Matthew Sawrey

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What’s in a Number?

A job, apparently. Or more specifically, a potential position with Bioshock Infinite developer, Irrational Games.

Last week the Take-Two owned development studio posted a listing on Gamasutra’s jobs board, advertising for the position of Design Manager. The post contains a list of understandably demanding desired candidate experiences and skill sets. Nestled at the bottom however is a surprising and unusual requirement, stating that candidates must have a “Credit on at least one game with an 85+ average Metacritic review score.”

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that such numbers have come to influence job prospects within the industry. Gaming reviews aggregator Metacritic has been passively involved in all manner of issues lately, and you don’t have to cast your view far across the web to come across multiple other instances of the site affecting decisions elsewhere.

Read on over at Thunderboltgames.

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This entry was posted on August 6, 2012 by in Articles and tagged , , , , , , .
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