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Submitted by acronkyoung 920d ago | article

Tips for breaking into video games journalism

Games journalist Andrew Groen recently used the bully pulpit to offer some valuable tips for breaking into the industry. Steven Sukkau provides a detailed recap and connects it to community-driven sites like Bitmob. (Culture)

THR1LLHOUSE  +   920d ago
All good tips, but I think luck has *something* to do with it, even if people might not want to admit it.

I mean, you could be the best damn writer on Earth but it doesn't mean you'll automatically get noticed AND get noticed by someone who can give you a job.
Tolkoto  +   920d ago
I've found that a little pandering and begging can help.

Of, if you prefer a nicer word, persistence.
Emizel  +   920d ago
EVERYTHING IS DOOMED!!! Did I pass? When will I be getting paid?
ElementX  +   920d ago
There are enough gaming "journalists". Every Tom, Dick, and Harry has a website, all rehashing the same information and giving their opinions that most don't bother reading.

Also, I'm tired of all the offbeat site names out there. Just look at some of the articles on N4G and you'll see such gems as livingwithanerd.com, gamesta.com, thumb-culture.com, unlimitedammo.com, xbigygames.com, nerd4sure.com, chronogamers.com, nightmaremode.net and hundreds of others. If you want to write gaming articles, join an established site.
gamingdroid  +   919d ago
Although, I'm not for low quality sites, I do want unestablishments sites that grow and become established sites.

I want quality variety... not the same old rehash.

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