Tips and tales from the pros.
coming up with a nifty name of your site and register it through people like godaddy. The hard part is being objective and neutral when it comes to reviewing. Unless you specifically want to review games for one platform. Even then, it is the professionalism of remaining in line with the review to that platform without wanting to take digs at others....that is hard as well. Oh and you have to be able to take criticism as well as death threats.
How do you become a gaming journalist? Easy. Just learn how to take quotes out of context and make up a sensationalist headline and bingo, you have just qualified as a gaming journalist.
@ hands up for games... Also taking bribes, not really speaking the truth about games. Posting fake figures/numbers (CVG mainly), having your own site with 1 article over 4 pages so you can get money due to the number of adverts (Mainly german gaming sites)
XD that guy looks like Russel Brand even sounds like him
Pledge your flag to one console start a website create propaganda title for hits continue to spread lies even in the face of facts have gamers on sites like n4g continuing your fanboy mission in the comments section make bigger sites like IGN jealous so they become inconsistance and fanboyish themselves job done your a 'game journalist' just like LOT and vgchartz s/ this gen has been the biggest joke
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another word how to be a fake Wanna be Games journalist. Like so many trash and rubbish sites dedicated to games who claim to be journalist and come up with constant trash news- top 10 trash, goty that doesn't make sense, negative news and articles, so much opinion and bad review scores! If you really want a free game then mod your damn console and stop being a wanna be journalist coming up with trash articles!
There's really two camps of gaming journalists right now. The ones who are actual journalists who do in-depth interviews with developers, write witty unbiased editorials, quote their sources etc. Proper journalist work. Then there are the bloggers who write (steal) sensationalist headlines just to get hits and have no idea what an "edotorial" is. And then there's Hiphopgamer...
Simple you dont . Videogames journalism is a name tag , with very few of them actually trained to be journalists . And that was even before the onslaught of bloggers
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