Video Game Reviews - How to Make Money by Writing About Video Games

You have probably heard of people who get paid playing video games. These people contact game companies directly and are called beta testers. That is one way to make money playing games but there are several more. If you happen to like writing, you might want to get into writing video game reviews.

Video game reviews are very important to game creators. These reviews, especially ones posted online, affect their sales and the many ways that they can improve their products. As a consumer, there is a way for you to make money by writing reviews on the games that you play.

There are many websites online that will accept reviews of video games and pay you good money. Some great examples are Associated Content and Constant Content. You can also check into websites that offer freelance writing gigs. These are owned by people who make money with their game-related content. By providing your game reviews, you help them earn and you get to make good money as well.

If you don't feel like checking web pages and people that look for video game reviews, you can always make your own game website. You can easily make a blog with all your reviews and rake in money by putting Good AdSense or offer games for sale through affiliate companies. This particular move will require that you be quite knowledgeable about SEO and Internet Marketing. If you know a great deal about having web content that will help bring readers, you stand to earn a lot from your video game reviews.

PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale Video Game Review and Game Release Date

The heavily smash brothers inspired, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale game has been the focus of many gamers since it was initially revealed. The game has been loved by those who have played it and the way it feels makes it a unique experience for the Sony consoles. Speaking of unique this is the first game that will allow characters from different brands and franchises to battle it out on the same screen on a Sony console. It is also a game that is available on the Vita as well, making use of the cross play aspects of the games PS3 and Vita players can battle it out against each other.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Gameplay focuses on building up a super and taking out a few of your opponents or all of them with a specific attack. There are three levels of supers that the game allows. Through constantly attacking your opponent you can build up your super and then release it whenever you want. Although this gameplay mechanic seems simple there are different strategies that work for different players. Some characters have devastating level 3 supers that are well worth the wait; other characters can make use of their level 1 or level 2 super and constantly take out opponents again and again. The goal is to get the most points before the time runs out meaning that you have to find the best way to get rid of opponents and avoid being defeated yourself which changes drastically between characters.

When it comes to the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Characters there are a large number of them to choose from. The characters all come from games that have appeared on the Sony consoles throughout the years. These characters are some of the more recent ones that you will recognize such as Cole from Infamous and Sackboy from little big planet. Older characters are available as well including Parappa the Rapper and Spike. If you really want a veteran in the fighting game saga you can even select Heihachi from the Tekken franchise. Several other characters are still to be announced, so you can expect a wide variety to choose from in the game.

Final Fantasy VII Game Review

Final Fantasy VII is by far the best and most popular game in the Final Fantasy series. This role-playing game (RPG) is a combination of sci-fi and fantasy, which was developed by Square Enix and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the seventh in the series, which was released in 1997 for the Sony PlayStation and was made available for MS Windows-based PCs in 1998. This installment broke barriers in the Final Fantasy series by being the first to use stunning 3D graphics and fully generated 3D images of the characters. It features nine playable characters with various specialty weapons and special skills called Limit Breaks.

The story revolves around a character named Cloud Strife, an ex-Soldier who joins the rebel group called AVALANCHE as a mercenary. He helps them in their campaign against Shinra Corporation whose shady operations are continuously draining the life of the planet. But during their conflict with this corporation, Cloud and his group encounter his old comrade named Sephiroth, the game's antagonist who would ultimately become the planet's greatest threat. Cloud's quest to unravel the mysterious purpose of Sephiroth leads him to various places wherein he meets other playable characters like Red XIII, Yuffie, Vincent, Cid and Cait Sith.

The game has three major areas such as the world map, field map and battle screen. The world map is a 3D environment that can be navigated by foot, chocobo (an ostrich-sized bird), sand buggy, plane, submarine or the airship called Highwind. The chocobo and vehicles in the game enable the character to go to areas with rigid terrains or across water masses, which cannot be travelled by foot. On the other hand, the field map depicts a 2D environment inside towns, structures, grasslands or mountains. While the combat mode portrays the 3D model of the characters and enemies, which moves and magical spells are illustrated in a brilliant fashion.

How To Make A Video Game Review

It must sound fun for a lot of people to hear that a person can make a living out of making a video game review. However, what people don't realize is that making a game review is just as hard as any job out there. I started a blog thinking that I could make 1 game review a week, but I was wrong. Even if you only plan to make a review for casual games or even browser games, it will still take sometime to make a quality review. The good news is, there are certain areas that you only need to focus your energy on in order to make a reasonable review of the game. Here, I reveal to you my steps on how to make a video game review.

Research About The Game - It is important to include in your review what type of game you are reviewing. It's also useful to tell your readers when the game was released and on which platforms. Tell a little about the story or plot of the game but do not spoil the reader on important events.

Play the Game - You have to get some hands on experience of the game. I would suggest that you focus on the following areas

    Gameplay - In this criteria you can say about how fun the game is, how difficult it is and what sort of enemies you'd encounter and even how many levels there are in the game. You can give some tips and tricks on how to play the game here. Useful to some readers are the number of hours you played the game, but I personally don't record my hours played. It's also useful to tell the reader something about the unique features of a game such as if the game supports a day and night system, combining items to make new items, online mode, etc.