For instance Halo 4 is not even out and they have alraedy rated it a 9.8... Really? Rating a game so high that isn't even released yet, that is IGN's mentality for you.
I think I already clarified this point in another thread. It's easy for IGN to rate a game that's not out yet. They get games in advance to play and rate. Several sites have this ability.
Ign rated Virtues Last Reward very high ( 9.5 ) This has got me thinking that IGN has knowledge of the next installment of this game going to Nintendo. This way they can say, " See we rated a Vita game high" When they know it's going to Nintendo, so by rating it high now it just makes more people interested for the next game going to Nintendo. Nintendo wins and IGN will still get their cash reward. Conspiracy theory.....I THINK NOT!