So, you think you've got
what it takes to be a Game Monkey? Of course you do...after all,
how hard can it be? I mean, have you seen the rest of the site?
Still, being a Game Monkey isn't all poor
grammar and half-witty remarks...you have to have an even hand, dedication,
and a love of all the things in geekdom. Mostly this means being able
to write fair, honest, and preferably intelligent reviews. It also means
you'll have to work within a reasonable timeline, accept some constructive
criticism, and occasionally pick lice from your coworkers.
Still not scared off? Then here's the deal...
To begin, you'll have to
submit some reviews-- four to be exact. These are your "test"
to make sure that you can write passable content, accept a little constructive
criticism, and generally mesh your style with the rest of the site. Reviews
- Basically grammatically sound. We don't mind having to do a
little editing, and we're certainly not perfectionists on the subject,
but if we spend more time editing than you did writing you won't go
- Logical, well thought, and explanatory. We don't mind you either
praising or trashing any given product, but definitly want to know why
you're responding to it as vehemently as you are. A good review doesn't
just tell the reader what you thought but why you thought it.
- Original and unbiased. We can't post anything that makes references
to other reviews, is copyrighted, or that doesn't come from your own
little Monkey mind.
- Mesh with the rest of the site. Be sure and check some of our
other reviews to get a feel for our style and objectives.
So what do you get out
of all this? The short answer is "Tons of free crap!"
We, unfortunately, can't pay you in cash
because the site doesn't generate any income (it's the down side of that
whole philanthropic thing)...But you do get to keep all of the products
we give you to review (which will make quite the stash in no time, guaranteed)
and we do throw you some great swag as often as we can.
Now, if you're ready to
get started just head on over to our Reader
Review Submission page and submit your reviews. In the name input,
along with your name, also include "Applying as Reviewer", or
"I Wanna be a Monkey", or something that lets us know you want
on staff. We'll get back to you with a critque of your reviews as fast
as we can (give us a week) and let you know how things are looking.