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Venues for 3DO reviews

Post by Martin III » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:08 pm

I mentioned that I was planning to submit my review of Hell to the Video Game Critic. Well, it turns out that the site has discontinued all reviews from outside critics. :(

Can anyone suggest a good venue for reviews of 3DO games? I'm planning to write several, and while posting on the forums here is good and well, I'd like to have them somewhere where people other than hardcore 3DO devotees will read them. Y'know, spread a little of the 3DO love around. I considered Ebay, but I get the sense hardly anyone reads those reviews, and I'd prefer a place with some sort of editorial oversight.

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Post by Dreamstate » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:33 pm

Gamefaqs.com is heavily visited and would be a good place.

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Post by Martin III » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:13 pm

Yeah, I should have mentioned... I love reading the reviews on GameFAQs, and have long wanted to contribute some of my own (and even a FAQ guide or two), but the amount of personal information they require for registration is well beyond what one should be giving out, and certainly well beyond what they have any good reason to ask for. I check back every year or so to see if they've converted to a less draconian sign up, but no change so far.

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Post by Trev » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:15 pm

What do they ask for?
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Post by Martin III » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:36 pm

Well, they used to require your street address, phone number, and at least one other sensitive piece of information that I can't recall right now (might even have been Social Security Number). Checking it now, I see they must have recently eliminated all those, though I am still a bit put off that they require your date of birth for no reason. If no one has better suggestions, though, I'm willing to risk giving them my DOB.

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Post by Trev » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:12 pm

Could always put a random DOB. I like 7/7/77.
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Post by Martin III » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:51 am

Trev wrote:Could always put a random DOB. I like 7/7/77.
Heh, don't know why I didn't think of that. Okay, here goes.

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Post by ArfredHitchcacku » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:18 am

Martin III wrote:
Trev wrote:Could always put a random DOB. I like 7/7/77.
Heh, don't know why I didn't think of that. Okay, here goes.
Yeah, just put in fake information, although it is a very trusted site. I would love to see your reviews, link us the account, and feel free to re-post reviews from here if you have written them, no one will fault you! :wink:
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Post by Martin III » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:55 pm

Here it is: http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/99176.html Only two reviews up so far, but I have a good start on a Wolfenstein 3DO review, and I'm hoping to whip up reviews for Icebreaker and Psychic Detective, which unbelievably don't have any on the site yet, not for the 3DO versions at least. It's about time I popped those two games in again anyway, so it shouldn't take me more than a month to get those up.

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Post by Trev » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:56 pm

Cool. :)
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