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Video Game Reviews - The Ten-Point Scale And Inflated Scores

by Couchpotato, 2013-06-16 00:25:21

Forbes has a new editorial discussing game reviews, and inflated scores.

There’s a perception out there among many gamers that video game review scores are inflated or biased. Why do so many games get scored between 7 and 10 on a 10-point scale? What happened to the rest of the numbers?

And why do some games—especially ultra-hyped AAA franchises—get such high numbers?

There’s a few things going on here, I think. First of all, the 10-point scale is deceptive.

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