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What were the major changes made to OpenCritic in the new design?
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I found a bug or factual error. How can I report it?
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Some of OpenCritic's team members are also employed in the gaming industry. How do you manage this potential conflict of interest?
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Rating, Score, and Listing Questions
How is the OpenCritic rating (Mighty, Strong, Fair, or Weak) determined?
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Why are there so many games missing before October 2015?
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