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Would you like to see reader reviews

Yes, I'd love to have my 15 minutes of fame
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Good lord no, I want professional reviews or nothing at all
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Total votes: 40

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Re: Reader reviews

Post by MattC » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:26 pm

woody.cool wrote:
I agree with MattC on this one, me being a CPC fan (and a Roland fan) - but personally I'd review 'Roland In Time' and redress that as one of the greatest games of all time instead :D
Yes! Get ready, people, the great Roland re-evaluation has started! Finally, the games will get the respect they deserve and a long overdue place in the great gaming pantheon to be revered and idolised through the ages. And don't forget - you saw it here first... :D

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Post by forestville » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:43 pm

i voted yes

and i would write a review for \"where time stood\" for the speccy 128

:idea: :D
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Re: Reader reviews

Post by woody.cool » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:03 am

felgekarp wrote:
woody.cool wrote:
FatTrucker wrote: Dudley has his own column which he strokes earnestly while posting.
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SirClive wrote: Can I change my vote to no :wink:
I agree with MattC on this one, me being a CPC fan (and a Roland fan) - but personally I'd review 'Roland In Time' and redress that as one of the greatest games of all time instead :D
Cue hordes of people trying to return their mags :wink:
:cry: You don't like Roland in Time ??? :cry:

Even the theme tune was inspired by my fav TV program 8)

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Post by Smurph » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:21 am

I'd love to try my hand at one of the Retrorevival spreads for something like Unirally, but in general I'd quite like to see others views on games too.
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Re: Reader reviews

Post by felgekarp » Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:40 am

woody.cool wrote: :cry: You don't like Roland in Time ??? :cry:

Even the theme tune was inspired by my fav TV program 8)
No, I don't. Give me Cuthbert any day, Cuthbert could kick Rolands arse :D
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Re: Reader reviews

Post by MattC » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:42 pm

felgekarp wrote:
woody.cool wrote: :cry: You don't like Roland in Time ??? :cry:

Even the theme tune was inspired by my fav TV program 8)
No, I don't. Give me Cuthbert any day, Cuthbert could kick Rolands arse :D
Roland doesn't feel the need to resort to violence - he's above that sort of behaviour.

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Post by psj3809 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:25 am

Thinking about it might not be too bad but i hope the reviews arent too biased as many people here are anti-other computers apart from their own.

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Post by michaelf » Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:26 am

FatTrucker wrote:Comments as in little boxouts with a micro review or second opinion would be great ...
I voted YES after reading FatTrucker's comments. A page of reader micro reviews (200 words max?) would be a good idea, with the 'prize' of having their review being published.

Sinclair User did a similar feature though it offered readers money. As you can imagine, some of the readers just wrote any old cobblers in the hope of getting a fiver ...

... and given the proliferation of reviews on t'internet, a "no plagarism" rule shold be implemented (or would we need it?)

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Post by Cornelius » Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:30 am

I voted no. I find that the everyday gamer would sooner simply plug or pan a game rather than review it. So I say no.

However having a small 'reader recommends' section or something would be a nice idea.

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Post by CraigGrannell » Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:31 pm

michaelf wrote:... and given the proliferation of reviews on t'internet, a "no plagarism" rule shold be implemented (or would we need it?)
Imagine's legal bods would probably be able to put something together that flings all repercussions back at the writer, rather than the company itself, in the same way that it does for its freelancers. For example, if I decided to rip something off and send it to Darran, and was found out by the original creator, it'd be me getting sued. As for whether it'd be needed, you see copying all over the place, so it probably would be. One of the strangest I recall was the chap who penned a load of reviews for Lemon64, before eagle-eyed forumites noticed that he'd copied them direct from old issues of Zzap!64 and Commodore Force!
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Post by bolda » Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:10 am

Reader reviews would be pretty good, as long as they are carefully selected... if there was a month when no decent reviews were submitted, don't just stick any old rubbish in to fill page space.

Another idea for an \"interactive\" element to the front of the mag... how about doing a \"Screenshot Challenge\" like the thread on here? Maybe show one or two screenshots and then put the answers at the back of the mag (upside down, in small print, in the footer etc...)? Quick and easy to do, no shortage of screenshots.
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Post by SirClive » Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:25 am

I'd love to see some form of quiz. A magazine a while back used to have a gaming crossword, that would be great.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:49 am

SirClive wrote:I'd love to see some form of quiz. A magazine a while back used to have a gaming crossword, that would be great.

There was a mag a while back that did 'spot the Sonics' - that was pretty great too :wink:
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Post by Great Giana » Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:12 pm

to me, reader reviews never add that much value. there's often too much fanboyism in them.

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Post by Utini » Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:48 pm

I'm still voting for a Dudley column... call it \"The Penultimate Badger\".
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