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Title: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Bluevoodu on August 15, 2006, 06:49:58 PM
Alrighty... we have 1 writer so far, BUT we could use a few more.  Maybe 2-3 more for now.

Your Duties:  To come up with 1-3 news stories (or more) per week on gaming news.  It should be current...  or you can discuss gaming issues.... present problems...etc.  This would be something like IGN, and other gaming sites that report news.  Breaking news would be great to cover as well.  Hey... if you all can get interviews with companies... that would be a bonus.

I think you get the idea.  IF you are interested.... and have time... drop a line here.  IF you have questions, feel free to ask away.

Bv :hat
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: SpartanEvolved on August 15, 2006, 07:02:52 PM
I think I could do it... interviews with companies isn't likely but I could write other news worthy articles.

Also, will the news writers have a place they can talk about what they are writing? So none of the writers turn in an article with the same information?
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Bluevoodu on August 15, 2006, 07:32:01 PM
I think I could do it... interviews with companies isn't likely but I could write other news worthy articles.

Also, will the news writers have a place they can talk about what they are writing? So none of the writers turn in an article with the same information?
Yes... there will be a writers forum to collaborate...etc.

Most likely... there could be a group working on 1 article... or each person can write their own article.  The articles need to be well written... so we can MAYBE start establishing ourselves a bit as a news source.  This would be taken "semi-seriously" ... if you know what I mean.  Not slacking, but not like a newspaper job either :lol

Bv :hat
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: ThisNameIsCreative on August 15, 2006, 11:50:53 PM
I'm a creative writer when I put forth effort,but I don't think  I could find 2-3 topics I could write about
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: stealth toilet on August 16, 2006, 12:11:26 PM
Right now I'm just focusing on one a week, which is do-able. You don't have to make a huge write-up or anything like that. If you see a news story that catches your eye or makes you think then crank out a couple paragraphs and that's really all you need.

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Also, will the news writers have a place they can talk about what they are writing? So none of the writers turn in an article with the same information?

This would be greatly helpful. If the writers could even maybe do some brainstorming together, and talk about different news stories they heard of but weren't interested in, I think everyone involved would benefit a lot. It would be nice to collaborate with others, get feedback, get ideas, and the like.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: ThisNameIsCreative on August 16, 2006, 12:14:52 PM
Are you looking for serious writing,BV?Besides in school,I've never written anything serious,so I'm curious?
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Bluevoodu on August 16, 2006, 11:26:02 PM
Are you looking for serious writing,BV?Besides in school,I've never written anything serious,so I'm curious?
I would like for them to be more serious.... think of articles published on sites such as ign, egm,  sponge...etc.

They need to be 100% unique.... BUT can be based off other works you see.  Just make sure to site and reference... BUT NEVER plagiarize. 

BV :hat
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Bluevoodu on August 23, 2006, 03:03:02 PM
Bumping this up... please post up if you have an interest.

SO FAR... we have 1.

These positions are in ADDITION to the reviewes / codes / faq and other content writers.... just an fiy.

Post it up :)

Bv :hat
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Manson2 on August 23, 2006, 06:49:44 PM
I can write for you if you need.  I got an A on a short story for English last year.....
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Bluevoodu on August 23, 2006, 07:38:53 PM
I can write for you if you need. I got an A on a short story for English last year.....
please submit a sample of your writing to me via pm :)

BV :hat
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Bluevoodu on August 25, 2006, 09:20:52 PM
bump!

Bv :hat
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Death_By_Pumpkins on August 26, 2006, 07:39:24 AM
*waves hands* pick me. ill write whatever
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: aleeock157 on August 26, 2006, 10:36:41 AM
Sorry, but I'm not that great of a... well... news writer :-\
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Bluevoodu on August 27, 2006, 05:13:45 PM
:lol aleeock... only post up IF you want to join up :)

@ DBP - send me a sample via pm :)

BV :hat
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Bluevoodu on August 30, 2006, 10:11:21 PM
bump.

BV :hat
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: stealth toilet on August 31, 2006, 11:37:38 PM
For those who haven't noticed, there is a new development groups forum specifically for writers. Forgetting that all non-moderated members (or as I like to call them, morlocks) couldn't post up in there, I went ahead and made a post thinking everyone could see it. Anyway, after finding my error I decided to post part of it here:

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We are definitely interested in getting more people writing for the site. My first article is up and is an example of what you could do as a writer for the game addicts (http://www.egameaddiction.com/gameaddicts/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=186&Itemid=2). However, the idea is to get many different opinions and styles going, so if you think your stuff would be quite a bit different that's a good thing. Also, I'm sure there are some people out there that read my article and thought "I could do better." and if you are one of those people there's no reason you shouldn't be writing for this site (as well as giving me advice on what I could do better). There may also be one or two people that read my article and thought it was leagues ahead of theirs, to those people I would say you're flat out wrong, and would encourage you to submit something here so the other writers could read it, and even help you out if you needed it.

So if there is anyone interested in writing for the site by all means throw out an article or two. As writers for game addicts we can bring up fresh ideas, get some positive feedback, and challenge ourselves to provide some unique and insightful articles about videogames on the internet. Creativity is the name of the game, there are no bad ideas, the more ideas put forth the better. So feel free to post up anything you want, and have some fun while you do it.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Bluevoodu on September 01, 2006, 11:24:21 PM
yeah... it would be ideal if we could get 3-4 more writers to work on topics..etc.

But hey... we'd settle for just 1 additional helper :)

Bv :hat
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Nephlabobo on September 03, 2006, 01:30:53 PM
Your Duties: To come up with 1-3 news stories (or more) per week on gaming news. It should be current... or you can discuss gaming issues.... present problems...etc. This would be something like IGN, and other gaming sites that report news. Breaking news would be great to cover as well. Hey... if you all can get interviews with companies... that would be a bonus.

You forgot to add - Pro Nintendo/Anti-Sony stories
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Sartori on September 03, 2006, 01:45:11 PM
You forgot to add - Pro Nintendo/Anti-Sony stories

You forgot the funny.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Bluevoodu on September 03, 2006, 08:17:01 PM
You forgot to add - Pro Nintendo/Anti-Sony stories
Hey... Nephs back. 

Keep it clean... or the seven day will become full time.

BV :hat
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: IndigoBluezzz on September 05, 2006, 07:41:06 PM
I'm sure I could do it. I already write my fake newspapers and give them out to my friends. Plus I LOVE WRITING&TYPING STORIES!!! :p
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Bluevoodu on September 05, 2006, 08:39:20 PM
I'm sure I could do it. I already write my fake newspapers and give them out to my friends. Plus I LOVE WRITING&TYPING STORIES!!! :p
I would need consistency on this... is that possible? :) IE 1 every 7-14 days?

If you are interested.. please pm me an example of your work on a unique / personalized / etc  gaming industry topic.

Bv :hat
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Bluevoodu on September 23, 2006, 04:23:21 PM
bumping this up!

Bv :hat
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: bigcomicbookfan on December 31, 2006, 12:35:54 PM
i'll join.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: lesley on January 01, 2007, 09:45:13 AM
I would like to see a classic gaming magazine resurface, even if that was online, showcasing news of current events and shows in the classic gaming community. It could deal with issues all across the board including pricing and where to buy. The reason there is such a need is every classic gaming magazine both online and in hardcopy (I have a few of the hardcopy editions) were run and then went belly up due to lack of interest.

Unless we would be doing something to that effect, I doubt I would participate. However, if you need some more reviews like you received from me in the past, we might be able to work something out. I just have to make school my priority.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: w0lfp0c on January 02, 2007, 06:39:15 PM
I am a new member but I could write if you like.  I stay pretty current on video game information.  Let me know if I can help.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Homicidal Cherry53 on February 26, 2007, 07:35:06 PM
I was thinkin of maybe volunteering, but it seems you've got tons of people already.  Oh, and a little suggestion, considering how many volunteers there are, the mods may want to hold each writer to articles in a certain category (ex. a 360 writer, a PS3 writer, etc.) 8)
Ah hell i'll throw my writing into the hat as well.  How should I send it to the admin?
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: GriffDaddy on February 26, 2007, 09:34:47 PM
Bv, im down, just tell me when and where
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Death_By_Pumpkins on March 01, 2007, 06:53:33 PM
hey i'm here for you. I want to be a video game journalist....
so hit me up
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Jack on March 01, 2007, 07:02:58 PM
I'd like to write, if that's ok with you Mr. Bluevoodu. If it's possible for me to write, then just tell when and what to write. So I'll just throw my name in the hat as well.

~Jack
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: RuneFan36 on June 05, 2007, 12:29:26 PM
I would love to do it, but i cant work with Jack or fhgwgads or what ever
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: GamingMaiden on June 05, 2007, 12:55:09 PM
i'll write any gaming news. i have many ways of finding out good news and interpeting into my own words. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz pick me!!  :-[
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: SpartanEvolved on June 05, 2007, 04:22:39 PM
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I would love to do it, but i cant work with Jack or fhgwgads or what ever

Was there any real purpose in putting that? All it will do is increase the animosity, and that doesn't do anyone any good.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: RuneFan36 on June 06, 2007, 02:49:36 PM
Yes... there will be a writers forum to collaborate...etc.

Most likely... there could be a group working on 1 article... or each person can write their own article.  The articles need to be well written... so we can MAYBE start establishing ourselves a bit as a news source.  This would be taken "semi-seriously" ... if you know what I mean.  Not slacking, but not like a newspaper job either :lol

Bv :hat
READ THE POSTS
Was there any real purpose in putting that? All it will do is increase the animosity, and that doesn't do anyone any good.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: SpartanEvolved on June 06, 2007, 04:51:54 PM
I have read the posts and I still stand by what I said.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: fhqwhgads on June 06, 2007, 04:53:18 PM
READ THE POSTS
You're the one who said you 'couldn't work with us' in the first place, seems your the one that doesn't read.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: stealth toilet on June 06, 2007, 05:38:33 PM
Wow, there is a lot more interest in this now than there ever was before. Sorry for my tardiness in noticing that, but I thought it was turning into a lost cause.

I saw a post... somewhere... from someone who said that they would like to help out but it looked like we had enough volunteers already... I would just like to say that we will use all the volunteers we can get. If you're at all interested keep checking in this thread for any news on the subject. The idea right now is to get as much variety as possible. The more people we have writing articles, the wider audience we'll reach.

Another thing I'd like to mention is just the format a "news article" would take. It doesn't have to be straight up recitation of facts (although it certainly can be if that's what you want to do), the idea is to more or less take an angle, a side, or have an opinion about "x" news article. Because we can't compete, at all, with any major or minor videogame news outlet, what we have to offer is a unique look at news stories that are already generally well known. In a nutshell, you wouldn't write a news article so much as you would write an editorial, but once again, either or will be fine.

Also we would ask that everyone who wants to do this is willing to commit to at least 2 articles a month (bi-weekly), this wouldn't be a strict rule or anything but it would be preferable if everyone aimed for that goal. Once again, at this stage of the game, we'll take all we can get.  :lol

I will speak with the Bluevoodoo-ian one, I wouldn't mind giving this thing a kickoff within the next 1-2 weeks. So once again, keep checking back with this thread and once I get some solid plans laid down I'll start throwing out some PM's.

Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: fhqwhgads on June 06, 2007, 05:41:43 PM
You can use my already written Runescape review.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: stealth toilet on June 06, 2007, 05:47:33 PM
Reviews are always welcome, but what we're trying to get going here is different from reviews. PM BV if you have a review you'd like to submit for the site.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: fhqwhgads on June 06, 2007, 05:49:56 PM
News article, I can do.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: stealth toilet on June 06, 2007, 06:00:46 PM
Alright then, stay tuned for further direction.  :lol
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: GamingMaiden on June 07, 2007, 11:52:00 AM
I just did a review for Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. :)
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: RJ1022 on June 07, 2007, 01:42:34 PM
I'd like to join, if i knew more about it ::)
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: RuneFan36 on June 09, 2007, 11:23:07 AM
Hey BV, since your the administrator, are you the one who started this forum?
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: GamingMaiden on June 09, 2007, 11:35:35 AM
Hey BV, since your the administrator, are you the one who started this forum?
he is.  :)
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Homicidal Cherry53 on June 10, 2007, 08:48:52 AM
Okay so we're writing news articles.  I'm still in.  Just tell we what and when. ;)
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Fr0dus Maximus on September 09, 2007, 10:36:44 AM
Im sure i can do something like this.
Seems like it would be alot of fun
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Hinesmdc on September 09, 2007, 10:42:18 AM
I'm in. :)
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: GamingMaiden on September 09, 2007, 12:48:10 PM
What the heck, i'll do it.  :)
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Strubes on September 09, 2007, 12:52:46 PM
BV, when you get time and come back, we're interested and ready to go. Just give us the word.  :)
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Jack on September 09, 2007, 03:20:22 PM
I've already got two reviews posted and ready to go up. >_>
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: GamingMaiden on September 09, 2007, 07:51:59 PM
Which games?  :)
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Mai Valentine on September 10, 2007, 12:15:54 AM
Jack reviewed Super Paper Mario and God of War II if I recall correctly.

If you want to see them, aleeock posted them on the Game Addict website.

http://www.egameaddiction.com/gameaddicts/
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: GamingMaiden on September 10, 2007, 12:19:17 AM
Is my Pokemon D&P review able to get on the site?  :-\

And I'll go ahead and make a Halo 1 and 2 review while I'm at it....... ;D
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Mai Valentine on September 10, 2007, 12:51:29 AM
BV, when you get time and come back, we're interested and ready to go. Just give us the word.  :)

Just a note, you don't have to wait for BV to get started. :) If you have an idea for an editorial, go ahead and write it. There are members besides BV that can post it for you (aleeock and kirbyrockz have access to the website as well).
 
If you want an idea of what an editorial looks like, check out stealth toilet's.
http://www.egameaddiction.com/gameaddicts/content/category/1/63/2/ (http://www.egameaddiction.com/gameaddicts/content/category/1/63/2/)
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Jack on September 10, 2007, 03:40:26 PM
Jack reviewed Super Paper Mario and God of War II if I recall correctly.

If you want to see them, aleeock posted them on the Game Addict website.

http://www.egameaddiction.com/gameaddicts/

Oh, my bad. Thanks aleeock.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Zidart on October 06, 2007, 01:40:28 PM
i wanna join but i don't know my english is not 20/20 perfect
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: fhqwhgads on October 06, 2007, 01:59:07 PM
I'll spell check it and stuff for you.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Homicidal Cherry53 on October 06, 2007, 02:00:55 PM
I'm working on a Bioshock review right now.  When I'm done, (and when I finish the game, lol), I'll post it up here.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: aleeock157 on November 04, 2007, 09:34:42 PM
Just bumping this up...  We could really use someone that wants to write things.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Strubes on November 04, 2007, 09:44:14 PM
Just bumping this up...  We could really use someone that wants to write things.

What do we need help writing?
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: aleeock157 on November 04, 2007, 09:59:54 PM
Well currently we have 0 people actually writing for the site, and I get the occasional sporatic review. 

News Writers
FAQ Writers
Review Writers
Or anything Gaming related
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Strubes on November 04, 2007, 10:07:25 PM
I can do reviews. I just finished Heavenly Sword and Ratchet and Clank Future so I'll write those. Are we still sending them to sales@egameaddiction.com or just posting them?
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: aleeock157 on November 04, 2007, 10:25:16 PM
I have no idea what BV is up to...  I'm here every day so if you want a definite answer to whether it will go up or not you can post it, pm me, or email it to me.  Any way is fine.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: fhqwhgads on November 17, 2007, 10:16:31 AM
I could try and find my Zero Mission, Corruption, and Minish Cap review, along with writing an FFIII one soon. That's four right there.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: RJ1022 on June 07, 2008, 03:05:34 PM
Well currently we have 0 people actually writing for the site, and I get the occasional sporatic review. 

News Writers
FAQ Writers
Review Writers
Or anything Gaming related
Im good at reviews and i have made a few FAQs in the past.
Title: Re: We need a few news writers for the Game Addicts section
Post by: Randal Rau13 on October 16, 2012, 12:46:47 PM
Hey! My name is Dylan Rau.
And I would very much like to be a news writer for egameaddiction.com
And im guaranteed internet access  almost everyday of the week.
And im constantly checking facebook or g4 for the latest updates.
So hope to hear from you soon.
-Randal Rau13