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Alright /v/, we're going to create our own gaming news site.

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Alright /v/, we're going to create our own gaming news site. So to start from the very bottom, what will be the name? What type of news will we post? Also, anyone willing to give a domain?

that's all
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>>259637451
Vidyanews
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>>259637451
it's called gather your party, nobody goes there.
it's got the infrastructure down already, just needs contributors.
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>Hey /v/! Let's making a gaming news site!
>You do all the work!

Fuck off.
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>>259637451
4chanOtakuGameZone
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Voyager

as in taking a voyage through the wonderful world of vidya
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>>259637451
Something incredibly offensive so that SJWs refuse to apply on principle

>Men Rights Defense Force
>Rape May Be Funny
>Jews run the world
>Anita Fraud News
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>>259637451
Venerable Game News
With Vivian as the mascot.
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>>259638016
Vivian can fuck off
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>>259637748
I'd contribute (and did contribute a comic) but I don't scramble for modern games and I have difficulty with creative writing, especially humor
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>>259637979
>>259638016
Nothing more disrespectful than claiming that your enemy's more respectful than you.
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>>259638203
And why would I want respect?
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>>259638202
Have a journalist background? Maybe even a degree?
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I was gonna give you a cool name, but then I realized a lazy fuck like you would never do the name justice.

So I'm gonna take it and make my own gaming news site.
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>>259637451
Good luck with that.
/v/ isnt a hivemind, it will take hours to days to even get past just looking for a name.
Im going to play along for now, so why not something simple? All Things Gaming or some kind of variation.
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>>259637979
>dose clickbait headline names
the inversion of kotaku is even more eye-grabbing
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>>259637451
TFR

And just have it be a bunch of anagrams that are randomly put in the homepage every time you refresh.


But the real name is The Fire Rises
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>>259638202
that wasn't really my point, my point is there already is one, you can try to make it work and you can make another failure, but there is no point in starting a new fuckin g website when there is nothing wrong with the old one other then nobody being willing to work on it.
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I Bid 'Ya Vidya
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>>259638298
We don't want respect, but we're just going to say we have more than them.
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>>259638363
I meant as the website's name.
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shit idea
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>>259637451
>what will be the name

ActualFuckingJournalism.com
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So what the fuck happened to the best gamers?
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So, OP here.

>>259638307
>lazy fuck
Anon, this is a team effort I just thought this thread died off early, sorry.
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>>259637451
not to disappoint you but this isn't the first time /v/ has tried to have a video game news website

besides wouldn't it just be a web spider for actual news sites making it fairly pointless since most web news is shit?
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>>259638302

no, but I can remain unbiased (seriously, it's not fucking hard) and talk about a game's merits versus its detriments instead of politics.
I'm much more of an artist but I need a writer
maybe podcasts? hmm.. I don't talk enough when playing vidya. Maybe a group podcast with my buddies...
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Video game news should strictly be about video games. Opinion pieces should be disregarded entirely.

I even think that "game reviews" shouldn't be swayed by opinion, just present facts on what the game is like and how it's played, the strengths and weaknesses of the game, and let the reader decide if they want to play it or not.
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>>259637979
>let's make another gaming news site that doesn't focus on games
kill yourself
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>>259637451
I suggest:
StopBeingSoFuckingNew.biz
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>>259637451
videogamenewsisretarded,com
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>>259638708
It's just the fucking title jesus christ.
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>>259637451
Ok, heres what we do.

Call it 'The Vidya', its interesting and snappy
The background has to be white and the font and article presentation has to be formal, New York Times shit so people take us seriously
Stick to video games and don't pander to /v/, SJWs OR AAA publishers
Get some of the best writers on here to contribute including me

If we do all of this it'll work out guys
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>>259638451
I know, but as headlines they're even better
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>>259638698
Not really, I do know /v/ has tried this, but I always check on the blogs I make, it won't be inactive, also with all of /v/ we could find some good things to differentiate us, from other sites. Our main objective is honesty
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>>259638707
This.
Also reviews should return to the normal scale where 5 is average and four people should contribute to each score like in famitsu.
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>>259637979

none of that has anything to do with vidya

back to /pol/ with thee
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>>259637451
>ImplyingIActuallyPlayVidyagaems.com
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>>259637748
GYP has gotten a lot better over the past few months. Last time I went there it was just awful, but today I saw 3 or 4 genuinely interesting articles on the first page.
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>>259639013

yeah let's emulate something from the Actually Super Corrupt Famitsu. moron
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>>259638074
You fukin wot m8
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>>259638878
dont do this
>trying to look like NYT
>Call yourself "The Vidya"
>Take us seriously!
Try getting a word thats spelled right first
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>>259639078
they have slumps but at least they don't try to force shit through for ad clicks
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The most important part, no advertisements on site, or videos. Can't be taken seriously if you are doing news, or a review and the whole page is plastered with "BUY COD ADVANCED WARFARE TODAY!, - "9/11 It's okay" - The Vidya".
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>>259639229
>being this retarded
association fallacy
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>>259639058
>>259639245
ebin simply ebin
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>>259638983
only way this would work is if you pay for it because no one on /v/ would
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>>259639269
kotaku isn't spelled right and that gets millions of hits every day. Neither is Joystiq
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>>259639457
I actually can, just give me a few days, I get paid then
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every few months someone wants to make something like this, and nothing ever happens.

I always say that I want multiple reviewers, each with pages where I can see what their tastes are like and know their biases. I liked how NP did this, they'd list each person's favorite genre and have the appropriate ones comment.

For example, I don't give a shit what Johnny Twofucks says about Disagaea if he only plays FPS and grand strategy.

And for a Mario game, I actually want to hear from a couple of people -
>the dude who likes platformers
>the dude who likes mario
>the dude who likes mario so much that he nitpicks everything that isn't perfect

and then I form my own opinions based on those.
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>>259639414
We need ads to stay afloat, though. /v/irgins are only willing to dip into their doritos money for so long


As a rule though: No videogame advertisements. Never advertise a console, a game, a videogame related service.
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>>259639516
So you want the site to sound like it was made by a 12 year old? OK
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>>259637451
Tried making a banner. The title is place holder for now until we can call a vote.
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Me and a friend were talking about this actually.

I own a rather huge server that I just use to hoard miscellaneous files and a shitload of bandwidth so a site like this would be easy.

One of my friends has a legit degree in this shit but he's been so plagued by what journalism has become that he avoided getting into it.

We want to cover video games and nothing else. No blog posts -- we'd probably just do reviews and important news. Each review would be prefixed with a disclaimer that states the bias the particular reviewer has towards the genre as well as similar games the reviewer enjoys.

For example; if I were to review Bravely Default I would have the disclaimer state that I am a gigantic JRPG fan and games that I'm biased to that help me relate to Bravely Default are Final Fantasy V and Chrono Trigger. Multiple people would review games with the disclaimer always being at the top of every review. This allows the reader to tell which review (based on taste) he should listen to more.

Does this even seem like its worth it. Would you guys read it? It would take a considerable amount of time and effort to get things started and I don't want to waste time when it will just crumble into nothingness.
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advertisements are an unfortunate necessity on a news site. they keep it going and in some cases the writers aren't otherwise employed
but at the same time the obligations to advertisers ruin opinion pieces and reviews

solution: ads by project wonderful. Wrtiers don't owe advertisers shit because they don't know who's going to win the bid that day
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>>259639439

you should probably aim that at anyone thinking this is going to go anywhere or hasn't been tried before
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>>259639881
>associating it with 4chan
>at all
>colorful characters everywhere

nah mang, we need to be taken seriously
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>>259639078
idk, maybe. honestly i just stopped going to vidya journalism sites all together.
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>>259639881
Take away everything except gabe and it's perfect.

Also gae needs to take up more of the image.
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>>259639414

Ads are really disingenuous.

I listen to Adam Carolla's podcast and the way he reads advertisements tells that he doesn't give a shit about those companies and is just reading it on-air for the money. I wish it was this transparent when you see ads on websites.

"AHHHH, GoToMyPC. Love those guys. Use the offer code Adam at checkout, baby."

Your business model shouldn't ever be about LYING to your audience.
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>>259638878
Vidya would work better than "The Vidya"
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>>259639881
Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, is going to take the site seriously with that banner. I see that banner, and I assume instantly that there won't be a single decently written piece on that site.
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>>259640058

don't worry video game news will never be taken seriously regardless of where it comes from
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>>259637451
We already have one.

http://www.gatheryourparty.com/
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>>259640058
/v/ likes colourful games though. It would be dishonest not to have that show through in the banner at least.
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Here is Poll #1 - you can vote for the name here
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>>259639881
>cringe.jpg
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>>259640094

not reading shitty news about shitty game culture. you're one hell of a reasonable anon
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>>259640356
Shiet here's the link


http://strawpoll.me/2415513
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>>259640525
Obviously the other choice.
EL VIDYA or LOS VIDYOS
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>>259640248
If we were only trying to appeal to /v/ then we may as well not bother at all.
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>>259640356
why are you doing this

how fucking new are you

seriously what the hell
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It should have mostly just vidya content, like siliconera.com
But with a PC tab
a /vr/ emulation tab
a OUTRAGE tab to show Quinnspiracy and other important totally-not-vidya but videogames-topic tab
and a /drawthread/ comic dialy posted


We can do this, hell even /s4s/ has a lot of newspapers
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>>259640525
STRAAAAWWWWWPOOOOOOOLLLLLLL
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>>259640615

>Implying this isn't a circlejerk half-idea that won't go anywhere
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>>259640481
fuck no faggot, i still get that shit, i just get it from /v/ and /vg/ since it's full of people with very narrow knowledge but also very deep knowledge.
like when i wanted to get into DMC games and i had issues with DMC3 and getting into it, the curazzee general gave me a lot of help and deep information about the game.
i just think video journalism is and outdated mode of discussion, when places like reddit and 4chan exists.
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why does /v/ need a news/journalism site

/v/ already exists
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>>259640706
>a OUTRAGE tab to show Quinnspiracy and other important totally-not-vidya but videogames-topic tab

god no
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>>259640218
>About page
>one faggot introduces himself with "Salutations!"
>another's email is "[email protected]"
No.
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>>259640706
>Not head of Dubs and Acquisition
What a fucking terrible image
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>>259640810
>implying it has to be that way
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>>259640356
>The Fire Rises
what
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>>259640872

>places like reddit

you've given yourself away m8
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>>259641093
read
>>259638390
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>>259637451
1. Make a blog
2. Don't put any adds on it
3. Post your opinions
4. Don't viral /v/

That's all you need to do to be better than game "journalists".
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>>259638390
>>259641093
but why

this isn't a Hunger Games book
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>>259640525
>inb4 Russian script kiddies
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>>259641172
I don't get it.
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>>259639926
Depends, I dont think I should write, but we need people who would be willing to play the game for at least 10 hours, or to finish the game, which ever comes first. There may be a another requirement to have the review actually buy the game as well.
Secondary rules, no memes no arrows, no blog posts, or they will not be published. There is already enough bullshit on this site.

We dont need a mascot.

We do need adverts, no one wants to pay for this server for too long. No video game adverts, dont put up with any bullshit from obvious dev companies that /v/ or anyone with half a mind wouldnt want.

Retro games should be reviewed, but not too often, most people have heavy bias due to nostalgia.

This is everything I can think of as of now. I figure that a good set of rules and a serious person who could enforce these rules could keep it afloat.
If only the mods were good....
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>>259640356
I'm just going to assume you have brain problems spell something out for you.

Don't associate the website with 4chan. You're not the first to try this and many others have tried to get /v/ involved by going with shitty 4chan names and using memes.
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>>259637979
How about "Girls Don't Play Video Games"

That way it at least relates to, you know, video games.
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>>259637451
Gather Your Party already exists, and some /v/ people are working on a new site called Artificial Fun.
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>>259639881
This is shit
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>>259641285
It's shitty Bane-posting lololollol very funny 4u hahaha because thats what Bane says in the Dark Knight Rises, because this /tv/ meme is my favorite one.
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>>259641414
I didn't make that name
>>259637808

Just using what you guys posted
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How about

Www.vidyare/v/iews.com
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>>259641546
shit idea.

Also here are plenty female /v/irgins browsing this board RIGHT NOW with a certain skill level
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>>259637451
The Daily Dose
vidya of course
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>>259637451

Ne/v/s
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>>259637451
>gaming news site
>not wikileaks for gaming journalism or gaming journalism critique
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>>259639926
Make sure to get rid of all of those "miscellaneous files" READ: illegal and/or creepy porn before doing it.
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>>259637451
Make threads in which you ask people to send a review for a game they wrote to your email. Select the best 10-20 reviewers. When a new game comes out grab a couple of them to make the review.

I don't know why people think it can't work, it seems pretty easy to me.
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>>259639881
This is exactly what a 12 year old gamer's blog header would look like
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>>259641802
yes
good
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>>259641756
>putting / in the domain of hyperlinks

Also what a shit name.
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>>259639926
I would
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>>259641843
we don't have the talent for that
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>>259641802

>muh daily dose joke from 5 years ago should be the name
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>>259639414
Small adds are ok
>>259637451
Run it like /tg/ runs there wiki
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>>259641843
>Create a video game review site review site
>Review reviewers reviews
Fund it
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>>259639414
probably J-List will make ads there, too.
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>>259639926
I'd read it.

Hell, I might even write for it, if you'd have me.
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>>259639414

I think no vidya ads. How can you trust a site about video games that is funded by video game companies?

Other ads are OK, I think.
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>>259639881
incredible, a banner that will accurately represent the shitty content /v/ will inevitably make for the site
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>>259640876
Because those big stupid gaming journalist sites run by SJWs, whose opinions I care about for some unknown reason despite the fact that /v/ has collectively shit on them for YEARS and even just posting a review used to be enough to get you laughed off of the board at one point, are saying and doing things that don't personally pander to me.

Therefore I need a site that does reflect my opinions and tells me what I should think, the way I want it to tell me how in order to compensate for my tiny penis and lack of self determination.

This is also why I think the Anonymous imageboard I post on is a community and extension of my own self because in reality I'm all alone and this site is all I have.
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>>259638016
>Vivan
go back to tumblr
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>>259642298
No vidya ads is a must but yeah, i doubt it would be possible to run a site with no ads at all.
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>>259642251
Because it was sugoi
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>>259638480
We dont have any real journalists though
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>>259642503
see >>259642219
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>>259640706
Jesus christ what is wrong with you.

It should be a standard gaming site, that talks about games and actual important industry-related things.

There could be MAYBE something like a comic section, as long as the art was good and there was some merit to the story or the joke in the comic.

EVERYTHING else would be relegated to the forums. Feel free to shit all over the forums, as long as it is obviously separate from the actual serious website
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>>259642145
Seconding this, create a website that reviews reviewers so you can tell what kind of bias a person has before reading their game review.
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The whole point of game "news" sites is to repost press releases.
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We already did this shit twice.

Gather Your Party and NoVidya.

I was an editor and writer for both of them, so I'm willing to help out. But I'll let you know right now that this won't last more than a few months if you aren't putting constant effort in.
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>>259642145
So a Retsuprae of video game journalism?
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>>259640876
/v/ is a shitpit overflowing with nothing but opinions, infighting, and NOT VIDJA.

The only people who come to /v/ are people who like *chan style imageboards, and don't mind that at least 3/4 of all threads are garbage
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Gather Your Party
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>>259642790
Gather Your Party is bad and you should feel bad.
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>>259642790
I have seen this, but yeah I've tried to make one before and it takes constant work
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>>259642669

or just don't read game reviews at all and just look at user impressions. much easier. the problem is you wanting something you'll never get: non-corrupt gaming media.
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what would you even put on the site?

certainly not news, because /v/ has no way of getting interviews or previews or getting into game shows or anything. it would just be parroting other news reports, with "our twist".

so reviews, then? isn't it common knowledge that you're supposed to watch gameplay, ask people who actually played it, try a demo, before buying it? why do we want to encourage people to blindly follow review scores? and besides, it's not like you can't just get a review for any game by posting it on /v/ and saying "what does /v/ think about X".

all that's left is "state of the gaming industry" shit, which I think we can all agree is something that none of us should be talking about when we could be playing video games. fuck.
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>>259641767
Post tits
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>>259639078
Was one of them mine, anon?
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>>259637451
Somthing like these /s4s/ newspapers?
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>>259641756
At first glance, I think this was going to be a JoJo thing.

VidYareYareDaze or something.
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>>259642039
>don't have the talent
Are you kidding? Have you read anything on any of these sites? None of them have journalism degrees, write like it's a high school report, and use first person terminology like it's going out of style. I haven't any talent in any of these articles written in the past week on any of this Zoe shit.
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>>259641364
Retro games can be reviewed, but only after a recent playthrough.

And I do agree with other /v/irgins saying that there should be multiple reviewers, and something that says who likes what so that people get an idea of where reviews are coming from
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>>259643038
/v/ actually can, I've heard they have before.
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>>259642971
Which is why I stopped. The only reason I moved from NoVidya to them was because the creator of that site gave up and gave it to some other schmuck that let it die.

>>259642990
I'd be willing to help out and give support if you think you can actually pull it off, man.
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>>259642813
>>259642145
THIS A GAZILLION TIMES
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>>259641843
>4chan is an industry watchdog
when did this start and when can it end
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>>259637451

gg.no.re

I dont even know if this works but it would be funny
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Hey, I don' t know if you guys are actually serious about this, but I can help. I would need to be the editor though.

I have a journalism background and I worked at a major newspaper for over two years. I actually know my shit.
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>>259641802
I like this, actually.

Not blatantly /v/, makes sense for a site name, and a small concession in joke
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>>259643181
>they
nice job speaking in the 3rd person. I'm not convinced you aren't even from here, if the faggotry you've already displayed wasn't enough.
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>>259643415
Since the standards fr gaming journalism have been below tabloid/tmz level... so, since forever.
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OP, give us an email so people who want to write and edit can message you.

And only get niggas with credentials or history with writing.
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http://strawpoll.me/2415715

read file name please

>>259643578
I didn't participate in it, so I called /v/ they
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>>259643496
Yeah and i'm the head mod of /V/
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I wouldn't mind our own gaming news site if all of you fucked off to there for good and took the Zoe/Anita/Kotaku/Twitter/Bullshit threads with you.
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>>259643496

Don't waste your time degreefag it will go to shit like Gather Your Party or any of the /v/ news sites really.
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CONTACT EMAIL, SEND ALL IDEAS HERE

[email protected]
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>>259643496

oh yeah and you're not gonna prove your experience anyway so get double fucked
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>>259643848

All right, fuck you...unless you actually are the head mod of V.

>>259644005

I'm not a degree fag. I actually worked in an editorial position at a major newspaper for over two years and had some stories syndicated throughout the country. None of my writing was video game related.
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>>259643434
no.re was renewed in 2012 and doesn't seem to have expired yet.
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>>259643749
This is why I just posted this :)
>>259644198
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>>259643749
Man, I'd like to write about video games.

Is there any great difference between having a journalism degree and knowing how to properly slap words onto a page while maintaining personal and professional integrity?
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Who will win?
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>>259644453
Depends, can you do the latter?
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>>259643496
>>259643496
>>259643496

Here's my AP book.
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>>259643749
>>259644376
>>259644453
>tfw you have an anthropology degree

I-I can still write guys. I promise I won't write about social shit either
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>>259637451
The daily donker

If only because we already have an icon
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>>259644941
That makes you more qualified than 99% of the journalists out there.
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>>259644941
>anthropology degree
How could I trust someone who has made such poor life choices to give me informed opinions on vidya?
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>>259637451
We already have one.
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>>259643783
>>
>>259637451
Video game news is just reading press releases.
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>>259644670
Man, I got integrity like toads got warts. And while I've never had much cause for writing as a hobby since i'm more of a tech/mathfag, grades and assistance/critique requests lead me to believe I have some skill at writing shit
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>>259644941
engineering, personally
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>>259642320
>>259641891
>>259641560
>>259640374
>>259640207
>>259640058
can fuck right of to kotaku
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>>259645802
I'm sure you can Anon
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>>259645802
>I want to maintain a modicum of credibility. Therefore, I don't want to be associated with retarded horseshit, especially on the FUCKING FRONTPAGE BANNER OF THE SITE

>Must be... what? Gay? SJW? I don't really get where you're going with this.
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>>259645802
Still shit
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4chan can run the site, and it can be publicly known through word of mouth, but we cant have anything on the site broadcasting it. This board is infested enough as it is and we want to seem somewhat legit.
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>>259646378
oops uploaded the wrong thing
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>>259646005
thanks, good luck with your project, it's up to a great start already
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>>259646378
>4chan can run the site

no, we're meant to be unbiased, not biased towards 4chan
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>>259646378
This. We're going to have to come up with our own in-jokes and buzzwords if we want to start parroting the same unoriginal phrases over and over again
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>>259642145
This is the only good idea in this thread
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>>259647116
I missed that. That's actually a good idea.
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>>259646914
I see. Well, how about We have a chatroom where 4Chan members get exclusive access to so they can let loose and we can hang with them
>>
>>259637451
If someone from /v/ makes a news site, it can't be a "/v/ news site". The /v/GAs should be a clear lesson that trying to represent /v/ is a losing proposition. No matter what you do you'll eventually run foul of the hivemind and they'll turn on you.

Instead, make an independent news site with a /v/-esque perspective. If it's good /v/ will support you.
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>>259647559
>Instead, make an independent news site with a /v/-esque perspective. If it's good /v/ will support you.

That's what we're aiming for, we stand for no censorship
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>>259647526
lel gud job guise we cant let em in our sekrit club
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>>259647526
>4chan members
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>>259647559
>Instead, make an independent news site with a /v/-esque perspective. If it's good /v/ will support you.

This.
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>>259637451
Important questions.

Are the reviews going to has some kinda of identification?

Keeping it anonymous would be more fitting, but knowing the anon that makes review is also good.

Would it be mostly articles or video stuff?

whats going to be the process of finding the writers?

Since i already know alot of people are going to shit post this.

Who is going to be the head?

You op?
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>>259647526
>4Chan members exclusively
>members
>exclusively

OP is a fag, as usual. Nothing to see here.
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>>259647526
That's what the forum is for. Containment of the retards from the board proper.

Could we create a forum where some sections were full anonymous and other sections required a username?
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>>259638878
>Don't pander to AAA publishers

Enjoy your dead website
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>>259647526
>We have a chatroom where 4Chan members get exclusive access to so they can let loose and we can hang with them
What are some of your past credentials/examples of projects you've successfully completed? Because you sound like a fucking moron and I cant see why anyone with actual talent would want to hop on your sinking ship
>>
>>259647526
>We have a chatroom where 4Chan members get exclusive access to so they can let loose and we can hang with them
We have one, it's called >>
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>>259648213
Not pandering would be really tough at first, but as we more known they wont be able to ignore us. It helps that we have /v/ as a starting audience. If we don't self-implode we will eventually become a well known review site, no doubt about it.
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>>259647526
>4Chan members get exclusive access
How do you prove you go to 4chan?

>>259648050
Adding on to this,

What type of articles do you want added, Just news?

Or also reviews/guides?
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>>259647526
>4Chan members
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>>259639245
What is it with this Tomoko OC?
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>>259648701
>How do you prove you go to 4chan?
You ask applicants if he's a big guy lel
>>
>>259638074
>>259639245
Who the hell is this bitch?
>>
>>259648050
You can't have an anonymous reviewer. The whole point of having a constant cast of individuals is to build credibility, so that if one reviewer consistently has good taste, you know that they are more trustworthy than the guy who shat on your last thre GotY's.

I'd imagine that there would be articles and lp's, since that is sort of becoming industry standard. LP's would be more like opinion pieces/ casual looks at the game, since the point of an LP is to be fun to watch. Not to say that people couldn't do hardcore runthroughs of shit, just that that's not what most people are looking for. Articles would be actual informative news and reviews.

The writer process has not yet been determined. Probably just a bunch of people email >>259644198
and then submit a few mock reviews to weed out terrible writers
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>>259639926
I'd read and write for it, and anything like this is possible if you care about it enough.
>>
5Games
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>>259648932
m-m-muh daughterfu
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>>259648819
Shut up, mio
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>>259641802
This
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>>259648050

We hope for the writers to be Anonymous, anyone can write (although we do have mods to see whats posted) and we won't take it down (unless it's bad)

>>259648283
>>259648641
>>259648641
>>259648789

Alright scrap that idea, let's just not viral it on /v/
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>>259649013
It's not even subtle

Maybe it could be an inside joke in the future when people forget about the whole Zoe thing.
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>>259638608
We already have a /v/idya news website. It's called Gather Your Party, it just needs more contributors and personnel.
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It will be called /v/. We will not post any game-related news. Instead, we will post shitty Vivian "tumblr" James 24/7.
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>>259649195
>anonymous writers

No, no no.

You need to build credibility. Nothing is more suspicious than this. At least if you know someone's fucking name you can check to see if they have any conflicts of interest.
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>>259649195
>Alright scrap that idea, let's just not viral it on /v/
You didnt answer my question, whats your background and why should people invest time in the idea you're running?
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>>259639926
*raises paw*

I'd read it.
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>>259648213
Are you allowed to put a review on a website like that without permission, or does someone need to give you the go-ahead first?

Because, if we didn't pander to AAA publishers, we could still review the game, we just wouldn't get an early release copy. This being /v/, somebody would be bound to get the game anyway.

Shit, that could actually work in our favor. If the site got popular, and people had to wait until after the game came out to see the review, there would be a dip in day one sales that publishers would have to pay attention to
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>>259649195
Yes, let's have the writers be anonymous.

Like how atari game developers were anonymous back then in the 70's.
>>
We Accept Bribes "News"
>>
I wanna fuck a Link.
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>>259649195
>We hope for the writers to be Anonymous
No. For the love of Christ, we should know the credibility of the person.
>>
Anyone who wants 'The Vidya' for the name, please post something.

So far 23 people

>>259649390
The fan writers can be Anonymous if they want, but we'll still be the legitimate writes, We won't be Anonymous, while fan pieces can be optionally

>>259649391
I have an Okay background, I started game development, and website programming about 4 years prior. I've had numerous blogs, but only a few still remain today. I started a project with my brother that's still expanding til this day, and I study subjects like Physics, etc.

>>259649586
Fan writers (optional)

>>259649753
Read above
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>>259649753
Why would anybody want know they can trust the reviewer of a thing?
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>tfw runs vidya journo site but doesn't have anybody to contribute
its really shit
I own the domain but use Squarespace for the website building.
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>>259649875
while making a new site would be more fun, it would cost more resources. If we are already mostly in control of this gather your party site we should just start there.
No use reinventing the wheel.
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>>259637451
It's a really nice idea but it will turn out to be such a circlejerk.
I'm out.
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>>259649875
Nah, dude. I think that before you can submit a fan review/critique/whatever, you'd have to do something like have some posts on the forum that showed you weren't a biased spaz.

Just letting anyone submit reviews to the site would likely be a phenomenal waste of time and manpower, as far as going through all of the piles of shit in the inbox
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>>259650179
Dmg-ctrl.com
>>
How about Purple & Green
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>>259650219
The problem is, that these sites aren't gaming related. I'll try, but I can fund another site


>>259650179
I'd love to see it Anon.
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>>259649875
>>259650015
If anyone was to write an article that people didn't like, then they wouldn't know who did it. Being critical and offering feedback would be useless, since any Anon could write it off and just post another shitty article.
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>>259650471
I've been discussing this on my email with a User. We really want to check for bias, so we'll try a system like that, or we'll just have to go the old Approve - Deny route.
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>>259650474
>Dmg-ctrl.com

I like this.
I REALLY like this
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>>259650696
we would essentially be guilty of a similar thing to this whole 5 guys incident, anonymity shouldn't really be acceptable.
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>>259650836
5-guys-dmg-ctrl.com

burgers-dmg-ctrl-fries.net
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>>259650636
See >>259650474
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>>259650179
I would think getting people to contribute would be the easy part.
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>>259651019
I seriously might use that

depends though
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>>259650696
>>259650939
Couldn't have said it better myself.
It's fine for an imageboard since nothing said here holds any significance, but reviewing and the like should always hold someone accountable.
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>>259650623
First of all, its Green & Purple

Second, The Daily Dose is a much better site name
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>>259651143
Why not join forces?
I already own the domain.
>>
Reminder, I'm taking any ideas, art, banners, etc at this email

[email protected]
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>>259637451
So what do you want the review scale to be 5/5, 10/10, 100/100.

Personally im a big fan of the 1-5, but instead of number have it be hate-dislike-neutral-like-love, But that does leave the review feeling more opinion based.

Maybe have a system where instead of giving it 1 score you give it 2, with one being as unbiased as possible and 1 being more opinon based.

Like Dynasty warriors 8 xtreme
65/100
Loved it.

since it is possible to like bad games.
>>
I think if we could combine game reviews and how /vg/ works into one website,
we would have a successful platform for a new game review site.

That way people could get their gaming reviews there and see what people who play the game regularly have to say about it. They would have a decent gauge for how popular the game is right now, and have a reason to come back all the time.
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>>259651397
Implement a rating system, but keep it inconsistent with all reviews and articles as a running gag.
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>>259651397
I would want to focus on the 10's and put multiple reviews (from fans and staff alike) and base it off the top 5 reviews, so if all of us rate it a 10/10 it'll be a 50/50 or 10/10 a perfect game. When picking we can't allow bias, so we'll pick the most unbiased one
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>>259651397
1-5 is the only system im not a fan of. I feel like there is not enough in between for perfect and average. but thats just my opinion
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You guys really want the name to be 'The Vidya?' also, we're deciding if Vivian could be the mascot or no one decide below
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>>259651397
a 10 point scale is fine as long as everyone is clear on what the numbers mean and the whole scale is used.
>>
If anyone is interested in helping with dmg-ctrl.com email [email protected]
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>>259651357
Let's see how that works Anon
>>259651358
Contact here
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>>259651925
post the strawpoll again tomorrow or something
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>>259651925
No Vivian. Do not make this site easily recognizable as 4chan. also it doesn't even need a mascot right now. Lets see how it develops and we will decide on that later.
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>>259651397
Why does there need to be a review scale at all? Wait, are you telling me /v/ never actually read the reviews and just jumped on the scores?
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>>259637451
It's called /v/
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>>259651397
Make a vote that lets the people decide

Make a strawpoll with 1-5 options and post a link to it to see what the public thought of it
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>>259651848
>I feel like there is not enough in between for perfect and average.

I know what you mean but i think it can show that, mostly with it being shit/bad/average/good/GOAT.

But it is definitely not the best to go in depth.

>>259652278
I know there are alot of people who read the entire thing, but i know for a fact there are more that just read the score and rap-up if there is one.
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>>259639881
I know you aint /gd/... but come on nigga.
The fonts, you aint even trying.
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>>259652278
Review score sets the mood for what your about to read
Review score is a highly acceptable norm right now and we would lose readers without one. I know a lot of people that see big wall of text and skip. That will be the fate of the site with out bulletpoints and a score somewhere on every article. Thats just the way it is.
Review score lets us easily compare games to one another and see the average score a reviewer gives his reviews.
>>
>>259639881
This is the worst thing I have ever seen in my life.
>>
>tfw this will never happen

OP you had better be committed to this shit
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>>259653061
Make review scores standardized and have a decent overview of what every single number means as well as a good description of every category (ea. graphics score is related to look and feel compared its contemporary games etc.)

Have a big ass fucking post about journalistic integrity as well as how the website is intended to function from a columnists' point of view.

Make users rate/comment and review reviews. Let people say what they think about what is essentially a quasi opinion piece.
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>>259650474
So was this already a thing or did someone start this up just now?
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>>259638878
"The Vidya" sounds fucking dumb.
>>
>People are actually trying to make this shit happen

Holy fuck, /v/. Stop. You know where to get your news? HERE ON /V/ YOU NIGGERS.
>>
>>259653758
this

don't make the name related to 4chan
>>
Chibya
>>
>>259638708
It's not the fact that they don't "focus on games" and you fucking know it. The problem is that they're leftist fucking shit bags.
>>
If this does happen,I'll be willing to pay and support for the servers for awhile about 1-4 years
>>
review scale should be separated into categories
Visuals
Audio
Writing
Single Player
Multi Player
Overall
all will be out of 100. There are very very few games that have reached 100, if any. 100/100 in overall implies that the game is literally perfect, and that is simply impossible. I'd recommend making the overall bit just an average of the first 4 categories, include multiplayer if that is a major part of the game and take some categories less into account for certain genres
All games should receive multiple reviews, and hopefully a reader will find all the major pros and cons by reading through all the reviews
maximum of 3 professional reviews per game, so as to prevent saturation. No limit on fan/standard user reviews, as sometimes the official reviews will not capture a public consensus

The name should not lead to its origins on 4chan, as some people flat out ignore anything with a connection to this site.
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>>259653962
/v/ isn't even that great a place for news anymore. Sure it has good opinions on great games or terrible over-hyped games but that's about it. There are a lot of games that /v/ doesn't talk about. I have been looking for a second source for while now. maybe this will work out.
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>>259637451
what if zelda was a girl?
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>>259652810
>>259653061

lolwut

why just not do it? you guys are fucking retarded. "Gaming journalism sucks", "let's do what we don't like about gaming journalism", "gaming journalism is meant to feed the shills", "let's feed the shills"

nice job.
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>>259654408
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>no gameplay catagory
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>>259646494
looks neat
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>making a rating system
Just fucking stop now.
If your writing isn't engaging enough where you have to summarize your shitty article into numbers, then you're better off not writing at all.
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>>259654356
Thanks , please email me - [email protected]

>>259654408
Add Gameplay and it's alright!

>>259654476
I do miss out some news on /v/, especially in the time of a shitstorm
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>>259654539
But Grapeape we wont be shill untill Kotaku buys us out.
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>>259654476
>/v/ doesn't always get news for everything
>so a /v/-made gaming site will

OKAY, ANON.
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>>259654632
Single and Multiplayer
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>>259654408
That is not a bad system but it seems like it would lead to problems with the categories ect. Especially since i don't think some of those should be weighted the same.
I think we should just have a plain Good to Bad scale and let the article tell you which parts were good and why. We could have a guideline for the contributors so they touch on all relevant categories and a way for readers to quickly find said categories
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>>259653962
>Go on /v/
>People link to articles from the major sites in every news post
Such journalism!
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>>259637451
You should run a series thats just overly critical of the GOATS.
>>
You guys who want to do this shouldn't even talk about it here.

Your gaming site should have no ties to 4chan at all - none that anyone can see. That way when some editor at Forbes finds out he can rat someone out and goes after Kotaku (because gaming journalism sure as hell isn't going to do it) he won't be called out for his sources and will be more likely to USE those sources.

One that definitely needs a new site design but is doing this in a fair, informative way is attackongaming, though even that has a specific tone down to its very domain name. A new news site needs to be made just like any other, but made to cover issues like this.
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>>259655402
Well what I was trying to imply was that the textual review would provide more detail on each section and more. The scales would act as a form of tl;dr and the review would elaborate on why you rated them as such.
Also, Genre should be listed for every game. Genre names should also be remodeled to be more specific, since if we only use the common genre names, we end up calling several extremely different games under the same genre.
>>
Somebody made
http://vivian-james-writing-society.wikia.com/
during the Zoe thing but nobody's taken up residence.
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>>259658364
No one is going to take a wikia seriously for reviews
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>>259658515
I think it was aimed more at just having some people write stuff because they like it but it looks pretty fucked either way.
I'd be up for a /v/irgin journalist site though.
Especially if they did analyses.
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