Ask editors or freelancers in the games press what they’re up to right now, and you’ll probably be regaled with tales of being crushed under the weight of attempting to cover the massive seasonal review onslaught of new games launching in prep for the holiday season. It’s an annual thing, really. Given the timing, it seemed appropriate, then, to do a deep dive episode on the ins and outs of game reviewing – both in terms of dealing with the writing and other related matters the process is steeped in. Even if you’re already comfortable with writing game reviews, don’t miss this interesting and insightful deep dive episode!
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Intro Catch-Up Segment
Andrew had a busy week with work and visiting pals, and as a result sounds pretty jetlagged from too little sleep and too many energy drinks! Good times! His new Greenbot column Games Worth Paying For seems to be going well. Check it out!
Nathan is in better spirits this episode, having FINALLY overcome his iOS exporting hell vortex, and completed and launched the Beta version of his studio’s first game, Go To Bed: Survive The Night. Nobody is actually BUYING the game, of course, but still. Also good times!
Main Topic: REVIEWS REVIEWS REVIEWS!
Having collectively reviewed well over a thousand games across both their freelance careers in the gaming industry, Nathan and Andrew have accumulated a lot of pro tips and insight into the process of covering games and being a successful game critic. Rather than just info dumping, they use some killer questions sent in from listeners as a springboard to dig deep into some really useful info about writing game reviews, pitching reviews, playthroughs, juggling review assignments with a busy freelance schedule, and much more!
-Nathan is broke, exhausted, and frazzled. Support his broke, exhausted, frazzled ass by buying the PC Beta of Go To Bed: Survive The Night! (Pretty please) and keep your eyes peeled for the game on iOS soon too!
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– Intro Music: Chasing Satellites by Nathan Meunier