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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: April 01, 2012 (04:29 PM)
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As you may have noticed, there was not enough participation in the March review bounties contest. For that reason, and also because there's hardly anything of note releasing this month, there will be no review bounties topic in April.

I haven't given up on the review bounties idea. I believe it is a sound concept, but I also feel that the incentive offered previously was not sufficient to attract fresh talent to the site. I hope to reinstate the contest in May or June, hopefully with a larger prize (and with a larger pool of eligible games than we will see released this month).

Thank you for supporting the contest during previous months. While there will be no review bounty offered this month, there will be an opportunity to participate in a review contest and win an exciting prize (one of the best the site has ever offered). Watch for an announcement related to that very soon.


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: holdthephone
Posted: April 01, 2012 (04:59 PM)
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Ah well that's a shame, looking forward to what's to come though.

Had SFxT reviewed but didn't feel it was worthy, will give it another shot when I get the time.


Mobius 1, engage...


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Author: jerec
Posted: April 01, 2012 (05:53 PM)
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Yeah, I figured that would happen on the one time I actually manage to write a review. Damn you, other people!


I can avoid death by not having a life.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: April 01, 2012 (06:13 PM)
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Visibility and incentives have to work congruently and visibility is earned by offering something unique that other sites don't. Just like Escapist's base exploded after they started incorporating features such as (notably) Zero Punctuation, if Honest Gamers is to become more than a repository for people to share their thoughts on games, it has to have some feature that isn't a review or is a unique take on the review that grabs people. Essentially, it has to have something that can go viral through the internet community.


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