Zonk from the don't-put-me-in-a-box dept.
Logiksan writes "With the growing number of review aggregation sites like GameRankings and RottenTomatoes, it's becoming increasingly harder for individual game critics to be heard. GameDAILY Biz took a stab at the issue at came up with 5 aggregation-defiant tactics designed to help make reviews relevant again. Among their list of ideas is to destroy the typical review grading curve. The article states, 'If, for instance, a publication could establish a 10 point scale in which reviews were based upon purchase value and average games scored only a 3 or a 4, the higher scores would certainly become far more important. The lower scores would give the publication instant credibility as 'discerning gamers' and would free up the top scores (5-10) to show a more full range of differentiation for the top-tier titles gamers care about most.'"
"Hey Ivan, check your six."
-- Sidewinder missile jacket patch, showing a Sidewinder driving up the tail
of a Russian Su-27