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Old 04-01-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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Paradox Revolutionizes Games Journalism with MetaMetaCritic


Paradox Interactive's new reviewer-review aggregator aggregates reviews of reviewers.

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NEW YORK — April 1, 2012 — Paradox Interactive today launched an all-new platform to objectively quantify the art of games journalism. The new site, MetaMetaCritic (http://www.meta-metacritic.net ), provides publishers, developers, and readers alike with a quick and easy way to understand the world’s overall opinion of popular game journalists, with each writer receiving an aggregated score based on reader reviews of the reviewers. This new system will provide game-enthusiast enthusiasts with a better overall concept of these writers, and allow them to make easy read/browse/troll decisions before spending their hard-earned unique pageviews.

“MetaMetaCritic will provide a more accurate, balanced system for reviewer reviews,” said Lars Larsson at Paradox Interactive. “In a landscape with so many diverse scales for rating games journalists, it’s hard to get an idea who the best writers really are. We all have different criteria for what makes a good review. How do we measure value and re-read value? And some of us try to base our ratings on abstract concepts like tone, voice, or whether an article was ‘finished’ or not. I’ve seen a lot of reviews get criticized lately for releasing day-one counterpoints – and don’t get me started on the ending of the Mass Effect 3 review.” Larsson continued.

Select media groups have already cited MetaMetaCritic scores as providing a good guideline for journalists’ bonus pay. The site is live now at http://www.meta-metacritic.net .
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:15 PM   #3
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:27 PM   #6
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City of Heroes April 1st Market Items!

City of Heroes announces new items for their store!

This update includes the new Liger Vanity Pet, a half-tiger, half-lion pet that makes sure the developers get all the mileage they can out of their new four-legged rig.


The new Vanity Vanity Pet, where the player can summon a vanity set.


An new power called There is Always One, which allows you to identify who hasn't clicked the Ready button when your league is trying to queue for an instance.


And the all new power set, Clown Summoning!!


Yeah, it's an April Fools post. Do we do those here? I thought the picture of the clown with the pentagram on his forehead was pretty funny. I mean, we all suspected that's what clowns did in their spare time, right?

Thanks, gojira.
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Blizzard's April Fools joke, there's a Mass Effect 3 bash in here:
http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/games/supplydepot/
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Multiple endings, each influenced by your choices and color-coded for your convenience! (Further epic endings planned for post release as downloadable content.)
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The meta metacritic joke is actually a fantastic idea.
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The meta metacritic joke is actually a fantastic idea.
We have an expert panel of review reviewers right here on the EvAv forums.
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Blizzard's April Fools joke, there's a Mass Effect 3 bash in here:
http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/games/supplydepot/
They even took a shot at Valve:

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Valve has really missed the boat when it comes to hat flair.
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