Power Button - Episode 77: Megacritical Of Metacritic And On-Disc DLC
March 19, 2012
Online review aggregator Metacritic has been in the gaming news again this week as word spread that developer Obsidian Entertainment missed out on a bonus for developing Fallout: New Vegas thanks to a slightly low Metacritic score. Meanwhile, Capcom was caught with its seemingly completed Street Fighter X Tekken downloadable content on the finished retail game disc, while Electronic Arts and Bioware have been besieged by angry fans regarding day-one DLC for Mass Effect 3 that seems to have been ripped from the completed game in order to sell separately. It's been a wild week for business decisions, so this week on Power Button, Joey Davidson, Brad Hilderbrand, and I spend an hour discussing the heavy influence of Metacritic scores on the video game industry and the rise of overpriced DLC that appears to have been purposefully excised from finished products. Along the way are divergences into Call of Duty, Skylanders, Kid Icarus: Uprising, and much more. Plus, Brad Hilderbrand has big news to share, and the Power Button team has a special offer for you! Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, or subscribe via iTunes, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach all three of us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow all of us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons, @aubradley84, and @JoeyDavidson or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.