Post by Ace Whatever on Sept 24, 2008 6:01:14 GMT -5
I need some advice for the screens I'm gonna' be taking soon:
1. What's the preferred method of taking screenshots for PSX games? (Preferred emulator, settings, software, etc...) 2. Uptil now I've converting my PS2 BMP screens to JPG using ImageReady 7. Since I mess with the quality settings to reduce the size, this takes a long time depending on the amount of screens. Is there a way to automatically apply the process to a batch? Ditto for thubmnail making?
I've just read the rules about the article submissions: I though i can do an aticle about some obscures fighting game like Kaiser Knukle: I read how to submit the article with a e-mail, but I have some doubt about the format: I saw I can write the article in TXT or RTF, but I saw also that I can send you a HTML formatted article; so, is good that I make a TXT file with HTML tags?
I've got a fairly good idea of an article that I can actually follow through with (Gempei Toumaden by Namco), but unfortunately there are several games in the series. To prevent getting overwhelmed I was wondering if it could be submitted in two parts: one for the original game and the different versions of it, and a second about the sequel, spinoff and marketing.
I guess the other question is, is there any policy about images beside screenshots? I was thinking of doing a couple of doodles to explain/poke fun at game mechanics and quirks. The fact of the matter is that it is a series that was probably conceived while someone was baked or had a really bad fever, which is the appeal of it, and helps make it a "fun" kusoge instead of just a bad game. All the same, I don't want to deviate into Time Killers land and piss people off, so I figured I would ask.
Last Edit: Nov 18, 2010 10:48:12 GMT -5 by Deleted
Post by Discoalucard on Nov 18, 2010 10:57:30 GMT -5
You can submit it in however many parts you want, but it won't go live on the front page until it's done. You could post it here for feedback, or just to get a sense that you're getting something done, if it helps.
As for the drawn pictures, I guess it depends on how good they are! Your ZZZ-as-Cthuluhu went over pretty well, so if it's along those lines it'll be OK.
(This is the series that's sorta known as Samurai Ghost, right? That was the second one, I believe.)
Post by Shellshock on Nov 22, 2010 11:37:14 GMT -5
So as I was reading that you guys (or Discoalucard, to be precise) are going to give a little money to writers who take on certain needed articles, something popped into my mind. It occurred to me that this little incentive might attract people that might not care for the article he produces as much as the money he can make, however little that can be. Surely the article can be edited and revised before going live, but how can you tell if said writer omitted or forgot to mention something important if the editors didn't play the game?
What do you guys think? Have you thought about this? Could the quality of future articles suffer a little?
Post by Discoalucard on Nov 22, 2010 11:58:55 GMT -5
Most of the time we have some idea of the topic the writer is covering, it's part of the reason why have more than one person that looks over this stuff before it goes up. That way we can exercise a bit more quality control.
If someone turns in an article that sucks, obviously it won't be published and they won't get paid, so there's no advantage to doing a half-assed job.
I think we should have a bounty list - say there's a series of games that really needs covering but has like a hundred games in it. Making a quality article on that series would be worth some serious dough compared to a bounty on an article for a series that has only one game.
Just to alert you, Kurt - you have two different e-mails at the bottom of the submission guidelines - one's missing the "l" of coolata. I sent my submission to the wrong one on mistake, so I thought I would let you know.