Our Ratings, Our Selves

So there’s the website called Metacritic.  They aggregate reviews and rate things. Lots of things. Books. Movies. And most importantly, videogames.  But unlike other industries, people who make games get their bonuses tied to the Metacritic scores.

Understandably, game designers were none to pleased to discover that Metacritic had begun rating individual people for their past projects. Now I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the day when every human action I make is recorded, judged, and then rewarded/punished. What a gloriously, depressing day that will be.

Metacritic decided that this was a terrible idea and has now pulled the system down. Who’d have thought that this wouldn’t be a terrible idea?