It's been a while, no? Fortunately for those of you who've submitted reviews over the past couple of months, persistent reports of this feature's demise have been... not so much greatly exaggerated, but the subject of misplaced pessimism on the forum. For you chaps hopefully this - the first of several such instalments we hope to publish during quieter moments over the next fortnight - will lay your fears to rest.
However, as mentioned last time out, we are changing the way 'Reader Reviews' works. The good news is that we're still happy to accept just about anything you send. The bad news is that we're going to have to be a little bit stricter in how we deal with your submissions, or quite frankly we'll never have time to get anything else done. So from now on, whilst we'll still happily publish your submissions - however bulky they turn out to be - we won't be allowing any little sub-sections, "box outs", lists or anything like that outside the main text body, we're looking for scores out of ten, and we won't be editing them as much, so the onus is now on you to make sure that your spelling, punctuation and grammar is presentable, or you might end up looking a bit of a tit when your review is published and you've written something that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
We will, however, still be attempting to dole out prizes for our favourite submissions, plucked from the stacks of games and gaming goodies that publishers are good enough to send us. This week, the winner (of sorts) walks away with a copy of Super Bubble Pop Xtreme, courtesy (though they probably don't realise it) of a company called Green Street Games. In case you've never heard of it, it's a lot like Puzzle Bobble, except on the PC, in some manner of 3D, and with some manner of support for MP3 playback. It also has a dancing monkey on the cover. We'll also throw in a very attractive postcard we nicked from a bar at the weekend which pretends to be a "Work Exemption Form" pleading for days off due to "Footballitis". We thought it was funny when we were drunk. Cast your eyes down to see if you're the lucky winner.
And with that, it's over to you. Watch out for further instalments of Reader Reviews later this week and next.
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