Difference between revisions of "PCGamingWiki:Free games"

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==Background==
 
==Background==
It is vital for PCGamingWiki to be a useful resource that keeps up to date with the latest releases. We need articles about the newest games at the time they are needed most - on the first week of release.  
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PCGamingWiki's goal is to list fixes for ''every PC game''. This is only possible if the site can maintain a reputation for delivering high quality up to date articles for new games.
  
 
If new games aren't represented on the site, PCGamingWiki won't be seen as ''the'' place to write up PC game fixes. Without up to date articles, the wiki will decline, and the dream of having ''every PC game fixed'' won't become a reality.
 
If new games aren't represented on the site, PCGamingWiki won't be seen as ''the'' place to write up PC game fixes. Without up to date articles, the wiki will decline, and the dream of having ''every PC game fixed'' won't become a reality.
  
==The proposition==
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Therefore we have a mutually beneficial proposal for supports of PCGamingWiki - in exchange for a completed article on day 1 of a game's release with daily updates over the following 5 days, PCGamingWiki will either provide free review code for the game, or reimburse the writer out of pocket.  
In exchange for a completed article on day 1 of a game's release with daily updates over the following 5 days, PCGamingWiki will either provide free review code for the game, or reimburse the writer out of pocket.  
 
  
Sometimes developers and publishers will provide review code, but the majority of time, the cost of the new games will be paid out of [[User:Andytizer|Andytizer]]'s pocket. Therefore there is a strict policy on who will be able to earn these review codes.
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Therefore there is a strict policy on who will be able to earn these review codes. Sometimes developers and publishers will provide review code, but the majority of time, the cost of the new games will be paid out of [[User:Andytizer|Andytizer]]'s pocket.  
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==Person specification==
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*Show evidence of making high quality contributions to PCGamingWiki in the past.
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*Be in regular contact with [[User:Andytizer|Andytizer]] on a format such as Gchat, Skype, Steam chat or IRC.
  
 
==Job description==
 
==Job description==
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*Take ownership of the article, writing up comprehensive technical details, bugs, fixes and workarounds. Continually support that article for a period of 5 days, updating the article with relevant information at least once a day.
 
*Take ownership of the article, writing up comprehensive technical details, bugs, fixes and workarounds. Continually support that article for a period of 5 days, updating the article with relevant information at least once a day.
 
*Publicise the article on relevant forums.
 
*Publicise the article on relevant forums.
 
==Person specification==
 
*Show evidence of making high quality contributions to PCGamingWiki in the past.
 
*Be in regular contact with [[User:Andytizer|Andytizer]] on a format such as Gchat, Skype, Steam chat or IRC.
 
  
 
==Review process==
 
==Review process==
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##Researching and listing as many issues and fixes as possible on forums, FAQs and support lines.
 
##Researching and listing as many issues and fixes as possible on forums, FAQs and support lines.
 
#Reviewer will maintain the article and keep it up to date over the next 5 days.
 
#Reviewer will maintain the article and keep it up to date over the next 5 days.
 
===Sample review===
 
*Reviewer is interested in reviewing a game, such as [[Dishonored]].
 
*Reviewer gets in contact with [[User:Andytizer|Andytizer]].
 
  
 
==Disclaimer==
 
==Disclaimer==

Revision as of 19:28, 28 September 2012

PCGamingWiki:Home/Notable Releases

Background

PCGamingWiki's goal is to list fixes for every PC game. This is only possible if the site can maintain a reputation for delivering high quality up to date articles for new games.

If new games aren't represented on the site, PCGamingWiki won't be seen as the place to write up PC game fixes. Without up to date articles, the wiki will decline, and the dream of having every PC game fixed won't become a reality.

Therefore we have a mutually beneficial proposal for supports of PCGamingWiki - in exchange for a completed article on day 1 of a game's release with daily updates over the following 5 days, PCGamingWiki will either provide free review code for the game, or reimburse the writer out of pocket.

Therefore there is a strict policy on who will be able to earn these review codes. Sometimes developers and publishers will provide review code, but the majority of time, the cost of the new games will be paid out of Andytizer's pocket.

Person specification

  • Show evidence of making high quality contributions to PCGamingWiki in the past.
  • Be in regular contact with Andytizer on a format such as Gchat, Skype, Steam chat or IRC.

Job description

Reviewer will:

  • Complete article before day 1 release with as much information as possible from the Sample article.
  • Take ownership of the article, writing up comprehensive technical details, bugs, fixes and workarounds. Continually support that article for a period of 5 days, updating the article with relevant information at least once a day.
  • Publicise the article on relevant forums.

Review process

  1. Eligible reviewers who meet the person specification can submit a request for review code of any new game to Andytizer.
  2. Requests should be made at least 5 days before the release of the game.
  3. Reviewer will EITHER receive a review code for the game, OR will be reimbursed for the cost of the game after 5 days if the article support is satisfactory. This depends on whether review code can be sourced from the developer/publisher.
  4. Reviewer MUST complete the article within 24hrs of the game first going live in the first territory (for example, 24hrs from the US release of a game). This involves:
    1. Completing as much of the Sample Article as possible, including filling out all the templates and tables.
    2. Researching and listing as many issues and fixes as possible on forums, FAQs and support lines.
  5. Reviewer will maintain the article and keep it up to date over the next 5 days.

Disclaimer

  • Andytizer reserves the right to deny free review code to anyone for any reason.
  • If the reviewer breaks the terms of the agreement or is late, then Andytizer will deny future review code to that individual.