IGN, Gamespot review score inflation revealed


Metafuture is a new game review watchdog blog that inflates or deflates a review score based upon the reviewer's history of awarding that score multiple times. The analysis of both IGN and Gamespot reviews (pictured) revealed a large rightward shift of the good 'ole bell curve, possibly confirming what many have believed for years (cough, cough; "get'n pay'd to review games").

IGN's average review score was a whopping 8.0, and the site heavily favors evenly rounded scores. Gamespot, while a little more balanced and even in their curve, has an average review of 7.0. So either there are a butt load of great games we're overlooking, or something fishy is going on.

[via Kotaku]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.