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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
become a game reviewer like the guy on dealspwn.
cuz they get games shipped to them early
anyone know?
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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banned#1
work for a major games website or magazine
#2
Maybe start with a gaming/animation/developing degree...then a few years experince so you have a basic knowledge about the gaming industry.
#3
so who do the guy(s) at gamespwn work for
#4
xbox-360-elite
so who do the guy(s) at gamespwn work for


Do you mean dealspwn?
#5
oh yeah sorry
#6
xbox-360-elite
so who do the guy(s) at gamespwn work for


http://www.dealspwn.com/dealspwn-authors/


Tells you a bit about them, its a editorial blog, mainly focused on gaming...i dare say its funded by advertising.
It has an email at the bottom for those wanting to write for them
[mod]#7
I worked as a game reviewer for a few years
I was asked to do it as[B] my name cropped up in converstaion somewhere
Pay is crap but yeah you get the games; but my god you have to play through some dross
You can't sell the games on either as they are (mostly) digitally signed to you and if you pop it on ebay you will get caught eventually an[B]d you are in bother
So, if playing (mostly) awful games for 12 hours a day and then having to write a review about it for next to no pay is your thing then it's a great job. Sometimes I would get the worlds worst game and I would so want to write "Expensive coaster" type reviews but was told to write favourable reviews
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andywedge
I worked as a game reviewer for a few years
I was asked to do it as[B] my name cropped up in converstaion somewhere
Pay is crap but yeah you get the games; but my god you have to play through some dross
You can't sell the games on either as they are (mostly) digitally signed to you and if you pop it on ebay you will get caught eventually an[B]d you are in bother
So, if playing (mostly) awful games for 12 hours a day and then having to write a review about it for next to no pay is your thing then it's a great job. Sometimes I would get the worlds worst game and I would so want to write "Expensive coaster" type reviews but was told to write favourable reviews
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can you really be told what way you have to write the review? Who enforces that?

Jack of all trades you are andy! Sure you've never worked for MCFC?
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mcnally32
can you really be told what way you have to write the review? Who enforces that?

Jack of all trades you are andy! Sure you've never worked for MCFC?


Not enforced but asked to be favourable (for usually "keep them sweet" type reasons); so if it was a 3/10 game I might go to 5/10 and look for positives rather than negatives. This only happened on about 5 or 8% of stuff so it wasn't a regular thing.

Regarding MCFC :-D

Watch this space

Not actually for City but for a City website (hopefully) in the coming weeks/months but still at early stages
#10
andywedge

So, if playing (mostly) awful games for 12 hours a day and then having to write a review about it for next to no pay is your thing then it's a great job. Sometimes I would get the worlds worst game and I would so want to write "Expensive coaster" type reviews but was told to write favourable reviews


Similar thing when i worked for both EA and Sega as a games tester. Quite a few of the other guys were so good at the games when we eventually had to play against testers in the USA, we were told to basically 'let them win' to avoid any arguments with the game developers. madness
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gapster
Similar thing when i worked for both EA and Sega as a games tester. Quite a few of the other guys were so good at the games when we eventually had to play against testers in the USA, we were told to basically 'let them win' to avoid any arguments with the game developers. madness


I wouldn't be able to stop myself from winning :p
#12
From what Andy says, it's the same thing as with game testing. People think 'yay, paid to sit around playing games', when the reality is that most people who've done it will tell you it's boring, repetitive and poorly paid. The OP only seems to be looking for games early anyway, rather than career advice. (Not that I'm saying there's any particular problem with that, should it be taken the wrong way.)

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