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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.
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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 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.  

Revision as of 18:47, 30 October 2012

PCGamingWiki:Home/Notable Releases

Background

Our 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 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.

Review process

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.
  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

  • 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.
  • Andytizer reserves the right to deny free review code to anyone for any reason.