Paradox Revolutionizes Games Journalism with MetaMetaCritic
NEW YORK — April 1, 2012 — Paradox Interactive today launched an all-new platform to objectively quantify the art of games journalism. The new site, MetaMetaCritic (http://www.meta-metacritic.net), provides publishers, developers, and readers alike with a quick and easy way to understand the world’s overall opinion of popular game journalists, with each writer receiving an aggregated score based on reader reviews of the reviewers. This new system will provide game-enthusiast enthusiasts with a better overall concept of these writers, and allow them to make easy read/browse/troll decisions before spending their hard-earned unique pageviews.
“MetaMetaCritic will provide a more accurate, balanced system for reviewer reviews,” said Lars Larsson at Paradox Interactive. “In a landscape with so many diverse scales for rating games journalists, it’s hard to get an idea who the best writers really are. We all have different criteria for what makes a good review. How do we measure value and re-read value? And some of us try to base our ratings on abstract concepts like tone, voice, or whether an article was ‘finished’ or not. I’ve seen a lot of reviews get criticized lately for releasing day-one counterpoints – and don’t get me started on the ending of the Mass Effect 3 review.” Larsson continued.
Select media groups have already cited MetaMetaCritic scores as providing a good guideline for journalists’ bonus pay. The site is live now at http://www.meta-metacritic.net
About Paradox Interactive
Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe.
Its steadily-growing portfolio includes firmly established PC franchises such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Victoria and the Hearts of Iron series, as well as now encompassing titles on other platforms such as Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West released in 2010 on PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 and Defenders of Ardania on iPad.
2012 will be Paradox Interactive’s most ambitious line-up of titles to date with such anticipated releases as Naval War: Arctic Circle, Warlock: Master of the Arcane, A Game of Dwarves, Dungeonland, The Showdown Effect, Napoleon´s Campaigns II and War of the Roses. It is also expanding its presence in the free-to-play arena with upcoming games such as Salem: The Crafting MMO.
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