Video Game Review Sites – Parasites of the Industry

The Z-axis; the third dimension; a new depth. Video games changed by an immeasurable degree simply by adding a new direction to travel. Super Mario 64 was, for myself and many others, a mind blowing experience. Moving the plumber around in all directions in a virtual world that felt real and familiar was like seeing the future right there in front of my eyes. From the first time I climbed a tree in the seemingly tangible world I knew that there would be some really amazing stuff produced in the video game industry during my lifetime.

Video games have come a great distance since the N64. Assassin’s Creed shows us how games can have infinitely impressive environmental interactivity (even if the game play is somewhat repetitive). Bioshock gave us a look at the future of story telling in games. But even as we stand on the edge of what technology will allow us to do we sit idly by watching the critical arena digress into ridiculousness.

From the astounding number of spelling errors on the sites of the biggest names in the review/preview industry to the questionable release of a very prominent editor on what was considered a very trustworthy site, things are looking bad.

Fortunately there are some folks out there that are sick of this and New Gaming Journalism is starting to gain traction. Though the circles are smaller and the sites harder to find, there is a sub-group of smart gamers that are involved in elevating video games. Within the next few generations we will see some major changes in how games are made and who they are made for. Expect to see more middleware, expect smaller-on-average development budgets, expect digital-only-distro games, and expect many more niche titles.

Happily, this possible future is much brighter than our present situation. Review sites will have to be pared down or compartmentalized in order to relate to the tastes of gamers across a wider spectrum. No longer would the journalism juggernauts be able to operate like they have been. Gamers will search different spaces and outlets to find a voice that really speaks to them.

With intelligent gamers making their voices heard, we can make sure that games are made for our niche. We will see true Literature Games. Games with emotional and intellectual depth, and stories that drive the player to progress as much as the game-play does will start to see distribution. But don’t just sit by and watch this happen; find your niche and get involved or create a community if it isn’t already there. The bottom line: get involved and give your niche some extra volume.

The New Guitar Hero III is Fun According to the Video Game Reviews

Like the former version of Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero III now has plenty of rock music designed to insure the delight of music lovers. The nature of the game remains much the same as before, although there are much graphics now present and the songs are at a much higher level of difficulty, made to challenge the skills in guitar playing of the more dedicated music gamers. The advances in technology continue to contribute to the sophistication of newer rock versions like Guitar Hero III over the previous versions, and as the makers benefit from the video games reviews.

Guitar Hero III boasts of a guitar controller and a strummer. It also has a new set of fret buttons. The game now shows the notes on the screen and the player has to hit the matching buttons fast in order to create the music. The big collection of hit soundtracks in the new version will give you much pleasure with the effect of making you feel as having created them yourself. Covering several generations of music, you can find Santana’s ‘Black Magic Woman’ or ZZ Top’s ‘LaGrange’ in it. You will also have rock pieces selected from the 1990s sung by Red Hot Chilli Peppers or Pearl Jam. These are among the new features that will give you much entertainment and fun playing the new game. The favorable video games reviews of the earlier Guitar Hero editions must have contributed to the increased sophistication of the new series.

The increased level of difficulties in the songs is the primary reasons the music fun and lover will spend hours in the game trying to improve his skills. Guitar lovers are somehow addicted to the instrument once they learn playing it; the same thing happens with Guitar Hero III – the addiction just follows as a matter of course. Experienced guitar players can now see in the new version which notes can be pulled off, or may be hammered on, as they are prominently shown in glowing brightness on the screen.

One special feature in Guitar Hero III is that you will be able to keep track of all your note streaks, which allows so much concentration while you are playing the game. Text messages flash also on the screen regularly advising you of the streak milestones that you have reached. The star power meter has also big improvements from the older versions, which make the player glued to the game for hours. He can very well forget the long hours he is in the game and could even miss his meals just pursuing his addiction to the rock music in the new Guitar Hero III. The player may just be duplicating what the makers of the new guitar game version experienced when they worked on the game – they also missed their meals trying to perfect it. Some of them may even include these missed meals in their making of their video games reviews.

How To Make Money Online By Writing Video Game Reviews

The internet provides you with various new and exciting ways to earn money every day. It does not matter if you are currently working a part time job or a full time one, there are plenty of ways to make quick, extra money on the internet. Writing video game reviews is one of the things that you can do. Nowadays, there are many websites you can use to publish your reviews and earn money from them. Yes, it is possible to get extra income from writing and many people have tried their luck in this kind of job.

If you are a video game enthusiast, and you always keep up to date with the latest games in the market, then this job is perfect for you. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of writing reviews, you might want to know the tricks to do it right. Below are some tips worth trying:

1. Publish your reviews on different websites. If you expect a good earning, then you should post your reviews on at least 4 websites or even more. There are revenue share sites where you can get a percentage of the advertising revenue from your articles. You also have the option to start a blog but it may take a bit more time to generate money. The revenue share sites offer a quicker way to earn money than a blog. If you choose to have a blog, you will have to spend more time and put in more effort to make sure that it gets a good ranking on search engines.

2. Don’t just stop on one review, you should publish as many as you can. It is important to publish more articles so you can earn more money. It is also important for you to maintain your articles so that you can still earn money from them in years to come. This enables you to build up readership, link your work to get higher rank on the search engine, and learn more about your trade.

3. In order to write good reviews, you have to play many different video games. However, video games are not exactly cheap and you may not have the time to play all the latest games in the market. A good solution to overcome this problem is by rewriting your reviews and posting them at the websites that you write for. You can talk about the different aspects of a game in several articles.

4. Don’t forget to expand your topic. Besides game reviews, you can also write game tips, list of top 10 best action games, cheat codes, and many more.

It takes time before you can earn a steady income, but with perseverance and creativity, you can succeed. In the first month, you may only earn few cents per article but don’t take it as an obstacle. Your earning will increase as long as you keep writing and publishing the reviews on the internet.

Video Games Review – Read Dead Redemption

With E3 and PAX bringing a great deal of excitement to a summer of epic games, gamers are looking forward to the blockbusting releases of the fall and winter. However, there are a number games that still deserve a second look and should be reviewed further. One such video game is Red Dead Redemption, the Old West open world game that was released at the beginning of the summer.

One of the main strengths that video game reviewers had pointed out about Red Dead Redemption is the open feeling of the story. Character choices do not always have the desired effects and making the correct decisions doesn’t always guarantee that you will end up in the right location. You take on the role of John Marston, who stands right on the line of law and chaos. Your goal is to hunt down your former gang and bring them to justice, whatever way you see fit. They had sold you out and now you are out for blood and punishment, however you want to play it. This is a compelling story, where in game decisions will have an effect both on the reception that you will receive with other characters in the game and on how you get things done in the context of the game. Will you have a bounty on your head and have to avoid the law? Or will you be a shining beacon of justice? The choice is yours.

The random encounters in the game are also of top quality. It is not unusual to be riding between one town and another and come across a shootout between two gangs. Do you step in on one side or the other? Do you just sit back and watch? Or do you just move on and not get involved at all? It is completely up to you.

Red Dead Redemption also offers a multiplayer setting where you can form a gang and fight online against other gangs. This feels very much like a typical shoot out, but there is something that is gratifying about that experience in the low tech world of the Old West at the turn of the 20th century. Working together with your friends you could become a gang to be feared.

Overall, Red Dead Redemption is very much worth the $59.99 price tag. It is an immersive game that will capture your imagination and it presents a compelling storyline that allows you to choose the morality level of your character.

Video Game Reviews – Tips for Gamers in Writing Video Game Reviews

Let’s face it the average video gamer has the attention span of a gnat. so of you are going to catch their attention when writing a video game review you need to do it quick. In other words, start with a 5-star method at the top. How many stars is it worth?

Next you must explain at the bottom who you rate the video games, and your criteria, because a true gamer is not interested in your opinion unless you quantify things. The next critical point of contention in video game review writing is to explain the level of play; is it for a beginner, intermediate or advanced player.

Of course, the feel of the game, responsiveness and speed of play are also extremely important to the video gamer and its okay to tell it like it is. If the graphics are gay or they suck, then say so. How realistic are the characters and scenery? This is where you can go into detail about the landscape, buildings, attire of characters and how they interact, how real to life is it?

Another significant factor is the point system; is it fair, does it cheat the gamer, and are there ways to boost the point score using various strategies and tricks. If you really want your gaming reviews to get the five stars that you only give the very best video games that you review, then you must give the gamer pointers and tricks to better their scores, and better their chances of winning. Tips and tricks are the most interesting points of any gaming review, so don’t let us down.