can you write game reviews?

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  1. ZenZero
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    hi,

    I have recently been getting into doing some video reviews for any new games i get (type ultimategamer997 into youtube)

    but if you have seen any of them, the quality isnt great [​IMG]

    SO... i have decided to try and get a team together for a site containing written reviews.

    as i have an SCDS i easily get any new DS games i want.
    but i only get the odd wii game now and again, this is why, although i can provide WII reviews, i cannot do any very often.

    i would like to do reviews for all systems. here is the staff so far:

    DS Reviews - me
    Wii Reviews - me
    PS3 reviews -
    360 reviews - da foxx, personager
    PC reviews -
    PSP reviews -

    It is obviously possible for more than one person to write reviews for a single system and for one person to write reviews for more than one system

    I was just thinking of doing the site via blogspot - but i am yet to find a name - suggestions please!

    if you are interested then please state below
     
  2. GameSoul

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    I'd like to help out but I don't have a PSP, PS3, or 360, and I don't own any PC games. [​IMG]
     
  3. personager

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    I can do XBOX 360 reviews. I have over 30 games and counting. I can also help you out on Nintendo DS reviews if you want. I play almost every game on it due to flash carts and I can also do the occasional Wii review. Wii games don't come around very often for me but I have quiet a few and can help you out on those once in a while if you'd like.

    EDIT: I have a PSP but I'm really not into it so I doubt I'll write any good reviews for it
     
  4. Da Foxx

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    I can do Xbox 360 reviews. I can review Ghostbusters when it comes out. [​IMG]
     
  5. ZenZero
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    you two are in
    any name ideas?
     
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  7. jabmaster2

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    I have a ps3, wii with tons of games, 360, and a dsl with a cyclo evolutin ds, oh and an iPhone. So I can do any of those.
     
  8. Joe88

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    well ive written a few 360 game reviews over at DCemu
    but my 360 is broke now

    I also have a powerhorse of a PC at my disposal, hacked PSP / PS2 / PS1, and DS with flast cart
    and a PS3 with a few games

    I do text reviews, no video
     
  9. CyberFish

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    I have my list of systems in my sig. I have not written any official reviews, but wouldnt have a problem giving it a try. You could also do system reviews and how to's for fixes and such.

    As far as names, I suck. LOL. I started my own free forum awhile back and didnt really get any bites since there were alot of them. I named it consolewarriors.

    http://consolewarriors.5.forumer.com/
     
  10. personager

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    So, are you still planning to this, or what?
     
  11. Trolly

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    I'll totally do written reviews for PC for any games I have/will get, I don't mind doing a bit of writing and expressing my opinion [​IMG]. Just promise me you'll keep on top of it and won't give up within a week or something, it's just a waste of time if that happens.
     
  12. Lockon Stratos

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    I can do DS and PSP but I don't really think I'm going to do voices for my reviews though, maybe screenshots and recordings using RemoteJoy Lite PM me if I have the part or not [​IMG]
     
  13. G2K

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    I might be able to help out, but it depends on what kind of reviews we do. I've had BAD experience with video reviews - I usually stall and say "umm..." alot, but I still refuse to do a script >>

    If I need to do a video though, I will... my other videos (albeit old...) are on Youtube under gaph2000 if you want to see them. I was younger when I did those though, so my voice is higher [​IMG] I can write fairly proffesionally though, but I'm not sure that I'll be able to capture all aspects of the game.

    I could write for Wii, 360, DS, and DSiWare.
     
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    Sylvarant - Tales of Symphonia
    So, am I in or not? A bit of inactiveness from Zen Zero... [​IMG]
     
  15. Guild McCommunist

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    Meh, I'm still a newbie but if you need any reviews I can help. I do DS and WiiWare/VC for the most part. I don't pirate Wii games, so don't ask.
     
  16. Law

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    Whilst I don't tend to do many video reviews, what I do is mostly text based with gameplay videos for examples, I know a lot about quality. Something you need to work on.

    From what I've seen on your Youtube page, you're recording the games using a camcorder. For a DS I can understand if you don't know how to use an emulator, but to record footage from the Wii you should probably try and get hold of a capture card or a gamebridge. This will also allow for better post-production (You could probably get a Dazzle pretty cheap these days). Also record footage, and then review over it. It will allow you to easily start again without having to re-record footage.

    Also script, I'm mainly saying this because of the person a few replies up who says they "refuse to script". Adlib is a bad idea for reviews.


    Edit: God damn decided to watch one of your videos, OP. No, just no. Give up. Wait for your balls to drop.