Originally Posted by rhythmic †hesis
That doesn't solve my question, but rather perpetuates the problem I outlined already.
I'm not questioning their conclusion (or their articles), I am questioning their lack of consistency (or methodolgy) pertaining to quantitative measures regarding games.
Ah okay. Well I misunderstood your intentions I guess. Plus in your original post you said you didn't really elaborate on it. I would agree that they are inconsistent and they have been criticized a lot for it. I was just saying that intangible aspects may be why they do it. You'd probably have to interview IGN for a definitive answer.