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Metacritic Presents Real Problems for the Industry

Metacritic is a problem; few will attempt to deny that. Far too often — which is to say, ever — publishers rely on it as something more than a potentially accurate snapshot of a game’s critical reception. Gamers sometimes look to it as either a definitive statement on whether a game is good or bad, or as a means for pointing out how a review is ‘wrong.’ To say Metacritic is outright ruining the industry would, in my opinion, be a stretch, but it clearly is not doing it any good.

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How Re-Releases Fail to Preserve Some of Metal Gear’s Distinct

Feature Share it: Tweet 1UP COVER STORY 1UP COVER STORY | WEEK OF JULY 2 | METAL GEAR TURNS 25 How Re-Releases Fail to Preserve Some of Metal Gear’s Distinct Charms Cover Story: Playing the older games on modern platforms can mean sacrificing certain moments.

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Patriot Games: America Through the Lens of Metal Gear

Feature Share it: Tweet 1UP COVER STORY 1UP COVER STORY | WEEK OF JULY 2 | METAL GEAR TURNS 25 Patriot Games: America Through the Lens of Metal Gear Cover Story: How Metal Gear’s treatment of the U.S.A.

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Cover Story: Metal Gear Turns 25

Feature Share it: Tweet 1UP COVER STORY 1UP COVER STORY | WEEK OF JULY 2 | METAL GEAR TURNS 25 Cover Story: Metal Gear Turns 25 1UP commemorates a quarter-century of tactical stealth action. With so much history behind it, it’s hard to talk about Metal Gear without getting a little caught up in nostalgia and awe.

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The Snake and the Wheel: The Cyclical Nature of Metal Gear

Feature Share it: Tweet 1UP COVER STORY 1UP COVER STORY | WEEK OF JULY 2 | METAL GEAR TURNS 25 The Snake and the Wheel: The Cyclical Nature of Metal Gear Cover Story: Deja vu? Exploring the meta in Metal Gear.