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Nav
11-08-2003, 18:47:57
I've had the very (very) rare occurence of a game sent to me by a publisher.

It's an 'Historical RTS'. I won't reveal the game name to keep it a surprise!

I'd like restrict this to posters in Europe only (bit too expensive to send elsewhere).

Yes and you should be able to produce a review within a couple of weeks of receipt!

fp
11-08-2003, 19:00:40
I can do it.

I know I'm not a regular here so you might not want to use me, which is fine. However, I've done this sort of thing before (for PCGamer). Getting a review out within a couple of weeks would not be a problem.

Nav
11-08-2003, 19:16:17
cool, thanks for volunteering!

Anybody else interested? If a number of people are I can do a 'pick the review at random' job.

The Shaker
11-08-2003, 19:36:08
I'd offer too, as i have next week off and buggar all to do.
Though i'd be interested to see fp's review technique.

Venom
11-08-2003, 19:51:34
Dammit this would be perfect for me!

Scabrous Birdseed
11-08-2003, 20:10:54
Sys Req?

Venom
11-08-2003, 20:11:25
Ooooh good question.

Nav
11-08-2003, 22:57:40
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Sys Req? Took me two hours to realise what your post meant. No.

Sir Penguin
11-08-2003, 23:08:47
:lol:

SP

Darkstar
12-08-2003, 01:44:36
Europe only? Bastards!

Although it's nice to see we got a "preview" ?

Beta1
12-08-2003, 08:50:08
wow review copies. Nice

fraid its not my genre though so cant help.

If you get a TBS or Space sim I'm your man though

Scabrous Birdseed
12-08-2003, 08:54:23
Oh just give it to Frusty.

Nav
12-08-2003, 09:48:49
Whatever you say Scabrous ;)

fp, please PM me your name, address details etc, so I can send you 'The Package'.

Yeah, sorry about europe only, trying to keep costs down.

King_Ghidra
12-08-2003, 10:23:48
so nav, are you being sent review copies of games because someone out here actually knows that we review games here on CG?

I remember you asking if i had any ideas of where we could pimp the reviews we do, sadly no, but it sounds like someone has heard of us?

Nav
12-08-2003, 10:36:45
the publisher contacted me (well the site) out of the blue. We do come up on search engines occasionally and when we do have reviews, I try my best to pimp them.

I also try and contact publishers and game developers now and again, but that usually bears little fruit.

fp
12-08-2003, 11:23:27
PM sent.

Thanks Nav. :)

Oh just give it to Frusty.

It took me ages to figure out you were referring to me here. Never heard that one before.

Beta1
12-08-2003, 12:35:44
Which game was it we got linked to from their web site?

Maybe its time to up the reviewing rate to encourage some more preview copies.

Dont think I've done one since the OpFlashpoint expansion ones. I was going to do the opflash point resistance one but it was such a poor expansion I couldnt face having to play enough of it to review. If I get engima:rising tide I'll do that one though.

Venom
12-08-2003, 12:38:12
And damn you Nav for your silly money saving rules.

Nav
12-08-2003, 12:42:02
yes the more reviews we do the more we are likely to be noticed.

fp
12-08-2003, 13:58:05
I can't wait for the 9 different reviews of PES3 we'll have in November then. :D

King_Ghidra
12-08-2003, 14:19:49
:lol: actually, i don't think we ever got round to doing one for pes2 did we? can't believe it

Sean
12-08-2003, 14:22:37
Is that Winning Eleven 7 in real money?

Sean
12-08-2003, 14:28:55
Answer: yes, but without all the player names (although in WE they are in one of the Japanese alphabets anyway) and with Umbro sponsoring in place of adidas.

King_Ghidra
12-08-2003, 14:33:26
you mean you don't know?

fp
12-08-2003, 14:33:41
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
:lol: actually, i don't think we ever got round to doing one for pes2 did we? can't believe it

That's the thing about fantastic games like that. You're so busy playing them you never find time to write a review. :)

*ticks off another day on the calender before the release date*

Funkodrom
12-08-2003, 15:12:33
Must get my PS2 fixed before then. :(

fp
12-08-2003, 16:27:33
Or, failing that, buy a new one.

Venom
12-08-2003, 16:30:45
Have I mentioned yet that I'm interested in reviewing the game and I live in Europe?

zmama
12-08-2003, 16:36:58
Stop being such a cheap ass Nav! ;)

Venom's reviews are the best for inviting vitriol and froggies...and they're fun to read. :)

Venom
12-08-2003, 16:41:19
Oooh Nav, she's talking about your ass. Again.

zmama
12-08-2003, 16:50:10
Don't recall talking about it before....must have been all that wine I drank :D

Venom
12-08-2003, 17:00:35
You were SOOOOOO drunk.

Maybe this fine company that sent along the game (and Nav) is afraid of me.

zmama
12-08-2003, 17:12:29
They are afraid of the

TRUTH!!!

:lol:

Venom
12-08-2003, 17:25:04
And that's what I bring to the table. The unfiltered truth. Straight to your lungs like a 1960's cigarette.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
12-08-2003, 20:00:35
You know, Nav, I don't mind volunteering to be Counterglow's U.S. Head Office, just in case you get a large U.S. publisher that wants to give you a game to review :) :)

Nav
12-08-2003, 21:12:41
my ass is doing very well thankyou.

Because we're a small, relatively unknown site, we would have the most success contacting, small, independant developers/publishers.

If we start producing game reviews more regularly, we are more likely to be taken seriously/noticed by bigger publishers.

For this strategy to work we must ensure that Venom only reviews games he likes, otherwise we are royally screwed up the asshole.

:D

Venom
12-08-2003, 21:17:51
You pan 1 game and everyone is on you for the rest of your life.

Nav
12-08-2003, 21:31:09
You only panned 1! I take it back, you, err benevolent, mis-understood, sympathetic game reviewer.

Venom
12-08-2003, 23:02:44
Now as for pieces of games, well, I've ripped the shit out of certain parts of other games. But it's only my way. And it's my way or the highway,

Shining1
13-08-2003, 07:05:17
Oooh, this thread reminds me of something... :)

Funkodrom
13-08-2003, 08:32:02
Originally posted by Nav
For this strategy to work we must ensure that Venom only reviews games he likes, otherwise we are royally screwed up the asshole.

:D

Or we could let everyone review the games honestly whether they like them or not, become a cult hit with fans who actually want 'no-nonsense' reviews. It shouldn't be about free games, it should be about great, honest, reviews. Otherwise what's the point?

Sir Penguin
13-08-2003, 08:33:51
Getting free games.

SP

Sir Penguin
13-08-2003, 08:34:14
Sorry, Own goal.

SP

Funkodrom
13-08-2003, 08:37:44
Whores.

The Shaker
13-08-2003, 09:14:37
free whores?

Nav
13-08-2003, 09:16:04
Originally posted by Funkodrom
Or we could let everyone review the games honestly whether they like them or not, become a cult hit with fans who actually want 'no-nonsense' reviews. It shouldn't be about free games, it should be about great, honest, reviews. Otherwise what's the point? Are you implying that I was implying that we should review games dishonestly?! :eek:

I was merely implying that if Venom was to pan a game sent by a publisher, in his own unique way, said publisher would blacklist us. So if we want a continued supply of free games, we just make sure Venom doesn't get the duffs ;)

Funkodrom
13-08-2003, 09:20:06
I know but that means you think that someone else might be swayed by the fact it was free to give it a more sympathetic review. At least he's funny about it.

Venom's reviews are honest and... encourage discussion.

Nav
13-08-2003, 09:45:04
I think you ought to add quote marks around discussion. :)

(of course it doesnt help if said publisher sends corrupt discs...) :bash:

Funkodrom
13-08-2003, 09:50:31
ha! So they have read Venom's reviews then. :)

fp
13-08-2003, 10:07:56
Brown paper package received this morning. I haven't opened it yet, but will test the quality of the merchandise this evening.

Venom
13-08-2003, 12:09:58
I'm famus. You know you've hit the big time in the review world when people fear you seeing their product.

Shining1
14-08-2003, 05:35:17
Nav, it depends on the publisher. If they're going to send us shit games then we probably want them to blacklist us.

Nav
14-08-2003, 09:39:54
I know that, I wasn't being serious. :D

Resource Consumer
14-08-2003, 09:44:32
Hey! Have we been blacklisted by .firaxis?

Venom
14-08-2003, 12:01:29
Only because you look like Sid.

Shining1
15-08-2003, 01:29:53
Oooooooh:D. That was Looooow.

Venom
15-08-2003, 02:46:57
I'm a mean mother fucker.

maroule
27-08-2003, 08:28:33
:)
nice thread

Nav, my review of CM was so benevolently ass licking it should be sent to Battlefront, so that we can get CMAK for free...

Venom
27-08-2003, 12:09:00
Yeah, your review licked ass alright.

maroule
27-08-2003, 12:12:20
yours sucked dick (literally)

Venom
27-08-2003, 12:45:19
And you're jealous.

maroule
27-08-2003, 13:13:30
not really
so when are you going to pan another game? What about Lionheart? while everything pointed to a superb game, the end result is apparently very disapointing (kind of diabloesque dunjon crawl with poor combat interface)

Venom
27-08-2003, 13:16:36
I'm not one of you people. I don't get to write reviews anymore.

Nav
27-08-2003, 13:25:16
Originally posted by maroule
Nav, my review of CM was so benevolently ass licking it should be sent to Battlefront, so that we can get CMAK for free... I think the same company that sent the the RTS, publish CM... :D

maroule
27-08-2003, 13:30:53
(spoiler)

must be CDV then
you probably got american conquest fight back or the next installment in the cosack serie

Nav
27-08-2003, 16:15:04
could be...

MDA
27-08-2003, 18:22:03
maybe...

fp
27-08-2003, 20:54:02
God (and my suck-ass NTL internet connection) willing the review will be published tonight - just putting the finishing touches to it now and then I'll submit it to Nav.

Review up two days before release? w00t.