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Apr
24
2015

Zero to 360: Being a Game Reviewer’s Wife, and Then Some

Nicole-GTAO

“Ding, dong”, the door bell is ringing yet again this week and that only means one thing, an early review copy has arrived. It’s basically Christmas every Tuesday in this house. And in this industry there are restrictions, or embargoes as they’re called, that prevents anyone from talking about the game before release. They also come with deadlines. These deadlines require a fast turn around with not being able to enjoy the full extent of game until after the review is out. It didn’t use to be this way, but this how it has been through the last 4 years of being a game reviewer’s wife.

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Jan
28
2011

What’s actually being reviewed? The Game or The Box?

We all read reviews. We want other people’s opinions on a game before we spend our money on it. It makes sense. There are times where we play a demo, and that is more than enough to sell us on the game. Other times we rely on experts to tell us what they think of the game, touch on the high and low points, and pump out a point or star score. A lot of reviews will include text that are Pros and Cons, Good and Bad, + and -. …continue reading » What’s actually being reviewed? The Game or The Box?