The Info List - GameRankings

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is a website that collects review scores from both offline and online sources to give an average rating.[3] It indexes over 315,000 articles relating to more than 14,500 video games. GameRankings
is owned by CBS Interactive. Similar websites include GameStats, Metacritic
(also owned by CBS Interactive), MobyGames, and TopTenReviews.


1 Rankings

1.1 Site Inclusion Rules

2 References 3 External links

Rankings[edit] GameRankings
collects and links to (but does not host) reviews from other websites and magazines and averages specific ones.[4] While hundreds of reviews may get listed, only the ones that GameRankings deems notable are used for the average. Scores are culled from numerous American and European sources. The site uses a percentage grade for all reviews in order to be able to calculate an average. However, because not all sites use the same scoring system (some rate out of 5 or 10, while others use a letter grade), GameRankings
changes all other types of scores into percentages using a relatively straightforward conversion process.[3] When a game has accumulated 6 total reviews, it is given a ranking compared to all other games in the database and a ranking compared to games on its console. At the moment, the highest rated game with at least 20 reviews is Super Mario Galaxy, with 97.64% at 78 reviews.[5] Site Inclusion Rules[edit] There are specific rules that GameRankings
follows to determine which review sites are used in calculating a game's overall score. From the GameRankings
Help page, they are:

Sites must have at least 300 archived reviews for a multi-system/multi-genre sites, or 100 reviews for single-system or genre sites. Sites must publish a minimum of 15 reviews a month. Sites must be visually appealing and look professional. Sites must review a variety of titles. Sites must have a dedicated domain name with professional hosting. Site reviews must be well written. Sites must conduct themselves in a professional manner.[3]

However, some sites that follow these rules are not included, such as sites in non-English languages. References[edit]

^ "Alexa Ranking". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 6 June 2016.  ^ "GameRankings.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2016-09-08.  ^ a b c GameRankings
Help ^ "GameRankings". PC Magazine. March 25, 2003.  ^ https://www.gamerankings.com/browse.html

External links[edit]

GameRankings "High Scores Matter To Game Makers, Too", The Wall Street Journal, September 20, 2007. "Video games: Aiming to please?", StarTribune, June 7, 2008. "Things that suck about video game reviews", That Videogame Blog, April 2, 2008. "Do Review Scores Really Matter?", Dpad Magazine, June 11, 2010.

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Staff, current

Dan Ackerman Bridget Carey Brian Cooley Jeff Gerstmann Jim Lanzone Daniel Terdiman

Staff, former

Matthew Barzun Veronica Belmont Esther Dyson Ina Fried Richard Hart James Kim Declan McCullagh Tom Merritt Halsey Minor Natali Morris Rafe Needleman Andrew Nusca Ryan Seacrest Molly Wood

Contributors, current

Violet Blue Christopher Dawson David Gewirtz Jason Perlow

Contributors, former

Harry McCracken

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