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The Video Game Micro Review

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My friend talked me into doing something I never intended to do for the gaming community Ė write game reviews. There is no shortage of game reviews to find, whether professional or amateur. I donít like giving scores to games, as they can easily be misconstrued. I prefer content and context, which is why Iíd rather talk in depth about a game on my podcast than write 1,000 words breaking down a game (thatís not a judgment, itsí just my preference).

On the contrary, I am a big fan of being succinct (one of my favorite words). I love trying to encapsulate something in a clear language that is brief and to the point. As someone who is continuously trying to increase my writing skills, I decided to do a different version of game reviews at my friendís behestÖ

"The Micro Review"


it's a micro review, not a micro game

My mission is to write a pithy, clever, and succinct review of a game in 1 Twitter post. Iím allowing myself 140 characters to summarize a game (actually less w/ the hashtag). Vocabulary will not be elementary forum trolling like ďSUCKS!Ē and ď[email protected]#[email protected] AWEOMSE! Of course there are nuances that will be missing in this limited format, but the micro reviews should be at least somewhat informative, descriptive, and mostly entertaining.

I wonít post them here on the C-blogs, as itís not really the place for them. If you are interested in reading them, I advise you to follow me on Twitter (@jessedvorak). I plan to do 1 each week or so. I will likely include older games as well, so I have more to pull from. If you feel like joining in let me know. Weíll go with the hashtag #microrevu (i.e. microreview Ė I need those extra 2 characters!)

if you don't use Twitter, feel free to join the GATTACAST Facebook page (URL on the sidebar). I'll also post them there.

Example of micro review #1:

LA Noire: pinnacle 4 smart/mature VG story w regrettable reminders- itís still just a game. 1 foot fwd for VGs/1 foot stuck in GTA#microrevu

#2:
Infinity Blade: The Dark Fantasy version of Mike Tysonís Punch Out! features the best graphics youíll see on iPhone #microrevu

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About GATTACASTjesseone of us since 5:48 PM on 01.24.2011

Video Game Podcaster: www.GATTACAST.com - Intelligent Conversation for Mature Gamers

part time music composer. part time writer. part time student. full time husband.

long time gamer.

I am particularly interested in Video Games as the new frontier of story-telling.

Twitter: @jessedvorak

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GATTACAST is a friendly, intelligent, colorful, philosophical, and mostly awesome conversation about video games amongst friends. New video game music highlighted in each episode.

This podcast features conversations about games we are playing, video game music, and discussions regarding all things related to the culture, society, art, and politics of the video game world.