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Maybe instead of going out of our way to be impartial admit that we are fans of certain games and consoles.
Write a review from a fans perspective and then have a separate review from a person that is not a fan of a particular game or series.
For instance Halo. I am not a fan so I could write a review from my perspective.
It'd be a fun persona system... the "PlayStation guy", the "Xbox guy," the "Halo guy," the "I hate Halo," guy, et al.
It actually sounds a lot like those editorials in the opinions section in the paper where two point of views take on one situation (like those for and those against smoking in bars, for example). Would be a fun and new way to tackle reviews, always having two of equal weight but opposing initial viewpoints.
This post was edited by sf2k4 21 months ago
Exactly. And it would give gamers that aren't fans or are fans of a certain game an idea of if they will like it or not.
A lot of times I can't tell if I will like a game or not based on a review because I don't know what the reviewers gaming preferences are.
I have a Hauppauge HD PVR so I can do video reviews too
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If this actually takes off I can get one as well. That is not a problem.
I got it. Something new. A chain of command.
Matt does video review of each big release. He gives the full circle review of said game just like GameInformer. Then there is a second reviewer of the game that gives the best review he can from a casual gamers perspective. Gives positives, negatives, does comparisons, and makes it more of a shooting review.
This happens after each one of us has our profile that visitors can look at. Gaming history, top 5 games of all time list, our favorite types of games, our favorite developer, ect... this lets the visitor know what kind of gamer is reviewing the game. This is something no other site does. No other site actually makes an attempt to communicate with their visitors in that way.
I think this would set us apart from most of the competition. Ign has done it a couple times for the game of the year caliber games.
Starting up will be very important. Do we focus our efforts on a few games or do we try to do a lot of games right out of the get go? I think focusing would be a good place to start, get a solid foundation and try not to spread ourselves to thin....
I will continue to brainstorm, ill check in often.
It's like the sites that hate call of duty and give it a 2, or the ones that love it give it a 9.5. I don't think it is either, but neither review is objective.
I would just focus on high profile releases and then if someone gets a downloadable game or a game that might not be considered high profile they can write a review if they choose.
I get most high profile releases so I can do a review for almost any AAA release.
We could have the fanboy review and the hater review. Could even take the comical route.
Almost blog-style. That would be cool: The main site only features the big name reviews, but each writer gets a blogroll where they can review whatever they want.
If it goes well, I might be interested in writing as well when I get out of my Air Force training and such.
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This is a must! Connecting to your market (likes, dislikes etc.) would only put us ahead of the game.
I'd love to be involved, but I classify my copywriting skill as "creative" rather than editorial or AP. Other than design, I don't think I offer much.
Maybe for the PC gamers, you guys can create a little live podcast or something every week where you review a game or just play with readers.
Many people loved the chance to play with the BF3 devs, this could be similar.
I feel like there's a good "lets make a review website" convo about once every month or so.
Time and change will surely (truly) show
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Well since none of us are actually professional journalists I suggest we don't take that route.
Like I said write it from a fans perspective. Basically just like we would review a game to one another on here.
Going to bed... Think there is site maintenance tonight......
Have a good night guys.
Not quite that often but it has definitely happened before.
I would like to integrate a message board.. Message boards bring more users and they bring ideas on what the audience would like to see done.
I took journalism classes in HS and spent two years as a sports writer for an award winning HS paper, does that count?
You should already get Barney under contract for the hater reviews. haha.
For sure. Forums create traffic. I would recommend using something like mp1st does. Their forums are very good and it would save a lot of time on programming. Not sure what the cost would be though.
More experience than anyone else I suppose.
All in all, if there is legitimate interest in the endeavour you have to make sure to do something that no one else does, or else its just going to fail into the realm of all the other mediocre review websites out there.
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