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PostSubject: Making video game reviews.   January 29th 2011, 6:27 pm

I need help on how to make a decent review. I really what to know what equipment is necessary like dazzle. I know you need a dazzle but that all I really know. If you made a video review, can you tell me what you use or need? I want to start making reviews.
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PostSubject: Re: Making video game reviews.   January 29th 2011, 7:18 pm

Well I'm in the process of making a Red Dead Redemption review. I'll talk to you more about what stuff I'll be using. Do you have AIM or anything like that?

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PostSubject: Re: Making video game reviews.   January 29th 2011, 10:24 pm

Well, speaking as a critic and a guy who does enjoy people reviewing games and such, I could probably give you a hand with a few tips so you don't look stupid in front of the whole world:

-For starters, make sure you have the equipment to record the game play footage. And never, and I mean NEVER review with an emulator (unless its a handheld game).

-Don't try too hard to be funny. Be yourself. It may sound cleched and fruity, but if you don't act like yourself and you use really stupid jokes, you might get shit on like the Irate Gamer does.

-Keep a schedule. Preferably, at least weekly. If you can't do that, then bi-monthly.

-Try to be nice to others (especially the Sonic fan boys and the Xbox 360 fan boys). If you treat them with respect and not a douche, and you accept their opinions, then you could keep the mud slinging down to a minimum.

-Details, details, details. Don't just say "it's a cool game and you get guns and shit" NO! Go in-depth with why the guns are cool and show a few examples.

-Don't be a knock-off Spoony, Angry Joe, or worse, AVGN. You can look at their reviews to get an idea of what a good reviewer is, just don't steal their jokes. You can agree or disagree with other online reviewers, but again, keep the mud slinging down to a minimum.

-Special effects don't make a good review. A good reviewer makes a good review.

I wish you luck and hope to see your reviewing goes as well as planned!
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PostSubject: Re: Making video game reviews.   January 29th 2011, 11:27 pm

Couldn't say it any other way.
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PostSubject: Re: Making video game reviews.   January 30th 2011, 1:18 pm

Do you need a certain dazzle for a Wii or can it work on other systems?
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PostSubject: Re: Making video game reviews.   January 30th 2011, 6:22 pm

Speak clearly, make sure you don't have a bunch of mic feedback with breathing and other noise, be yourself and be as accurate and precise as you can. Also, granny smith green apples help your saliva glands not be so sticky so no one will hear the clickiness in your voice.
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PostSubject: Re: Making video game reviews.   January 30th 2011, 6:29 pm

I'm surprised you knew about the whole granny smith apple thing. Did you watch the JAT thing?

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PostSubject: Re: Making video game reviews.   January 30th 2011, 6:32 pm

Nope, Riku told me what to say and he saw the JAT thing.
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PostSubject: Re: Making video game reviews.   January 30th 2011, 6:39 pm

That explains it. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Making video game reviews.   January 30th 2011, 6:44 pm

Wow. You lousy bastard. Haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Making video game reviews.   January 31st 2011, 5:42 am

http://www.amazon.com/Pinnacle-Systems-82303000101-Dazzle-Recorder/dp/B0039Y2YDK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1296462964&sr=8-3

I'm thinking about buying this to record Wii games. Would you recommend this?
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PostSubject: Re: Making video game reviews.   January 31st 2011, 10:01 am

I would.
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PostSubject: Re: Making video game reviews.   January 31st 2011, 11:23 am

I've heard some really good things about this one here, if you're willing to fork over the extra money.

http://www.amazon.com/Hauppauge-1212-Definition-Personal-Recorder/dp/B0018LX0DY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1296483728&sr=8-1

Might get one myself over the summer.
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PostSubject: Re: Making video game reviews.   January 31st 2011, 6:03 pm

Prince Doebler wrote:
I've heard some really good things about this one here, if you're willing to fork over the extra money.

http://www.amazon.com/Hauppauge-1212-Definition-Personal-Recorder/dp/B0018LX0DY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1296483728&sr=8-1

Might get one myself over the summer.

Knowing my luck with recording devices, if I bought this it wouldn't work. Seriously, every single time I've tried to record gameplay, it failed except for one method which didn't work too well.

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PostSubject: Re: Making video game reviews.   January 31st 2011, 6:21 pm

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Prince Doebler wrote:
I've heard some really good things about this one here, if you're willing to fork over the extra money.

http://www.amazon.com/Hauppauge-1212-Definition-Personal-Recorder/dp/B0018LX0DY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1296483728&sr=8-1

Might get one myself over the summer.

Knowing my luck with recording devices, if I bought this it wouldn't work. Seriously, every single time I've tried to record gameplay, it failed except for one method which didn't work too well.
Just use a regular video camera....lol

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PostSubject: Re: Making video game reviews.   January 31st 2011, 6:35 pm

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Prince Doebler wrote:
I've heard some really good things about this one here, if you're willing to fork over the extra money.

http://www.amazon.com/Hauppauge-1212-Definition-Personal-Recorder/dp/B0018LX0DY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1296483728&sr=8-1

Might get one myself over the summer.

Knowing my luck with recording devices, if I bought this it wouldn't work. Seriously, every single time I've tried to record gameplay, it failed except for one method which didn't work too well.
Just use a regular video camera....lol

Well it's the difference of this...



to this



I used my video camera for the first one and I had to use my video camera as the literal screen to play my game on to record the second one. Too bad that camera is broken...

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PostSubject: Re: Making video game reviews.   January 31st 2011, 6:39 pm

Thanks for all the useful advices. I going to get a dazzle and i'll post my first review here if things goes well.
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