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Edge vs. Metacritic (Bias Confirmed!!!)

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Why do people bother replying here without reading the OP? One third of the replyies here are oftopics, the other third are people who can't understand the point, and the last third are people who could understand that and added something valuable to the discussion, which is basicaly me and two other guys.



MY HYPE LIST: 1) Gran Turismo 5; 2) Civilization V; 3) Starcraft II; 4) The Last Guardian; 5) Metal Gear Solid: Rising

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this was pretty obvious for a while, they are harsh reviewer, but we have seen scoring 360 exclusive abit higher than they used to many games.
FF13 getting a 5, seriously how!?



What are the graphs saying? o.o they are way too small



dsister44 said:
What are the graphs saying? o.o they are way too small

Sorry, I didn't manage to include links to the full sized images, basicaly they are showing the difference between meta rating and edge rating.

Here they are: http://edgevsmeta.blogspot.com/



MY HYPE LIST: 1) Gran Turismo 5; 2) Civilization V; 3) Starcraft II; 4) The Last Guardian; 5) Metal Gear Solid: Rising

Is pretty obvious. MW2 had no innovation and Halo 3 was the same as Halo 2 with a few tweaks. They hate the PS3 because it was seen as the expensive & is the more powerful console therefore it's arty not to like it.



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Are you guys trying to argue that a metacritic average is an "unbiased" score, while any score Edge gives that's far off that score is completely biased? I don't know why it's so shocking to think they "hey, maybe Edge just thinks the 360 has better games!" Naw, let's go with the easy route, and everyone who doesn't come close to giving games the score you want them to have is biased.

I wish we could ban all threads talking about Edge scores.



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dsister44 said:
What are the graphs saying? o.o they are way too small

Exactly, that proves it



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themanwithnoname said:
Are you guys trying to argue that a metacritic average is an "unbiased" score, while any score Edge gives that's far off that score is completely biased? I don't know why it's so shocking to think they "hey, maybe Edge just thinks the 360 has better games!" Naw, let's go with the easy route, and everyone who doesn't come close to giving games the score you want them to have is biased.

I wish we could ban all threads talking about Edge scores.

 

Well if you could show how one console is more likely to have better games than the more powerful counterpart, please impart your pearls of wisdom.

Simply put, many games on the PS3 are considered top games of their genre, yet Edge reviews don't ever reflect this. To break away from the average review once in a while shows independent thinking, but to do it all the time shows possible bias.



Any argument that bases its statistics on something as incredibly flawed as Metacritic is ridiculous. If you don't like Edge, fine, just stop crying about them and don't read their reviews or you can of course continue to give them PR by bringing the subject up. It's rather childish all the hate they get, nearly every single month from the Sony camp.

The reason there is so much off topic chat is due to the fact this has been discussed lots of times already, just without the fancy graphs. Funnily enough putting the figures thrown around previously into pretty graphs still doesn't change the meaning that for many of us the data set is hugely flawed and thats without bringing the impartiality and bias of Metacritic into the equation too.

So just to clarify one last point, any Edge bias wasn't confirmed in the slightest.



slowmo said:
Any argument that bases its statistics on something as incredibly flawed as Metacritic is ridiculous. If you don't like Edge, fine, just stop crying about them and don't read their reviews or you can of course continue to give them PR by bringing the subject up. It's rather childish all the hate they get, nearly every single month from the Sony camp.

The reason there is so much off topic chat is due to the fact this has been discussed lots of times already, just without the fancy graphs. Funnily enough putting the figures thrown around previously into pretty graphs still doesn't change the meaning that for many of us the data set is hugely flawed and thats without bringing the impartiality and bias of Metacritic into the equation too.

So just to clarify one last point, any Edge bias wasn't confirmed in the slightest.

 

If you are going to argue with something at least say how. All you've just said is that the OP shows nothing.

Why? Elaborate or you're giving nothing other than an unfounded opinion.