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I have a 37 page Metroid Prime essay going on there. It's mostly about its atmosphere, and I have yet to finish it. I started it like 4 years ago.

I'd also like to write in detail about the things that make me play the Xenoblade games, and specifically talk about the aspects that turn off a lot of people. Sadly, school eats up a lot of time, and I find better myself writing standard fiction and poetic prose.



Metallox said:
I have a 37 page Metroid Prime essay going on there. It's mostly about its atmosphere, and I have yet to finish it. I started it like 4 years ago.

I'd also like to write in detail about the things that make me play the Xenoblade games, and specifically talk about the aspects that turn off a lot of people. Sadly, school eats up a lot of time, and I find better myself writing standard fiction and poetic prose.

37 pages? Do you plan on doing something with it?

EDIT: Sorry if that sounded harsh/condescending, I'm genuinely curious.

Last edited by VGPolyglot - on 03 April 2018

I am the editor in chief of gaminggamma.com and I do a lot of reviews on there.

Example review:
https://gaminggamma.com/2018/03/15/yakuza-6-the-song-of-life-review-an-unforgettable-sendoff/

Granted I mainly do reviews for YouTube on my channel but the website allows me and my staff to review games that wouldn't make it onto the channel.



"I think it will be the HDS"-Me in regards to Nintendo's next handheld.

I'd like to. Don't really know where to start, though.



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VGPolyglot said:
Metallox said:
I have a 37 page Metroid Prime essay going on there. It's mostly about its atmosphere, and I have yet to finish it. I started it like 4 years ago.

I'd also like to write in detail about the things that make me play the Xenoblade games, and specifically talk about the aspects that turn off a lot of people. Sadly, school eats up a lot of time, and I find better myself writing standard fiction and poetic prose.

37 pages? Do you plan on doing something with it?

EDIT: Sorry if that sounded harsh/condescending, I'm genuinely curious.

It's a 19K+ word document, so I'd feel terrible if I didn't x) And it's not just blabbering, I've made real effort in avoiding that. In that sense, there's a publishing house in the state university of my city that concentrates on literary analysis, with special attention to recently emerged media, including video games. There are also free-style essay contests that accept this sort of deal, so I could publish on them as well. 

It's mostly a comparison of emergence of tone and development of setting of the Metroid Prime games (particularly the original) to the style used by a few short story Mexican writers who put the characters' surroundings as a decisive part for narrative progression. This really stroke back when I first played Metroid Prime a few years ago. Hence, I'm also trying to put video games for excellent mechanisms for non-mainstream composition styles. So, of course, it's not appropriate enough to be published in a game site. 



Yessir! Other that here (just started a few months back), I've been writing reviews for a Canadian site called Newgamenetwork for a few years. Everything (developer/PR communications and promo codes) are completely handled through our editor there which feels a bit constricting but the plus side of that is he usually nets a pretty sizable backlog of free codes (usually of indies) that we can constantly draw from. We'll also sometimes get freebies of the big AAA stuff, but there are about 4 or 5 guys above me in seniority there so they usually get first dibs on the really big AAA content. I often cover Nintendo side of things there but as you probably wouldn't be surprised to find out, they don't give us codes. I did manage to score Gears of War Ultimate and Halo War 2 codes so that was pretty cool. We also recently scored a spot on Metacritic so it's cool to have your scores factored into there. They hooked me up with my first ever E3 trip too which was a pretty epic (though chaotic) experience. Didn't cover travel but obviously being media I got into the show for free and got first dibs on a lot of demos via exclusive dev pressers.

Also write for a site that specializes completely in indie games called Cliqist. Starting like next week they can no longer pay their writers so I'm going to be shifting most of my focus from there. Kinda a bummer as a liked the system they had in place there for the most part and the pay wasn't too shabby, but on the plus side it'll free me up to write more for this site!

Have done some feature/listicle stuff back when I was first getting started getting published on a site called Leviathyn as well.

Finally, I have a personal blog "thewarpedzone.blogspot.com" but I've haven't really messed around with that much lately as it gets very few views so it's largely just for my own pointless game related ramblings.



 

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berzerkertank said:
I'd like to. Don't really know where to start, though.

The most important thing, just get started. There's something you're interested in for sure. Let it be a serious article, a first review or column.style, which is perfect for personal oppinions or less serious stuff.

And try to get some honest but constructive criticism on what you write.

Would be my advice.