Wednesday, July 22, 2020

EXP Podcast #582: Review Bombs Away

Action shot of a real review bomber
Duck and cover everybody: it's time to talk about video game reviews.  Reactionary hot takes have been around forever, but the concept of "review bombing" is a special, terrible twist on the all-too-common public vitriol towards a video game that dares do anything other than pander directly to the most vocal fanatics.  Metacritic (no stranger to controversy itself) recently introduced a short post-release moratorium on user reviews in an effort to blunt review bombing.  But will it work and what's truly at play here.  This week we put on our flak jackets and try to find out.

- Here's the show's stand-alone feed
- Listen to the podcast in your browser by clicking here, right-click and select "save as link" to download the show in MP3 format, or click play below.

 Show Notes:

- Runtime: 42 min 11 sec
- Music by Brad Sucks

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