staff editorial

Exclusive: DLC Conspiracy Doesn’t Exist…Well, Not Really

It’s an all-too-common accusation these days: Blaming developers for holding back content for the sake of premium DLC. But let’s clarify.

Should Mortal Kombat X’s Violence Impact Reviews?

It’s bound to be one of the most brutal video games ever, and it’ll prove offensive to some. Should this factor impact an overall review score, though?

Why Does the Video Game Critic Have Such a Terrible Reputation?

The video game critic has a bad reputation but why? What are the reasons behind the general dislike and distrust of critics in this industry?

Does Bloodborne’s Warm Reception Prove a Critic Bias?

The theory is that harder games tend to score better among industry critics, while easier games are actually docked. Does Bloodborne prove this theory?

Predict the Review Score For: Bloodborne

Bloodborne could be one of the year’s very best…or it could end up being yet another disappointment in a generation that hasn’t quite delivered.

The Order’s Controversy Might Result in High Sales

Even though the game didn’t score particularly well, it may still enjoy solid sales due to all the controversy. And what does it mean for a sequel?

Exclusive: Critics Admit to Lowering Scores for Attention

Several of our critics are perfectly willing to admit: There’s a nasty little secret circulating among the review community, and we’re exposing it.

What Has Happened to Sony’s First-Party Exclusives?

They’ve always been the brand’s bread-and-butter but ever since their latest console released, the exclusive have fallen shy of expectations.

If The Order Is Deemed “Short,” Should Review Scores Suffer?

Rumor has it that The Order: 1886 is a relatively short game. Should this have a profoundly negative impact on review scores?

Bloodborne vs. The Order: 1886: Which Nets Higher Scores?

Two important titles for the PS4 are on the horizon, but which one will capture the hearts of critics? Which will be in line for end-of-year awards?

Without Review Scores, Gaming Industry Will Suffer

One major source has dropped review scores and the prevailing notion is that this is what our industry needs. This isn’t true.

Does the Video Game Industry Have the Worst Critics?

Other entertainment venues have their all-star critics but the gaming industry really doesn’t. Is it because our critics are simply nowhere near as good?

Industry’s Goal in 2015 Should be Performance, Not Graphics

With numerous examples of games performing poorly out of the gate in 2014, gamers should be more interested in stable, solid products in 2015.

Game of the Year: Is it Important For the Industry?

Game of the Year is the most coveted award in the industry today but is it important? Or is it just an award that only a few people care about?

Console War: Does Anything Matter More Than Price?

Xbox One won November and could win December but is it entirely because of the temporary price drop? Or are other factors at play?