The Supreme Commander GamePro review score bribe scandal

Supreme Commander - Image 1We all know that it's common promotional practice to send advance copies of their games to Gaming publications for review. But to accept a bribe to give a game a low score? That's something else right there.

An article on Gameworld Network glances over the buzz surrounding the supposed controversial review of Supreme Commander written by GamePro's Australian division. What arises suspicion here is that most other reviews have given the game reasonable reviews. Scores average from 80 to 90 percent.

However, GamePro Australia's review gave the game a score of 5/10 with remarks like "virtually unplayable" and "saddest moment in history of the genre" found within the review.

The rumor is that Electronic Arts - whose Command and Conquer 3 ships at the end of the month - the competition of Supreme Commander developers Gas Powered Games, allegedly offered a large bribe to GamePro Australia in exchange for a low score for Supreme Commander.

It used to be the perception that companies paid for decent review scores for mediocre games they've made. Now it's much, much worse. Saddest moment in the history of the genre our asses. If this is rumor true, then it definitely doesn't look good for the whole industry.

The truly horrific part is that others are starting to think that this has happened before.

What about you folks? What games in recent memory do you think got an unreasonably low score? Who do you think was responsible for it?

Also, if you're interested at going over the recent rivalry between the two titles, click here.

Via GWN

Supreme Commander - Image 1We all know that it's common promotional practice to send advance copies of their games to Gaming publications for review. But to accept a bribe to give a game a low score? That's something else right there.

An article on Gameworld Network glances over the buzz surrounding the supposed controversial review of Supreme Commander written by GamePro's Australian division. What arises suspicion here is that most other reviews have given the game reasonable reviews. Scores average from 80 to 90 percent.

However, GamePro Australia's review gave the game a score of 5/10 with remarks like "virtually unplayable" and "saddest moment in history of the genre" found within the review.

The rumor is that Electronic Arts - whose Command and Conquer 3 ships at the end of the month - the competition of Supreme Commander developers Gas Powered Games, allegedly offered a large bribe to GamePro Australia in exchange for a low score for Supreme Commander.

It used to be the perception that companies paid for decent review scores for mediocre games they've made. Now it's much, much worse. Saddest moment in the history of the genre our asses. If this is rumor true, then it definitely doesn't look good for the whole industry.

The truly horrific part is that others are starting to think that this has happened before.

What about you folks? What games in recent memory do you think got an unreasonably low score? Who do you think was responsible for it?

Also, if you're interested at going over the recent rivalry between the two titles, click here.

Via GWN

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