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CNET acquires Metacritic

CNET Networks, publisher of, expects the buy to bolster features on its GameSpot and sites.

CNET Networks, the publisher of, has acquired Metacritic in a move to bolster features on its GameSpot and sites, the company announced Monday. Metacritic provides review summaries--and an overall score for critics' reviews--for games, music, videos, movies and books. Metacritic relies on reviews from at least 40 critics per category.

CNET said it plans to continue to operate the site and to fold the company's relevant content into its own games and entertainment sites. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.