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Responding to a article yesterday detailing how it weighted its scores in terms of importance, Metacritic has come forwards claiming that the research is “wholly inaccurate”. Having come under fire and a great level of criticism in the past as a result of how it scores its games, many websites were more than willing to accept the research by Adams Greenwood-Erickson, a course director of Full Sail University.
As detailed on Gamasutra, in a talk titled “A Scientific Assessment of the Validity and Value of Metacritic” at the Game Developer’s conference in San Fransisco, Greenwoord-Erickson claimed to have discovered that the website applies a number of weighted values to reviews from major websites. Having based his research upon information pulled from Metacritic itself and months of work, comparing modelled scores to the actual scores found on the website, Greenwoord-Erickson and his students found that there were supposedly six sets of values to publications contributing to a game’s overall metascore.