are a number of benefits writing for VGF.com will
provide. Among them are:
has a large readership. Writing for VGF is a good
chance to have your work seen by a wide audience.
for VGF.com provides good experience in the field of
often receive reviewable games to cover on our site.
Naturally, these are shared with our writers.
also important to note that this is not a paid position.
requirements vary depending on the position you will be
seeking, but the most obvious requirement is that you need
to have good writing skills no matter which position you're
interested in. Prior web site experience is not necessary.
Other requirements include:
also must obviously like video games, and plan on buying
or have a strong interest in the Xbox. Everything we do
with this site involves video games, so it will be a
necessity that you play them on a regular basis and have
opinions on them.
a knowledge of what's going on in the video game
industry is definitely a plus, but if you're just
interested in playing games and writing reviews, that's
fine as well.
really is no age requirement, but most likely we'll be
interested in people who are at least 15, probably
older, but we'll take that on a case by case basis.
Unfortunately, anyone younger than that normally doesn't
have the writing skills to make it on the site because
they are still sharpening up their writing techniques.
you're currently writing for/working on other video game sites, it
will be necessary that you work solely for VGF.
doesn't have too many rules, but there are a couple that are
Plagiarism is definitely not permitted. Anyone
caught submitting work that someone else wrote will face
severe consequences. Because of the legal aspects
involved in plagiarized work, people who submit trial
reviews to us that we know are plagiarized will not have
a chance. If you decide to plagiarize something while
you're on the staff and someone brings it to our
attention, the most likely course of action will be
elimination from the staff. This may seem harsh, but
it's something we must do because we take plagiarism
very seriously. If you submit something, make sure it's
something you wrote yourself from scratch, and not
something that you copied or paraphrased from another
writer. This will not be tolerated.
rule is to be careful of the vulgarity. Swearing is not
a problem when it's controlled, but when something is
riddled with vulgarity, it tends to lose its meaning and
effectiveness, no matter how eloquently written it is.
XGF (Xbox Gamers First) currently has three
writer positions. These positions involve writing
reviews, previews, features, etc. You will be able to
write for any VGF site (including PSGF and NGF), but your
primary responsibility will be to XGF. You will be
expected to submit a minimum of three (3) writings per month.
Failing to meet this in one month is ok, but it will result
in termination on a repeated basis.
it's imperative that you own an Xbox.
Obviously, you'll need the system so you can cover it's
you apply for an open position, it will be necessary for you
to submit a sample review or editorial about the Xbox. Any
application sent without a sample of your writing WILL
BE IGNORED. This MAY
NOT be one that has been posted on other websites, because
if you are accepted as a reviewer it will be used as your
first submission to VGF.
Please also include a little
bit of background information on yourself as well (name,
age, systems owned, other information you feel is
important). Once ample time has been given for the
webmaster to review all applications (writing plus personal
info), the best will be notified and can begin work for VGF
application can be sent here. Yeah, just click on me.