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SonicMaster

1. Posted:

Sonicmaster here, and I've got a question. If you want to be a reviewer, do you have to be able to buy games yourself? Becuase I think it'd be cool to be a reviewer, but of course, I can't get points whenever I want.

I have trouble finishing games.
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Dazza

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Well first off you'd have to send us a sample of your work. Lots of readers write in asking to be reviewers, but only a few are chosen. We're always trying to improve our standards so the barrier to entry is much higher than it was in the past when Corbie slipped through the net :-p

Generally reviewers buy games themselves, but from time to time we will gift them if possible.

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Mabbit

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arent you a bit young for reviewing sonicmaster? its pretty hard stuff

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SSBbrawler08

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not really

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MetalMario

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I could probably do it, I've done it before, but I'm not rich.

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y2josh

6. Posted:

Halo ODST = 1/10, see I could review :)

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SwerdMurd

7. Posted:

Halo OVRPRCD = new title.

60 bucks for essentially an expansion pack (to the world's most generic fps series, but that's a different topic entirely)...i just don't get it I guess.

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y2josh

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Swerd_Murd wrote:

...but that's a different topic entirely)

Yes, I may start a topic when I get home ranting about my hatred of Halo and see what others opinions are... oh goody :D

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MetalMario

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Jerichoholic+Josh wrote:

Halo ODST = 1/10, see I could review :)

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malpon

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An occasional free gifted game HOT DOG I just may try sen'n in some me work!

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I do love me some hot dogs.

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Sean_Aaron

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malnin wrote:

An occasional free gifted game HOT DOG I just may try sen'n in some me work!

When the game is Karate Phants, I think the reaction will be more muted...

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MetalMario

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Karate Phants? What the heck is that?

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Sean_Aaron

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MetalMario wrote:

Karate Phants? What the heck is that?

Well, if you're really curious I just so happen to have a review:

http://wiiware.nintendolife.com/reviews/2009/07/karate_phants...

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sirgrim

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"This game is terrible. I play games on the 360 all day long that look way better. 0/10"

There's my submission. Maybe I should send it to IGN as well to secure my future review job.

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SonicMaster

16. Posted:

Eh. I may ask my mom if I can get a blog where I can review games I have. Oh, and the reason I started this thread was wondering if I could get free games. :P

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Sean_Aaron

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It depends on whether or not the developer is doing free samples or how hard-up the editors are to get a game reviewed ^_~ -- yes it's possible to get free games. Whether or not that's actually worthwhile is questionable. I did not pay for Karate Phants, but I don't think that was a bonus. Getting Minon: Everyday Hero and 5 Spots Party was pretty cool, as is getting gifted games to review from PR folk for my blog, though I will say I solicited neither.

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Corbs

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There are times when you do have a buy a game yourself. Just depends on the publisher and the PR firm. But it is nice to get some free games. Especially the good free games. :D

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Knux

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I'm practing by putting reviews on my blog, and I'm learning as time goes on. I would be glad to help...

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SonicMaster

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So, occasionally you get free games, but most of the time you have to pay yourself? Oh well. The only reason I cared is because I likey free games :D

I have trouble finishing games.
Current victims of shelving: Ni no Kuni, Dragon Quest VIII, Ratchet Deadlocked