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This is a great opportunity. I would like to contribute this way but I don't play enough new releases. Plus, those I do get are on the least needed platform (Wii U). I look forward to some good PC articles though.



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dongo8 said:
I have a couple of questions, this seems like a fun opportunity. Currently I work as an insurance agent, but I have always wanted to do something on the side related to writing, whether that be serious writing, or writing just for fun. Gaming is a passion of mine, so this seems like a combination of both because each are in a different, yet very important section of my life.

So, the questions: First, what would be the requirement on the length of each article, and would they be submitted to an editor first, or just posted? Second, would there be any way for me to get my hands on more systems so that I could do more reviews? I don't have a ton of expendable money, and currently own just a Wii U, an XBox 360, and a 3DS, I would love to get an XBox One as well, but currently cannot afford one. Lastly, I would love to do either side, whether it be gaming reviews, or the financial side of things, but I am just wondering where we would get ahold of accurate financials, meaning would we have access to an exclusive site, or individual company financials, or would we just wait for NPD data? I know they are usually one of the first out there with the data, but just curious.

I love creative writing as well, would there be opportunities to work in satirical pieces, or short stories or anything like that? I'm sure I will have more questions later, but those are all I have for now :)


1 - There is no length requirement. Yes all articles - even basic news stories - are copy edited (90% are done by me, 10% by Brent), and reviews are also content edited (mostly by Torillian).

2 - We don't supply reviewers with platforms, so no not really.

3 - For data you'd use our published figures, as well as those published by NPD, GfK etc. The only special access you'd get is potentially access to VGC figures that aren't published publicly, but that would only be after you'd been on staff for a while and, of course, would depend on Brett being happy to share that data with you.

4 - Stories, nooooot really, depends what you mean exactly. Satire pieces, yes, providing it's gaming related.



As a former writer (For some reason they let me just doodle to my heart's content), I wish everyone good luck. Really excited to see the next wave of folks dedicated to making this site a better place. :)



Good luck to those who want to try. I used to write for VGC back when there were no standards.



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outlawauron said:
Good luck to those who want to try. I used to write for VGC back when there were no standards.


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Smeags said:
As a former writer (For some reason they let me just doodle to my heart's content), I wish everyone good luck. Really excited to see the next wave of folks dedicated to making this site a better place. :)


What's your name smeagonator,I want to see your articles!:P:P:P:P



tak13 said:
Smeags said:
As a former writer (For some reason they let me just doodle to my heart's content), I wish everyone good luck. Really excited to see the next wave of folks dedicated to making this site a better place. :)


What's your name smeagonator,I want to see your articles!:P:P:P:P

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I mostly did community based articles. Like VGC Most Wanted, VGC Celebrates (a 'best of' for franchises), and VGComix.



tak13 said:
Smeags said:
As a former writer (For some reason they let me just doodle to my heart's content), I wish everyone good luck. Really excited to see the next wave of folks dedicated to making this site a better place. :)


What's your name smeagonator,I want to see your articles!:P:P:P:P


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Machina said:
dongo8 said:
I have a couple of questions, this seems like a fun opportunity. Currently I work as an insurance agent, but I have always wanted to do something on the side related to writing, whether that be serious writing, or writing just for fun. Gaming is a passion of mine, so this seems like a combination of both because each are in a different, yet very important section of my life.

So, the questions: First, what would be the requirement on the length of each article, and would they be submitted to an editor first, or just posted? Second, would there be any way for me to get my hands on more systems so that I could do more reviews? I don't have a ton of expendable money, and currently own just a Wii U, an XBox 360, and a 3DS, I would love to get an XBox One as well, but currently cannot afford one. Lastly, I would love to do either side, whether it be gaming reviews, or the financial side of things, but I am just wondering where we would get ahold of accurate financials, meaning would we have access to an exclusive site, or individual company financials, or would we just wait for NPD data? I know they are usually one of the first out there with the data, but just curious.

I love creative writing as well, would there be opportunities to work in satirical pieces, or short stories or anything like that? I'm sure I will have more questions later, but those are all I have for now :)


1 - There is no length requirement. Yes all articles - even basic news stories - are copy edited (90% are done by me, 10% by Brent), and reviews are also content edited (mostly by Torillian).

2 - We don't supply reviewers with platforms, so no not really.

3 - For data you'd use our published figures, as well as those published by NPD, GfK etc. The only special access you'd get is potentially access to VGC figures that aren't published publicly, but that would only be after you'd been on staff for a while and, of course, would depend on Brett being happy to share that data with you.

4 - Stories, nooooot really, depends what you mean exactly. Satire pieces, yes, providing it's gaming related.

Alright, thank you Machina, perhaps I'll throw my hat in this ring!

P.S. Of course my satire pieces would be gaming related, and by short stories, I mean take characters and enter them into original stories to try and weave their worlds together, I think it would make for interesting reading! Of course, that's not part of the job description, so never mind, haha. Thank you again! :)



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