the first reviews of Medal of Honor and Duke Nukem Dorever respectively. Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnik said that the sale of games can be directly proportional to its assessment on Metacritic. In addition, the industry`s generally accepted system of bonuses for developers and directors of publishing houses: in the case of a commendable game on Metacritic, they can count on a bonus

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