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Irrational job advertisement

High Metascore required.

Bioshock Infinite developer Irrational Games recently posted a job ad over at Gamasutra. Nothing strange at first glance, but what has spurred controversy is the inclusion of having worked on a game that scored higher than 85 on review site Metacritic.

Metacritic has sometimes been used by publisher to judge the work of developers, and by analysts, but developers themselves usually swear of the very rough and unprecise scores of the site. Mixing different review scales and overall philosophies on scoring is not exactly the basis of a fair and even ground on which to measure the quality of games (even if it gives you a ballpark number).

Anyway, the 85 or higher requirement just seems silly to place in the actual ad, one would think Irrational would take the time themselves to judge whether or not said person has done quality work in the past.