Difference between revisions of "PCGamingWiki:Free games"

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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.
  
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.  
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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.
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
  
==Person specification==
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Prerequisites:
 
*Show evidence of making high quality contributions to PCGamingWiki in the past.
 
*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.
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*Be able to be in regular contact with [[User:Andytizer|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 [[PCGamingWiki:Sample Article|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==
 
==Review process==
#Eligible reviewers who meet the person specification can submit a request for review code of any new game to [[User_talk:Andytizer|Andytizer]].  
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#Submit a request for review code of any new game to [[User_talk:Andytizer|Andytizer]].  
 
#Requests should be made at least 5 days before the release of the game.
 
#Requests should be made at least 5 days before the release of the game.
#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.
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#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.
#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:
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#The article must be completed within 24hrs of the game first going live in the first territory (for example, 24hrs from the US release of a game). This involves:
 
##Completing as much of the [[PCGamingWiki:Sample Article|Sample Article]] as possible, including filling out all the templates and tables.
 
##Completing as much of the [[PCGamingWiki:Sample Article|Sample Article]] as possible, including filling out all the templates and tables.
 
##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.
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#Reviewer will maintain the article and keep it up to date over the next 5 days, updating the article with relevant information at least once a day with new information.
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#Publicise the article on relevant forums.
  
 
==Disclaimer==
 
==Disclaimer==
 
*[[User:Andytizer|Andytizer]] reserves the right to deny free review code to anyone for any reason.
 
*[[User:Andytizer|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 [[User:Andytizer|Andytizer]] will deny future review code to that individual.
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*Only one person is required to lead on an article.
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*If the reviewer breaks the terms of the agreement, for example, produces a low quality article, or posts the article late, then [[User:Andytizer|Andytizer]] reserves the right not to compensate that individual and blacklist them from future review code.
  
 
[[Category:Manual]]
 
[[Category:Manual]]

Revision as of 21:01, 29 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.

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.

Prerequisites:

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


Review process

  1. 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. 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. The article must be completed 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, updating the article with relevant information at least once a day with new information.
  6. Publicise the article on relevant forums.

Disclaimer

  • Andytizer reserves the right to deny free review code to anyone for any reason.
  • Only one person is required to lead on an article.
  • If the reviewer breaks the terms of the agreement, for example, produces a low quality article, or posts the article late, then Andytizer reserves the right not to compensate that individual and blacklist them from future review code.