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Those crazy Ars Technica writers again, pointing out how data and surveys can be manipulated.  From someone with epidemiology background, I was particularly interested in the comments about how the Metacritic score was affected.

The whole article is actually worth a read, but it struck a nerve with me from the point of view of someone with interest in both statistics and gaming….

In conclusion?

Modern Warfare 2 can be a fun game. The single-player is short, but intense. It’s not a $1 billion game in our opinion, however, and the precedents set by its release and success aren’t pointing towards good things for the industry.

Of course, after selling all those games, why should Activision care?

via What we (and Activision) learned from Modern Warfare 2.

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