The Hidden Cost of Negative Game Reviews

In the era of Metacritic and lengthy YouTube thinkpieces, it’s easy to assume that negative reviews can have a major impact on a game’s success. We’ve all anticipated a game, perhaps even succumbed to the hype, just to see it get dragged on the internet upon release. The big red number looms mythologically large in […]

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The Uncertain Future of Video Game History

In April 2015, P.T. became the most high-profile casualty of digital distribution in recent memory. Released in August 2014 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive “playable teaser” for Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro’s Silent Hills, P.T. became a phenomenon in its own right. Critics showered the brief horror experience with accolades, and YouTubers churned out […]

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