Video game development has taken on a new life this decade. Between mobile, indie, and AAA games, we are seeing games being supported longer. It’s no longer about just patching a game to fix bugs, but continuing support for months or even years. The recent release of No Man’s Sky’s next update gives us another chance to talk about a tricky topic for video game journalism and re-reviewing games.
For this segment from our live show, we talked about game reviews and Gaming Youtube channels’ place in terms of providing information to consumers.
There are 3 big debates that always seem to come up with video games: Console vs. PC, are games art, and 7-9 review scores. Reviewing games has been a part of the industry since its inception, and everyone has tried to figure out a way to review games. Thinking about it lately, I’ve come to the point to finally explain why scores don’t work with video games.