Metacritic Announces Games and Format of the Year

December 12, 2009 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, Nintendo, PC, Playstation, Xbox

According to MetaCritic, the best console for quality games in 2009 was the PS3

According to MetaCritic, the best console for quality games in 2009 was the PS3

Metacritic, the renowned website that aggregates review scores from various sources, recently announced their top games and consoles based on various stats and figures.

In terms of consoles, the Wii came in last place with only 28% of their overwhelming 362 games (almost one every day) with an average rating of 75 or higher. It was then followed by the two handhelds in the Nintendo DS and PSP, with the DS around 2.5 times as many games as the PSP in 2009. Next was the Xbox 360 with a median metascore of 70, followed by the PC with a median of 72.5. I know what you’re thinking: “He missed out the PS3 down there with the Wii and DS, right?”. Well no actually, shockingly enough, according to metacritic, the top format for quality games in 2009 was in fact the PS3. The top rated game of 2009 was also on the PS3, in the form of the brilliant Uncharted 2.

Well I doubt anybody expected that, but metacritic is usually a very reliable source for finding out how good games are, given the fact that they take averages from many reliable sources. So well done to Sony I guess.

For more info head over to Metacritic.com and check out their page on it.

Upgrade To PSPgo and Get Three Free Games

September 24, 2009 by Rob Callery  
Filed under News, Playstation

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If you have lots of UMD games and were struggling  to find a reason to upgrade to the new PSP go because you don’t want re purchase all your old games, well Sony have thrown a sweetener into the works.

Sony have announced that anyone with existing UMD games who want to upgrade to the PSPgo out 1st October, will receive three FREE full game downloads

The PSPgo Rewards program will involve registering a PSPgo on PSN, then logging on to PSN with an existing PSP with a UMD in the drive, which allows you to download a special PSPgo theme and then presents you with a voucher via email for use with the PSPgo.

Eurogamer report that The voucher will be redeemable for three of 17 available titles, which will include Killzone: Liberation, SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3, WipEout Pure, Everybody’s Golf, echochrome, Buzz!: Brain Bender, Buzz!: Master Quiz, LocoRoco and Patapon,

PSPgo Rewards will be available from October 1 until March 31 2010 and is open to people with any existing PSP model and at least one UMD who buy and register a PSPgo during that timeframe.