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RGN Daily News #74: Large News Sites Trolling PlayStation Fans w/ Xbox Favoritism

RGN Daily News 74 Large News Sites Trolling PlayStation Fans w Xbox Favoritism

Doge joins for talk about the newest PlayStation 4 system update, Xbox ONE system update, Spotify landing on the PS4, and our reactions to some higher level topics. Some of the topics we cover include the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians reveal which will take place at E3 2015, the final release date announced for the forthcoming game from 343 Industries which is rumored to have an open world take on the series.

Topics of whether or not it should be illegal to allow your own children to play Mature rated games came up as a bunch of teachers have formed a union against the act sending warning letters to parents of students attending school in the United Kingdom. Beyond that, the issue of fake news being created for use in the fanboy wars is discussed as Xbox ONE is winning the favor of certain popular journalists again who have a known history of faking news to make the PlayStation brand look bad. Take a listen and find out exactly who we are talking about and what warnings we issue about how gamers get their news.

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RGN Daily News Videocast #74:

☆ Spotify Launches on PlayStation Music Today

☆ Head of 343 Industries Comments on Halo 5

☆ PlayStation 4 – 2.50 Update Details

☆ Nantwich Education Partnership threaten parents who let their kids play violent games

☆ April 2015 Update Preview for Xbox One

☆ Rack N Ruin Out Tomorrow on PS4

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Metacritic Misrepresenting Xbox ONE VS PlayStation 4 Reviews

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It’s a story as old as time, a community-based web platform is created and rules are set for it – but they are not equally enforced and eventually a disparity forms between one side and another. Now, before the pitchforks come up at my neck, I’m not accusing anyone of anything but rather suggesting that an inevitable trait of community-driven sites that rely on the content of other sites to end up with loose sets of rules that are ripe for imbalance.

The imbalance this article aims to point out is not necessarily anyone’s fault, and we condemn any obnoxious negativity attached with the community’s reactions to this report. Let’s try and instead offer suggestions on how to open up the process and system behind Metacritic so that it may reform itself to be more clear and concise for the game industry it serves.

This has been a long time coming Metacritic staff, so don’t expect people to forget the powerful impact your tool has had on the industry (not always for the better) priming gamers to be quite reactive to such news of imbalance in your systems. Hopefully articles like this can provide the feedback needed to repair the somewhat broken scoring system in place at your website.

Xbox ONE:

The Evil Within – 80 Metascore

*Based on 55 professional publications’ reviews.

PlayStation 4:

The Evil Within – 76 Metascore

*Based on 21 professional publications’ reviews.

Problems discovered with this disparity upon first glance: Metacritic lists Game Informer’s The Evil Within Review in the Xbox ONE section even though a PS4 logo is clearly seen at the top of the Review with the bottom displaying “filed under” including “playstation 4” but not Xbox ONE. Sure, the Game Informer staff discloses that the game is also available on Xbox ONE among other platforms – but where exactly between Game Informer posting this Review and Metacritic putting it into their Metascore formula for The Evil Within did it become decided that Game Informer’s score counts for the Xbox ONE version and the PlayStation 4 version equally? This is something that needs to become more transparent and is only one small example. If a website can just upload one review and have their scores applied to platforms they never played it on, just how many reviews exactly and from what type of publications should we expect on each side before we call it fair?

IGN also has a Review that Lucy O’Brien wrote which displays “Reviewed on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One” rather than identifying with one console over the other. IGN’s reviews typically represent all platforms with a single score, unless there is a major issue. Metacritic chose to count this 8.7 as an 87 in the Xbox ONE side of things AND the PS4 side, making the exact formula Metacritic is using a bit unclear.

AusGamers has a 10/10 review which adds a 100 into the Xbox ONE version’s column, a website which reportedly (according to Metacritic) scores 60% higher than the average publication’s review consistently. Let’s not forget that the figurehead of AusGamers is married to EA’s Sydney, Australia PR Coordinator and that this very same website gave Simcity a 9.4/10 among some of the most extreme criticism in gaming history paired with customer service fails which even EA gave in and admitted fault to on numerous occasion. (read on about the AusGamers / EA connection on Reddit here).

It also depends on how many review copies the Publishers give out for each platform, for example the X1 version of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has a score of 84 with 33 reviews so far and PS4 version has 83 with 22, so how accurate can Metacritic really be in the grand scheme of things without a more transparent and universal scoring system? Is it because the game is better on the Xbox ONE? We may never know unless Metacritic makes their system more balanced and transparent.

More to come soon on this… until then, feel free to do your own research and continue checking and double-checking big journo corps for corrupt / inaccurate reporting. Real Gamers Get Their News Real, Keep it Real, Keep it Gaming, Peace.

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Sony Playstation 4 Increases Lead Selling 20 Million Games + 7 Million Consoles

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In Sony’s latest press release about the sales of the Playstation 4 and its games, they officially confirmed their console now has reached the mile of 7 million units as of April 6th, 2014, and sold over 20 million games as of April 13th, 2014!

The system its “Share” function is not sitting still either coming in with a staggering 135 million shares, which of 90 million of the sessions being done, people are viewing other broadcasters. The popular broadcast websites Twitch and UStream are playing a huge roll in this too, combining an estimated 4,9 million broadcasts all-round.

The new achievement did not go unnoticed, as stated clearly by the Sony Computer Entertainment President and Group CEO Andrew House;

“The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice.”

He continued:

“The PS4 journey has just begun, and although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage. We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences to our fans in the coming months.”

Already available across 72 countries and regions, it truly is remarkable how Sony continues to support the core gamer with the Playstation 4. Stock up on one yourself and become part of the family!

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RGN Podcast: PS4 VS XBOX ONE January 2014 [Industry Talk] [HD]

RGN Podcast - September 27

Streamed live on Jan 6, 2014

1. IS XBOX ONE CATCHING UP TO SONY PS4?
2. IS GAMEINFORMER ABOUT TO REVEAL HALO? OR SOMETHING ELSE?
3. HALO KILLER APP FOR XBOX ONE?
4. WILL WII U MEET 9 MILLION SALES GOAL BY END OF 2014?
5. WHERE ARE PS4’S EXCLUSIVE INDIES TO COMPETE WITH STEAM?
6. 2014 WILL BE GAMINGS BIGGEST YEAR EVER!

Check Out Our HUGE Giveaway For Steam / 360 / Wii U / VITA

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RGN Daily News #65: PS4 vs Xbox ONE Graphics Wars Rage On

RGN Daily 65 - PS4 vs Xbox ONE Graphics Wars Rage On

RGN Daily News #65: PS4 vs Xbox ONE Graphics Wars Rage On

– Today’s Top News
– Infinity Ward Confirms Call of Duty: Ghosts Resolutions
(720P for Xbox ONE + 1080P for PlayStation 4)
– Tons of Battlefield 4 Graphics Comparisons Being Made
(Some say X1, some say PS4, some even say PS4 graphics similar to PC?)
– And More

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Microsoft Releases Xbox ONE Cloud Powered Gaming Trailer [HD]

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Check out the Cloud Powered Gaming Trailer released by Microsoft Game Studios for the upcoming next-generation console the Xbox ONE which will release some time this year (release date to be determined, but expected to be in November 2013 for North American gamers). This trailer is presented in High Definition by RealGamerNewz.

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