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Topic: A question for the reviewing team.

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SonicMaster

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.
Current victims of shelving: Ni no Kuni, Dragon Quest VIII, Ratchet Deadlocked

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DazzaAdmin

Dazza

2. Posted:

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

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

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Mabbit

Mabbit

3. Posted:

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

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SSBbrawler08

SSBbrawler08

4. Posted:

not really

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MetalMario

MetalMario

5. Posted:

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

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y2josh

y2josh

6. Posted:

Halo ODST = 1/10, see I could review

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SwerdMurd

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

y2josh

8. Posted:

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

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MetalMario

MetalMario

9. Posted:

Jerichoholic+Josh wrote:

Halo ODST = 1/10, see I could review

<_<

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malpon

malpon

10. Posted:

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

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grenworthshero

grenworthshero

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I do love me some hot dogs.

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Sean_Aaron

Sean_Aaron

12. Posted:

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

MetalMario

13. Posted:

Karate Phants? What the heck is that?

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Sean_Aaron

Sean_Aaron

14. Posted:

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

sirgrim

15. Posted:

"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.

sirgrim

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SonicMaster

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.

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

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Sean_Aaron

Sean_Aaron

17. Posted:

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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CorbsStaff

Corbs

18. Posted:

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.

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Plain old gamer :)

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Knux

Knux

19. Posted:

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

Knux

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SonicMaster

SonicMaster

20. Posted:

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

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