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peej
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Alreet - less important to know what's being covered - but here's a few things that are really useful from contributors mailing in articles. None of these are essential btw but you'll have to trust our better judgement if you don't include 'em

1) A couple of images to accompany your article. Doesn't really matter what size but for features the images are 500x300 and for review thumbnails the images are 170 x 120

2) A score. Out of 10.

3) A piece of text to slap as a subtitle or accompanying line for your review (ours are painfully unfunny so if you don't include one you'll have to put up with our crappy ones)

Wordcount wise 1200 is a nice number but anything's cool as long as it's not too short or not a massive epoch-breaking epic.

Over to you!
#1 at 10:44:26 - 02/09/2008
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I'm back from my weekend away and I've gotten a first paragraph written about Castle Crashers, I can have something this week.
#2 at 14:36:56 - 02/09/2008
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Cool stuff.

Might tackle Spore in conjunction with the missus.

I'd best steer clear of Mercs 2 because it's my type of game and I'm not going to be objective enough to cover it.
#3 at 14:40:28 - 02/09/2008
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Mr Furry Bottom has just asked me to cover Infinite Undiscovery, assuming we get a review copy in.
#4 at 15:26:32 - 02/09/2008
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I'll be doing Tiger Woods 09 later.
#5 at 15:32:21 - 02/09/2008
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I WILL possibly write something that may or may not have something to do with FIFA 09, at some point in the future (I'm thinking the timing of this will be related somehow with the game having actually been out a while, yes), which may or (more likely) may not turn out to be a "review" of sorts (or not).

I promise to try very hard to avoid any references to actual football while doing so.
#6 at 15:36:02 - 02/09/2008
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What would be astounding Stevas is if someone could write a review about Fifa without spending 2/3rds of it wittering on about PES. Can you do that? Can you???

And can you be objective- I understand EA's Canadian dev studio has handled FIFA...
#7 at 17:29:15 - 02/09/2008
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I'll... try. Am I allowed to witter on even just a little about Kick Off?
#8 at 17:40:10 - 02/09/2008
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Don't listen to Bill. He can start calling the shots when he gets off his lazy arse and writes some stuff! :)
#9 at 18:11:34 - 02/09/2008
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Also, what's with the "be objective" bit? Are you suggesting, sir, that I would "big up" a game just because it happens to be made by my countrymen?

No, wait, I mean: I'M NOT CANADIA - oh, fuck it.
#10 at 18:15:57 - 02/09/2008
peej
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Anyone fancy a free copy of the Imperium Romanum Emperor Expansion Pack? I've not got the original so it's a bit useless to me. Only cost to you is to write a review for this place.

#11 at 22:24:53 - 02/09/2008
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I'm writing some preview shizzle for You're in the Movies and Lips. Possibly Rock Band 2 as well. Also close to cannibalising old GU shit as it's going to waste on a site no one reads and will ever read again. Crying shame, innit?
#12 at 01:39:47 - 03/09/2008
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Richie said:I'm writing some preview shizzle for You're in the Movies and Lips. Possibly Rock Band 2 as well. Also close to cannibalising old GU shit as it's going to waste on a site no one reads and will ever read again. Crying shame, innit?


Dooo eet dude :) I was thinking the same about some of the old GU stuff.
#13 at 10:12:18 - 03/09/2008
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peej said:Don't listen to Bill. He can start calling the shots when he gets off his lazy arse and writes some stuff! :)


:(

I haven't fired up a games machine in nearly 2 months. The "moving a shed" project has been all consuming. (We've disassembled a 2 ton concrete shed, broken up and rebuilt the base 5 metres from where it was, rebuilt it and made a pitched roof from scratch).

And with sproglet number 2 on the way, I fear for the future :(
#14 at 11:21:33 - 03/09/2008
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Ooh! Congratulations on Sproglet No.2!

And shed moving!
#15 at 12:12:13 - 03/09/2008
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The whole shed move was inspired by deem actually. When I've finished landscaping the garden, I'll do a before and after picture show :D

Sprog 2 due on my birthday- 14 Jan.

No pressies for me :)
#16 at 12:47:11 - 03/09/2008
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Who wants to review STALKER Clear Sky?
#17 at 14:29:53 - 03/09/2008
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billdoor said:The whole shed move was inspired by deem actually. When I've finished landscaping the garden, I'll do a before and after picture show :D

Sprog 2 due on my birthday- 14 Jan.

No pressies for me :)


Welcome to my world. My daughter was born 5 days before my 40th. Which meant I didn't have one ;_;

Hairy - You got a review copy? Or are you asking nicely for someone who's buying it to cover it?
#18 at 14:46:10 - 03/09/2008
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I have a review copy. PC only.
#19 at 14:51:12 - 03/09/2008
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Hmm - I'd say yeah but that'd be greedy - No time as I'm off on hols next week so...

'ang on a mo, wasn't Stu (T_W after this?)

#20 at 14:54:59 - 03/09/2008
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HairyArse said:I have a review copy. PC only.


Shame my PC's packed up, otherwise I would have happily taken that off you. :)

Do you guys get any review copies for PSP/DS games?

Edit: Not sure if anyone's planning to cover Bangai-O Spirits, but I might be picking it up soon, and I'll write a piece if I do so.

K
#21 at 15:00:54 - 03/09/2008
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Did you get your review copy of Things on Wheels in the end, Peej?
#22 at 15:06:45 - 03/09/2008
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dirigiblebill said:Did you get your review copy of Things on Wheels in the end, Peej?


Alas no, not yet but that's probably because it's not been released. I did get a copy of an Imperium Romanum add-on pack from 'em though, bless 'em.
#23 at 15:16:42 - 03/09/2008
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The dastardly swinetards. Why I oughta tan their hides.

Incidentally if anyone wants anything published by Rising Star Games (Harvest Moon, R-Type Tactics etc) I'll be meeting one of their people soon...
#24 at 15:22:23 - 03/09/2008
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I'd love to see a Stevas review of R-Type Tactics.

I can almost hear the bellowing from here.
#25 at 15:38:27 - 03/09/2008
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peej said:Hmm - I'd say yeah but that'd be greedy - No time as I'm off on hols next week so...

'ang on a mo, wasn't Stu (T_W after this?)



I'm not going to buy it at launch, going by the reviews and the first game it's going to be buggy. I'm waiting till it's sub-10 by which time the major problems will be fixed...

But if you have a review copy, I'll give it a bash and a thousand words or so to boot.
#26 at 15:45:54 - 03/09/2008
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peej said:
Welcome to my world. My daughter was born 5 days before my 40th. Which meant I didn't have one ;_;


Fucking hell, I've been on EG too long if you've hit 40 O_o
#27 at 16:24:36 - 03/09/2008
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Surely you should've known by now that I'm unjustified, and ancient.

/moo-moo
#28 at 17:25:49 - 03/09/2008
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peej said:Surely you should've known by now that I'm unjustified, and ancient.

/moo-moo


you drive an ice-cream van?
#29 at 18:36:03 - 03/09/2008
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El_MUERkO said:
peej said:Surely you should've known by now that I'm unjustified, and ancient.

/moo-moo


you drive an ice-cream van?


If I ever win the lottery it'll be the first thing I buy.
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