August 22, 2013 Beau Schwartz

GBB 15 – Review Aggregators

On this episode of Good, Bad, or Bull$H*! — as Michael wrestles snakes while dangling precariously from horse carriages in Indonesia, Beau and Crofton decide to review review aggregators. Meta, we know. Although we are a review show, we don’t do any of the magic aggregation stuff (plans for world domination through cultural indoctrination pending). Are review aggregators more than just the harmless polling of popular opinion, in that they serve to homogenize our enjoyment (and our creative acts of) art and cultural activity, or does that cry overstate the case?

The main sites we talk about are Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes.

For those interested in how review aggregation can impact video game development we have an interesting editorial for you.

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