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(Duke Ferris, Full Story on GameRevolution)
"Chris Rodriguez, or Taj as he is known to his friends, was taking his piano lesson at the Harmony Road Music School. Meanwhile, across the street, some dirtbag was robbing the gas station. He fired off a few rounds, and one bullet went through the school wall and into Taj's spine.
I'm sorry, it simply does not get more messed up than that. Just sitting there taking a piano lesson, when "thud!" - bullet in the spine and almost certainly paralyzed for life."
Continued at GameRevolution's manifesto. There, you will receive instructions on how to help Taj by donating money or just contributing any old games that
First, I need to say that this opportunity is for everyone - not just those in the Bay Area - and when I mean "everyone", I mean anyone who lives in the United States or not a place that doesn't cost a whole lot to ship to from Berkeley.
I finally convinced Duke Ferris, the head honcho of the site, to let me give some exceptional writers here a chance to freelance on our site: http://www.gamerevolution.com.
he freelance position at Game Revolution is essentially the same as it is on most sites. A review for a free game. If the GR staff believe your work to be solid, then once you have submitted consistent work on our site, the opportunity of a paid position can be requested - likely, a fixed amount for every review. (Note: Duke pays above industry standard.)
I respect Jeff Gerstmann. Always have and always will. Sure, I may disagree with the styling of his (GameSpot's) reviews or his arguments, though I am one of the few that agrees with the 8.8 on Twilight Princess. But I never questioned his ability and integrity as a game critic. Jeff Gerstmann was true to himself, and that's all you can ask for.
His rather swift, unclean departure has been unnerving and only more so because I am a professional game critic myself. I would sit in my room, with its minimalist surroundings, and ponder about where I could be in the next ten years. Will I stay at GameRevolution or will I "move on" to something bigger and brighter? How big and bright could that be? I seriously considered GameSpot, because hey, I'm an oldie here
Wallet-sucking Shopping List:
Xbox 360 Premium
- Marvel Utlimate Alliance + Forza Motorsport 2 (included)
- 1 Wireless Controller
1 Extra Wireless Controller
Plug & Play Charge Kit
512 MB Memory Card (for transfer between work and home)
Xbox Live Gold (1-Year Subscription - Username: Draqq)
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition
Fight Night Round 3
Super Mario Galaxy (just because...)
Wallet-sucking On The Horizon:
Rock Band (Already reserved for Tuesday release)
Assassin's Creed (though my boss pretty much completed most of it in front of me)
WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2008 (maybe... I get addicted to Create-A-Wrestler)
Beautiful Katamari (love Katamari but there's not much new about it)
I'm not a hardcore Street Fighter fan, but I have wants, needs, hopes, and wordly dreams that can be spread via Royal Rainbow. The Cosmos is pleased, I know. I'm sure you have been teased by the Street Fighter IV trailer - it was like watching a strip-tease to me. So let me tickle the fancy, so to speak:
[Approved by Venter]
First, I need to say that this opportunity is for locals in the Bay Area. Duke Ferris, the head honcho of the site, does not wish to mail games. If it were me, I would give some exceptional writers here a chance to have this opportunity as well. But if the boss says no, well that's that.
The freelance position at Game Revolution is essentially the same as it is on most sites. A review for a free game. The only exception is that you have to be able to come to the GR site at Berkeley, California in person to get the games. Duke wants to see all the freelancers upfront and personal. If the work is solid, then the opportunity of a paid position can be requested: either 10 cents per word or a fixed amount for every review.