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How Games Get Reviewed


A+, 9.5/10, 95%. You see these numbers all the time - but a review is much more than a number.

In this lecture we will provide an inside look into how video games get reviewed and answer some often asked questions. How do outlets decide which games to review? How are scores awarded? How long does a reviewer play a game before writing his or her assessment? What features of a game are most important? How are media outlets adapting to the changing face of games and the increasing importance of online play?

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  • GDC 2012
  • Erik Brudvig
  • free content
  • Business and Marketing and Management
  • Business & Marketing