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I'm after a writer for a games section, is all.
I have a track record being published writing about music (for t' guardian and online) and I love a bit of Gears of War of an evening.
How hard can it be? They're just movies that you play.
Are you providing the games?
Also, I have detailed files on console architecture, frame rates, the meaning of the term "pwn" and am extremely unforgiving of games that feature quicktime events - which is every game that has been released in the last 5 years.
For you have just insulted Resi 4.
to the death!
ARGH! That's the worst one! And it's another one of those games that has dialogue spewing randomly from the mouths of characters as you play, so that you end up with situations where you're being eaten by a 7' tall vampire llama and your muppet character starts talking shit like "...I've got a really bad feeling about this".
All the Res Evil games can go to the hell they came from.##
Devil May Cry on the other hand, is neat.
I wouldn't touch any of the older Resi games with a bargepole nowadays; but 4 is still super-classy. I think it's the only game to do the QTE thing properly; a quick sequence of presses to escape a big attack, that kind of thing. I don't recall having any issues with the ingame dialogue; the only thing I remember is Ashley calling me a pervert when I looked up her little just-peeking-above-the-knee skirt. It's got a proper cheesy 60's horror feel to it, too.
Plus, you have to hammer a button to escape a massive walking stone statue of a midget. It's a midget.. but it's huge!
ive never played the first one but resident evil 2 was a great game as was CV
I think they've aged horrendously. I plopped RE3 onto my PSP a little while ago and the controls drove me up the wall. Lots of the atmosphere is still there, but by Christ it's hard work.
who used to be on the EDGE/rllmuk forums and can either definitely or probably can write well.
I suppose it's not my job to propose other people though. Is it a paid role?
I'd say heading to rllmuk is your best bet.
I did freelancing for NGC Magazine back in the day, but I'm completely out of the gaming loop now. I don't even have any of the latest gen consoles.
Outside of NGC I only met a few of the Edge people, and the guys who ran Gamesradar.com.
I did work experience for them when I was 16, then got taken on for freelancing until about a year before it turned into NGamer. Future's a bloody MASSIVE company, and their offices are spread quite considerably around Bath, and I didn't really have cause to venture far outside of the corner I was in...
Also, the One Life Left forum might be worth a dip: http://www.thetriforce.com/forum/index.php?board=10.0
Does he moderate the forum?
although the only times that I’ve seen him ‘moderate’ it is just when it involves deleting any spam that makes its way through the filters.
Maybe he should contact the freelancers from some of the other Future mags
They're just skilled enough to be able to adapt.
Although if you ever need a section on NES gaming I'm your man.
*adopts old man voice*
Video gaming ain't what it used to be....
but I will honk my horn about this.
I've got some examples from a couple of years ago if you'd like, and will happily throw something together for a something a bit more current.
I'd also love to see a Stealthy dismissal of the latest shovelware
I’ve dabbled in the past, but not for several years. Would it be paid? Do you provide the games?
I'd like to think I'm up with most happenings in the gaming world.
Plus I write for a living ;)
Probably less qualified than others here but I've been a gamer since my old man bought me a ZX Spectrum when I was seven, I currently play an unhealthy amount of xbox/wii and I love to write. I have plenty of spare time too (hence the shitloads of xbox/wii).
I also have a degree in Journalism, though all that proves is that I'm a freakin' moron.
It'll probably show up again soon...
I had a short stint back in 2001 as a game writer for the local rag and recently been writing my own stuff for my blog, my music blog and God is in the TV.
Plus, if it gets me the ladies then yay.
I have written for the local paper a while back as a game correspondent, had my own Dreamcast website for a while... wasn't very good though. Recently been writing for my blogs (music and personal) and God is in the TV as a full reviewer/news submiter person.
have spammed this page in their direction
used to work in games testing and have been writing this and that for years. i'm a multiplatform gamer - pc and all current / last gen platforms excepting the ps3 and psp (just hasn't seemed worth buying either yet).
not written about games extensively in the past - mostly on my blog and for a media review website with a name too cringeworthy to post here - but i know the subject.
I used to be a game tester, and I can write. I could knock up a few samples if you wanted.
...if anyone is up for maybe sending me any examples of work, please do to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unpaid, once-monthly column gig to begin with, but hopefully the odd game and stuff thrown in once contacts are up and running. Maybe pennies after a few installments.
If y'fancy 'applying' email away.
and I only write about indie games. But would love to!
what indie games? show me show me, i'm heavily into the indie gaming scene.
have been a games writer for 2.
and currently STILL working on DiS the game.
he used to do a column for bbc collective
contact him, he's yr man