GBAtemp gaming magazine

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by AlanJohn, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. AlanJohn
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    Well, I've been thinking for a while what I should do for the upcoming winter-break, and I decided to start-up a GBAtemp-themed magazine (what that dinosaur wanted to do, but only properly).
    But obviously, I cant make it all by myself, so I will need the help of follower tempers.

    • Open vacancies :
    • Reporter
    • Reviewer
    • Artist
    • Editor

      Requirements:
    • Must be popular on GBAtemp
    • Half decent image editing
    • Good knowledge of the English language

      Appeal:

    How much time do you spend on GBAtemp?:
    Can you write good reviews?:
    Are you a decent gamer?:
    Do you have the balls to take interviews with the biggest king-pings of the 'temp?:

    OPTIONAL:
    Where do you live?:
    Age?:
     
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  2. Guild McCommunist

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    No, no, and no.

    A GBAtemp magazine would basically be the equivalent of taking our entire "Magazine" section and putting stickers all over it. We have news. We have reviews. Why do we need it with a bunch of pretty pictures and formatting?

    If there was going to be a "GBAtemp gaming magazine", you'd think the Magazine Staff would pick it up. But it's honestly a redundant idea.
     
  3. alidsl

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  4. soulx

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    A magazine is silly.

    A better idea would be a thread that summarizes everything on GBAtemp from the past week. Like r/gaming's 'This Week in Gaming'.
     
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  5. prowler

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    You mean like the weekly wave.
     
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  6. Guild McCommunist

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    Exactly, that's a perfect idea. It's a nice, quick summary and collection of links to key things on GBAtemp such as news, reviews, and discussion. A magazine of the site is just basically "plagiarizing" stories we already posted and posting opinions that we've already heard or would rather hear on the forum so we can have discussion on it and edit as needed.

    The idea was shot down before and it'll be (or already is) shot down again.
     
  7. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Global Moderator

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    I find it funny that at least half of the "popular" folks on the 'temp hardly have a grasp on the English language.
     
  8. Frederica Bernkastel

    Frederica Bernkastel WebPerf and PWA advocate; @antoligy on Twitter

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    We've had a successful magazine before, it just fell down because nobody felt like maintaining it. Then came the weekly wave, as has been mentioned which fell to a similar fate (and our podcast never got released -- so nobody'll ever hear my voice ;D).
    Anyway point is, these things come and go. Since everybody elses' attempts have ended in failure, what makes you think you'll achieve better?

    Popular ≠ Self-proclaimed/implied popularity

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  9. emigre

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    Personally I think we should get the biggest trolls, make them do a podcast where they discuss the latest news.It owuld make fascinating listening.
     
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  10. Ace

    Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

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    Don't we already do that in the Weekly Temp? :unsure:
     
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  11. emigre

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    Sure you do...
     
  12. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I AM IN FOR IT DICKHEAD!

    to the topic:
    it sounds very facinating and butterflies all over my me, but No. there is no need for that at this stage.
     
  13. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

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    I've decided to bring back a news summary thread with my banality mixed with it.

    Who wants to be interviewed?
     
  14. alidsl

    alidsl I am now a lurker

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    me lolzors
     
  15. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Just putting old magazines through a paper shredder seems like it would be a better use of time... maybe you can take up scrapbooking as a hobby?
     
  16. AlanJohn
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    I will make just 1 for now. I'll see how successful it will be, and decide if its worth it or not.