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peej
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Right then - bout time we had one of these to avoid people crossing over with their reviews n'stuff.

Here's a thread where you can outline / pimp any articles or reviews you're planning on submitting for AATG.

If there's one thing AATG is all about - it's about the more personal gaming experience. Any numpty can sit there and regurgitate a games review from a bunch of press copy, but putting across what the game means to you, and sharing enthusiasm with others who've loved / hated it to death is always a good exercise in writing so if you want to do it, you do it.

Me - I've got coming up:

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Sim City DS
Tomb Raider Anniversary (PS2)
(Possibly) Dead to Rights: Reckoning (if anyone's interested) (PSP)

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The Wii one year on from the Euro Launch event. The good, the bad and the fugly.


Over to you

Peej
#1 at 11:48:09 - 06/08/2007
ilmaestro
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On the basis that I should be able to find the time in the next few weeks, I was going to write a review of Subarashiki kono Sekai and then a series of Metal Gear Solid pieces, with reviews and an article about the general timeline in the manner of Lutz's recent Halo article.
#2 at 14:42:49 - 06/08/2007
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I may or may not write some bollocks about something at some point, all of which would be extremely unlikely to clash with anything anyone else has ever written in the history of ever. It might involve a train. Yes. Okay - just to be sure - everyone? Avoid writing anything about trains.

FUCK YOU UBISOFT
#3 at 14:58:47 - 06/08/2007
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Bagsie Halo 3.
#4 at 17:15:34 - 06/08/2007
peej
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Lutzie said:Bagsie Halo 3.


Hell yes!

I think it might end up being a conglomeration of a few people writing that one up, Zzap stylee but aye definitely would like to see what you think of it first...

Peej
#5 at 18:10:25 - 06/08/2007
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You'll get it on the 27th. Maybe late 26th depending. A lot of it will be written before hand, so it'll only take me an hour or so to finish off and whizz(o) over to you.
#6 at 18:41:31 - 06/08/2007
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peej said:

Zzap stylee


Sniff...just brought a sentimental tear to my eye! o/
#7 at 19:48:51 - 06/08/2007
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Lutzie said:A lot of it will be written before hand

And yet some people would label Lutz 'Halo fanboy'. ;)
#8 at 23:01:37 - 06/08/2007
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Lutzie said:You'll get it on the 27th. Maybe late 26th depending. A lot of it will be written before hand, so it'll only take me an hour or so to finish off and whizz(o) over to you.


Aaah, journalism at its best ;)
#9 at 11:05:10 - 07/08/2007
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You shouldn't be able to bagsie a review unless you promise that you're going to review the game properly after completing it fully. Bagsieing a game to review on the half promise that you'll knock up something in an hour and bolt it on the end of some other stuff you've already wrote without even seeing the game is something only I'm allowed to do, on account of the fact I put quotes around the word review to signify it's nothing of the sort. Fuck this shit, man. I'm gonna go make a thread challenging the journalistic integrity of this fucking site.

FUCK YOU UBISOFT
#10 at 11:18:12 - 07/08/2007
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Hang on, I WILL have finsihed the game when I write the review! And on "hard" too! :P

I'm only writing out stuff that I know will need to be included. Every paragraph I write now is a place holder to be fleshed out with the details. :)
#11 at 11:41:42 - 07/08/2007
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Oh right well... that's... okay then... isn't it? Right? It is. Is it?

To be honest I don't have a clue any more.

Generally, I mean.

FUCK YOU UBISOFT
#12 at 11:48:43 - 07/08/2007
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"It's just like Halo 2, only a bit shinier."

You can have that, lutz. ;)

Unless peej wants to put it up as the main review...
#13 at 11:49:07 - 07/08/2007
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I'd prefer it if it was like a shinier Halo 1, to be honest.

Ooh, they thought they were being so clever, making us jump between two different characters on either side of the battle. NO. YOU WEREN'T BEING CLEVER. YOU WERE BEING FUCKWITS. IT DETACHED US FROM YOUR GAMEWORLD. NAUGHTY BUNGIE. IN YOUR BED.

Um.

GET BACK OUT YOUR BED. FINISH HALO 3. NO, NONE OF THAT NONSENSE, JUST THE CHIEF. GOOD, THAT'S BETTER.

NOW BACK IN YOUR BED UNTIL WE DECIDE HALO 3 IS ENOUGH TO FORGIVE HALO 2.

NO, I GOT A BETTER IDEA: GO FUCK UBISOFT'S LEG.
#14 at 12:03:25 - 07/08/2007
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If I ever get properly unpacked I'll knock out a review of New York Times Crosswords (DS)... maybe that second Cabela game (360) too.

No one done a Shadowrun review yet?
#15 at 12:43:49 - 07/08/2007
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Might do something on Eve-Online since I've been playing it for four years now o_0
#16 at 12:53:32 - 07/08/2007
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peej said:
Lutzie said:Bagsie Halo 3.


Hell yes!

I think it might end up being a conglomeration of a few people writing that one up, Zzap stylee but aye definitely would like to see what you think of it first...

Peej


Quality writing like this?
#17 at 14:03:59 - 07/08/2007
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LOL!

Even though the muppets missed my name off, I still write in the same cynical old bastard way.

Peej
#18 at 14:28:09 - 07/08/2007
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May even knock out a Vampire Rain review, if the demand is there...
#19 at 14:54:54 - 07/08/2007
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repairmanjack said:May even knock out a Vampire Rain review, if the demand is there...


DOOO EET!

Yeah that would be tops.

Peej
#20 at 17:08:36 - 07/08/2007
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repairmanjack said:May even knock out a Vampire Rain review, if the demand is there...

Yeah, definitely.

I went ahead and put up a little interview summary type article on ASH, the DS RPG from Mistwalker.
#21 at 17:44:44 - 07/08/2007
peej
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Quick mention to those who have access to the CMS to submit their own stories. Include this Digg script at the end of your articles n'stuff - this is just a basic one for now until we have time to change the database to include a proper digg-style hyphenated URL title type thing...


(script type="text/javascript")
digg_url = 'http://www.allaboutthegames.net';
(/script)
(script src="http://digg.com/tools/diggthis.js" type="text/javascript")(/script)

(img src="http://digg.com/img/badges/180x35-digg-button.gif" width="180" height="35" alt="Digg!" /)

(replace the brackets with angle braces as per proper HTML encoding)


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#22 at 13:28:05 - 08/08/2007
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Oops - in the Digg url bit, substitute the full URL of your story / review of course, not the aatg front page like I did :(

Peej
#23 at 14:33:45 - 08/08/2007
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Oh, nice stuff, peej.
#24 at 15:12:21 - 08/08/2007
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I'm trying to actually incorporate this automatically on the end of reviews in future too, so writers don't have to go through the rigmarole.

Who knows, might make one of us "famous" at least, and pep up our visibility perhaps :)

Peej
#25 at 15:58:40 - 08/08/2007
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Out of interest, how would we bump an old article back on to the front page? I'm thinking that my Blue Dragon review and Lutz's Halo storyline primer could do with that treatment in the next few weeks.
#26 at 19:46:32 - 08/08/2007
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Hi Peej

Firstly how do I get my hands on that CMS malarkey then chief!

Secondly, expect an article on the hardware issues and warranty issues for the 'next-gen' systems in the next few days. I've just been waiting for my Wii to come back before I finished the article, pleased that I did as it didn't come back with everything on it that it left with!
#27 at 21:26:47 - 08/08/2007
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What do you mean exactly, km? I'm still toying with the idea of sending my Wii to be repaired by a company in the UK rather than sending it back to Ninty (as it would be mucho dollars for me to send it to back to Hong Kong), so anything 'iffy' about Ninty's repairs would be interesting.
#28 at 21:29:54 - 08/08/2007
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Well for a start it cost just over 19 to send it back to them with enough insurance to cover the 180 worth of kit (as they refuse to collect it or refund you) and then I wrote an email to them and a letter which I enclosed telling them that I wanted everything copied over, including the Internet browser (which I specifically mentioned in both).

I've not checked everything else out but it looks like everything has been transferred across, other than the Internet browser which I assume they expect me to pay for to download it again! o_O
#29 at 22:26:13 - 08/08/2007
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Oh, okay. Did you have some VC games on there?
#30 at 22:33:47 - 08/08/2007

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