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MetaCritique: Metacritic graphs and more!
by Craig Wilson on 07/14/11 07:07:00 pm   Featured Blogs

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A few months ago I downloaded every score from Metacritic and made some graphs. And then I made some more. And then more.

This is an abridged collection of the first three volumes of what I call the MetaCritique Graphs.

Unfortunately I can't include the full interactive graphs here on my Gamasutra blog so this post is full of links to the original three articles on SplitScreen. It's worth checking out the interactive versions which you can tinker and play with and laugh and learn to love.

On the plus side the lack of javascript support on the member blogs means I can go into full-on, shameless, self-promotion mode.

So gather round and lookit at these here pretty graphs!


Vol.1: Ratings and The Inner Circle

The 7-9 Scale: Fact or Fiction


The Inner Circle

Inner Circle

Publishers: Big Fish and Little Fish


Vol. 1 also includes interactive searching of:


Vol.2: Names and Games

Most Common Names of All Video Games


Vol. 2 includes fully zoomable word clouds of:


Vol.3: Console Wars!

Phased Introductions of the Next Generation


The Genre, Rating and Release Console Breakdown


Vol. 3 also includes interactive hovertips:

So, yeah... that happened.

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