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The EG Readers' Game Tasting Society

Cynical rebranding of popular feature! Reviews of SSX 3, The Thing and more...

Believe it or not, this is the eleventh time I've had to introduce a selection of short reviews from our beloved readers. Astonishing. So, in the interest of keeping me awake, I've decided to undertake a bit of rebranding. We're going for a slightly 'higher brow' approach, and shall be calling on you lot to respond in kind. We've retired old Mrs. Bertrund (we've already found her a nice spot in the garden next to a tree) and introduced a brand new front-page image. Martin is already out scouting locations for our next "shoot" and interviewing possible candidates to replace the old dear's increasingly blurry visage as the public face of the stuff wot you lot send us. It's an exciting change, and not simply an idea I had five minutes ago that will probably fall apart by this time next week. Enjoy.

(P.S. This week's prize is a promo copy of Hardware: Online Arena for the PS2. Or, if the young fellow just down the page doesn't want it, some sort of PC game from my cupboard of treats.)

The Rules

Reader Reviews should be submitted to, and can be written about anything you like - hardware, games, peripherals - even if we've already written about it. In fact, that's kind of the point! Your word limit is 300 although we'll tolerate a bit of overflow if you can string words together nicely, and please try to keep it clean and legal. Just like we do for you! The best candidate each week will receive a random bit of game-related tat (possibly even an actual game) as a prize. Lucky, lucky you. And of course, your work will be displayed for all to see.