Geek Links of the Week

In 2012, the US Federal Trade Commission did a mystery shopper sting to see if stores were selling adult-rated movies, CDs and games to kids. It turns out that video game retailers have the best compliance in not selling M-rated games to kids. Take that, NRA. [FTC]

But for the gaming industry, it’s two steps forward and one step back. Here’s a look at some of the most offensive attempts at video game marketing. [Cracked]

A group at Full Sail University have spent months breaking down the weighting behind Metacritic’s games review weighting system. Metacritic claims that the results are inaccurate but of course they’d do that. They wouldn’t want anyone to know they give a volunteer site the highest possible weight and Giant Bomb the second lowest weight. [Gamasutra]

A report says that fewer games have multiplayer components. While I’d suggest that when you include indies that may be true, if you were to only look at releases from the big publishers, I’d bet that the percentage with multiplayer has gone up. [The Penny Arcade Report]

With Doctor Who coming back this weekend (can you tell that I’m excited?), here is a look at some of Matt Smith’s best moments as The Doctor. [Geek Sugar]

About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

Posted on March 29, 2013, in Links of the Week. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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