This might not be news to veteran, jaded game journalists out there, but it’s certainly news to us. Turns out that the site that everyone from EA to… not EA (we did mean everyone) uses to gauge a game’s reception has very strict standards when it comes to journalistic integrity.
“There are many reasons why I would drop somebody [from games review listings]. There’s corruption – people can be bought, absolutely,” according to Metacritic co-founder Marc Doyle. Unfortunately, he’s not revealing the publication in question, because it’s not about truth and justice as much as it is about protecting Metacritic’s reputation and making sure it’s going to be the blunt object used to bash developers over the head with for the foreseeable future. Either that, or he’s still hoping for the transgressors to turn over a new leaf and come back into the fold.