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GameBanshee Previews

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:56 am
by Brother None
So how does this work, exactly? Does GameBanshee get preview copies or do you write previews based on press showings/clip its.

Currently I have access to some of the latter, namely Fallout 3 and Drakensang, but then the well is dry. I didn't view much more at GC, though I would've if I'd known I'd end up here, as Legend:HoG and the Witcher had big showings, as well as Hyborian Age's huge press room.

So how now?

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:07 am
by BuckGB
We get preview copies from time to time, but they're fairly rare. Most of the previews we've done in the past are based on what's been seen at E3 or what we've learned through interviews or other existing content. Previews based on existing content should probably be labeled something different ("first look" or "overview"), but we've just called them previews up until now.

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:39 pm
by Brother None
Well, I got permission from both covering sites do another piece of GameBanshee. I'll pen them up somewhere next week.

It's gonna be tougher after that. I can hardly afford to travel cross-country for previews and the like all the time, how do you imagine we'll do it after this?

PS: boo on deleting my newspost, boo! :P

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:17 pm
by BuckGB
Good to hear. And sorry about deleting your newspost, I'm still adjusting to having another person posting news at the same time as I am =\.

For future months, we should probably try to do 2 interviews and 1 preview. If we don't have a way to actually check out preview code, then we can label them "first look" or something like that and base them on what information the publisher/developer has released to date.

You can also subsidize a preview with a review, if there are any games you feel like picking up over the next few months.