If you love gaming, maybe you’d want to think about becoming a gaming journalist. Here are some tips on how to become a gaming journalist.
Ofcourse, to become a gaming journalist the basics still need to be there:
- Good writing skills
- Need to stay updated on latest trends in video games
- Be passionate about the video game industry (it’s like finance journalist – you cannot fake it)
David Hutchinson, gaming journalist for The Times, has these five top tips.
Top tips to becoming a gaming journalist
If you are writing for the specialist press then by all means go into frame rates and FPS type acronyms, but if you are writing for a more general site or publication, keep it accessible.
Be honest and don’t read other peoples reviews until you’ve written your own.
Write with interest and flavour, but avoid trying too hard to be funny as what you think as hilarious often falls flat.
Use descriptives of the gameplay and environment. It’s not a ‘post-apocalyptic environment’; it’s a ‘post-apocalyptic environment with ashen skies and skeletal buildings’.
It doesn’t matter if everyone else hates the game you love. If you can justify why you love the game, it’s a valid review. Don’t worry what everyone else thinks.
How do you become a gaming journalist? via Plusnet Community.