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==Background==
 
==Background==
 
Our goal of fixing every single PC game 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.
 
Our goal of fixing every single PC game 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.

Revision as of 22:09, 26 March 2013

Refer to the Review Codes forum for available review codes.

Background

Our goal of fixing every single PC game 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.

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.

Prerequisites

  1. Show evidence of making high quality contributions to PCGamingWiki in the past.
  2. 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

  1. Only one person is required to lead on an article.
  2. 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.
  3. Andytizer reserves the right to deny free review code to anyone for any reason.