Neoseeker : News : BioShock studio Irrational Games makes high Metacritic score a job requirement
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Crafter Jul 26, 12
That's irrational.
Ha. Ha.

If I were in the 'biz, seeing something like that would be an instant red flag for me as an applicant.
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THM Jul 26, 12
Higher scores do not necessarily mean the game is a good one! Lower socres, similarily, do not necessarily mean the game is shitty...Gaming review mainly depends on personal preference!!!

Even the popular magazines like UK PLAY and PlayStation Official Magazines, and GameInformer's reviews just illustrated thier opinions in words, i.e. just guidelines to what I'm going to play at. Sometimes, I totally disagree with the ratings from the aforementioned popular gaming magazines.

There's alway a leeway in reviewing videogames...Irrational Games has just made an uneducated decision!! Profound analytical/conceptual weakness of the studio, I suppose.
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BlackScythe Jul 26, 12
Well whats his name, Levine I believe, the head of the studio has been making some statements the past few months I've disagreed with. Not terribly surprised he's let his success go to his head.
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DNA2251 Jul 26, 12
As poor a decision it was to use a metacritic score rating as a requirement for the position. Large game studios, especially ones like Irrational gets hundreds of applicants for their positions weekly. I can't say for sure if Levine is directly involved with this, but more than likely it's PR looking for ways to deter many applicants from applying from the start.

I mean... you're never too sure on how strictly companies follow their hiring requirements for these positions, but with such a large pool of applicants of the best and the brightest across the industry trying to apply for that position. In the end it sadly gives them the luxury of placing these seemingly arbitrary, arrogant and crass requirements for their job listings.

I can see where they would be coming from adding in that requirement... but overall its a pretty terrible decision...
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Lorx Jul 27, 12
quote Crafter
That's irrational.
That was my first thought too!

Yeah, rather irrational silly decision.
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Big A2 Jul 27, 12
You can read more about this in my upcoming book, "Why The Video Game Industry Doesn't Get It, Vol 156".
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DragonSlayer45 Jul 27, 12
Because MetaCritic scores are more important than say, having the ability to make an actual game? That requirement is absurd.

Come on Irrational, don't head down that slope.
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DedValve Jul 27, 12
You'd think that after the Dragon Age 2 fiasco MetaCritic people would realize that MC is not actually deciding the value of a game rather than as just serve as a general opinion on a multitude of people.

If only this where the case in the movie industry, M. Night Shyamalan would never again direct, write, or be legally allowed within 400 ft of a camera, script and movie ever again. Ever. *sigh*
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