GBAtemp Features on Opencritic

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    OpenCritic.com is a new website to rival Metacritic in aggregating video game reviews. The site features a fully customizable drop down list so you can choose to display and read only your favourite publications.

    We are happy to announce that Official GBAtemp reviews will now feature on OpenCritic.com!

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    What makes OpenCritic different? Check out the following info from their FAQ:

    Be sure to check out the new site:

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    That's great! I love when our community gets some recognition :)
     
  3. chavosaur

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    Worth mentioning too our reviews will still show up on the temp as well, so even if you don't plan on using OpenCritic to see the overall aggregate of various media outlets, you can still see all our reviews as they come out here.

    Our scores are the best anyway :gba:
     
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    Good game website. not to be a too much of a critic, only problem I found was the lack titties... I hope a future update fixes this.



    Verdict:

    + Good graphics
    + Good gameplay
    + Helpful in the future
    + Super easy to use

    - Lack titties



    bookmarked.. 9.5/10..
     
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  5. Arras

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    It's a neat website, but does it treat a 5/5 stars the exact same as a 100/100 for calculating the average? That seems a little silly.
    Edit: Never mind, it shows them as a 100 score but doesn't use them for the average.
     
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  6. RevPokemon

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    Looks quite nice to me and I hope it helps the temp!!!

    One question tho
    Do fan/user temp reviews count or only "offical" reviews
     
  7. Tomato Hentai

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    I'd imagine that it'd only be the official reviews.
     
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    Thanks to all the staff that worked hard writing reviews that made this possible! (including me! :O)
     
  9. RevPokemon

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    Damn I missed it

    My bad but I give props to the staff for making this possible
     
  10. stanleyopar2000

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    Nice to see a review website combat the paid journalism game "review" sites.
    ... If this site gets popular let's hope it doesn't lose that vision
     
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    Is there a list of such sites?
    Sites that don't give a score are probably relatively independent, but even those get games for free in advance of release from the publisher.
    You can't trust user reviews either, because of review bombing on Amazon and other sites.

    1) No demo, no buy
    2) Take your chances

    Those are your options.
     
  12. RevPokemon

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    Well many times they are better since they do not get paid extra money and many places like here pay out of thier own pockets for the games.
     
  13. flame1234

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    It's not true.
    GBAtemp gets at least some of their games from the publisher like many other sites.
    Example: Release day (USA) for Persona 4 Dancing All Night: 29Sep. GBAtemp review release date: 28Sep. GBAtemp received a copy of this game from the publisher for the purpose of reviewing it. More than that we don't know.

    OK so you can customize which reviewers you trust. Which reviewers do you trust though? You need a feature where you can list games you like and pick reviewers that rated those games highly.
     
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  14. RevPokemon

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    I meant that I have seen times when official temp reviews have been from staff using thier own money.
     
  15. chavosaur

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    You make it sound as if we use that as incentive to give things a better score though, which is not something we do here.

    For example, Nintendo sent us Copies of Mario Party 10 and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse early as well, and we voted both of those games 5 and 4 apiece.

    If a game is shit, we're going to tell you it's a shit game, regardless of who we receive it from. Integrity is key for our content, and if we don't like something, we aren't going to BS a score just because we received it free.
     
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    I forgot
    Ew, don't remind me of Kirby and the Rainbow Shit :(

    It's neat to see that our reviews are getting more and more publicity, even if Opencritic is a bit new.
     
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    I agree, you reviews are very informative and unbiased. Plus you guys actually respond to the users and discuss the review
     
  18. Walker D

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    This is pretty cool! Congrats to the Temp's reviewers :toot:
     
  19. XrosBlader821

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    Our Reviews pop up on Opencritic? MetaCritic is loosing relevancy :D
     
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  20. RevPokemon

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    And good riddance with its Cory in the house