Poll: What Do You Think About Metacritic?

There sure are a lot of opinionated people on the internet, huh?

If you want to know how a movie, book, song or video game is, odds are there are dozens of reviewers out there happy to argue whether or not it's worth your time and money.

Odds are there's also porn of it.

But with so many reviews for any given piece of media, where do you start?  Who do you listen to?  You can't evaluate them all.  Or can you?

Metacritic thinks you can.  It's a site that takes a bunch of those reviews and provides you with a weighted average of all the review scores.  Some people love this as they feel it gives them a general consensus of how critics are taking to a given title.  Some don't like it for myriad reasons such as publishers awarding bonuses based on Metacritic scores, accusations of some reviewers gaming the system, Metacritic's reticence to reveal exactly how it's weighting those scores when it averages them, and lots of other reasons.

But what do you think?

Vote in our poll and opine away in the comments or in an email to us at SuperPACpodcast@gmail.com.  EZK and I will reveal the poll results and discuss your thoughts and ours on next week's podcast.

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-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen

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