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There's a new reviewer in town, and I'm taking requests!

10-14-2010, 12:09 PM
#1
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There's a new reviewer in town, and I'm taking requests!

Hey everybody, I recently had a great idea of something I could do that I don't think anyone else has done before. I have lots of great games on my iTouch that simply haven't gotten the love they deserve.

So, I'm going to start recording app reviews and posting them on youtube. I'm new at this, so they may not be groundbreaking yet, but I shall do my best. Now, I'm gonna start by making some of my favorite games just to get started. But, I will be taking requests from anyone that may be interested in a game but not sure if they want to lay down the dough.

The catch: I'm not rich, so if you suggest a game that I don't currently have (and I have a lot), I may not be able to buy and review it, unless I can start getting some kind of compensation. So, if I respond and say that I don't have the app already, you can always gift me the app to review or give me a promo or something. Now, this wouldn't make much sense if you are considering buying the game yourself, since you could just use the money to buy the game, but, if you are a developer that simply hasn't had the love you think you deserve, feel free to gift me your app or send me a promo code and I'd be happy to make a video of it, unless I think making a review would actually hurt your sales (itunes gift cards are always welcome too, but I'm not trying to make money, I'm just doing this for fun!)

I hope you guys are intrigued by this idea and will participate. I am a college student however, so if I don't get a review up immediately, don't panic, it just means I haven't had the time. What I would like to see happen is, if you have a request, comment on this thread with it and I will post on the thread whenever I add new reviews and will PM you when the review you requested is up, sound good?

Let me have em!

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Last edited by legowiz; 10-14-2010 at 12:20 PM.
10-14-2010, 01:27 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
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Okay - then show us your skills!

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.

10-14-2010, 01:42 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: London, UK
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Yeah NO ONE has EVER done video app reviews and taken requests for them. This is a totally new spectum of the iDevice culture that has yet to be tapped into. Congratulations you have now become the founding father of app reviews.


just kehdeng.

You are not pretty enough to be that stupid.

Last edited by iphoneprogrammer; 10-14-2010 at 01:45 PM.
10-14-2010, 01:47 PM
#4
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"- Don't post advertisements for your website/blog/podcast/youtube-channel on the site. (signature links are acceptable within reason). Self promotion is strictly prohibited."

You should really put this stuff in your sig. Otherwise it seems like an interesting idea.
10-14-2010, 01:58 PM
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"- Don't post advertisements for your website/blog/podcast/youtube-channel on the site. (signature links are acceptable within reason). Self promotion is strictly prohibited."

You should really put this stuff in your sig. Otherwise it seems like an interesting idea.
I'm not promoting anything, cuz I'm not trying to make money. I have been wanting to do review requests for a long time, but just recently figured out how to do it. I'm not trying to make money, so I don't see the problem. The point is to give the opportunity for the community, if they have a game that they are unsure of, to request a gameplay video or review to be made to help them decide whether or not they want it. The request for compensation was simply allowing for more possibilities, otherwise I will be limited to what I already own or already am interested in buying, that is all. If this still breaks the rules, then there is something seriously wrong with them. All I am trying to do is use my free time to help.

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10-14-2010, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by TheProxy View Post
"- Don't post advertisements for your website/blog/podcast/youtube-channel on the site. (signature links are acceptable within reason). Self promotion is strictly prohibited."

You should really put this stuff in your sig. Otherwise it seems like an interesting idea.
He is not really promoting any site, blog, youtube, podcast ect. It seems as though he wants to put these reviews in the "User Reviews" Section of Touch Arcade. As an expert on self promotion (what with getting in trouble numerous times and being in time-out a lot) I dont see an issue with this. If he was like "OH I am a new reviewer, check out my site for the newest reviews! [link]" then there would be a problem.

You are not pretty enough to be that stupid.
10-14-2010, 02:12 PM
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i'm pretty much all for this, though legowiz, what do u get out of this? as i see it, you'll have to buy quite a few apps, many of them being quite sucky (perhaps) and you'll have to post a vid about it.

sure, i am ALL FOR THIS. but is it really worth it on your side? ofc, if you dont mind spending the cash, go ahead! i'll be watching em vids

EDIT: pleez ignore mah noobishness. i see you'll be reviewing the old, done over apps.

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10-14-2010, 02:26 PM
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i'm pretty much all for this, though legowiz, what do u get out of this? as i see it, you'll have to buy quite a few apps, many of them being quite sucky (perhaps) and you'll have to post a vid about it.

sure, i am ALL FOR THIS. but is it really worth it on your side? ofc, if you dont mind spending the cash, go ahead! i'll be watching em vids

EDIT: pleez ignore mah noobishness. i see you'll be reviewing the old, done over apps.
basically, if someone requests a review for a game I already have, I'll review it, if they request a review for a game I want or am interested in, I'll probably review it. It I get a request for a game that I'm really not interested in, or it looks like crap, someone will have to gift it to me or send me a promo code for it for me to review it. I'm not planning on spending a ton of money, although I will be getting a few gift cards from beta testing, but it's mostly for the older/lesser known games. That's why I'm inviting devs to suggest as well, cuz if they have a game that isn't getting much attention, I'm open to reviewing them if they will give me a promo code or something. I won't really be getting much out of it, but I kind of enjoy writing reviews for games anyway, so I think it will be fun.

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10-14-2010, 02:29 PM
#9
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Well here's your first request! I see from your sig that you have Pizza Boy. A review of that would be cool.

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10-14-2010, 03:02 PM
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Well here's your first request! I see from your sig that you have Pizza Boy. A review of that would be cool.
will do! I love the game and would be happy to do a review. It will be my first.

Playing:|Roboto|Cordy|QuBit|Amazing Breaker|Awesome Saucer|Groove Coaster|Gesundheit!|
Favorites:|PoP:WW|Infinity Blade|World of Goo|Phoenix|Danmaku|PewPew2|Alien Space Retro|Battleheart|Gears| LGR2|iDaTank|PvZ|ME|To-Fu|Anodia|Lego HP|Fruit Ninja|I Dig It 2|Soosiz|