02-02-2007, 09:58 PM
I'm looking at starting a video games website. Not one of those free ones that any Joe can make. I've got a few contacts within various gaming magazines and websites willing to set up interviews and stuff.
I'm gathering reviewers and writers, etc. But I really need a co-founder. PHP knowledge would be helpful as well.
Currently I'm setting up a portal system.
02-03-2007, 02:57 AM
What sort of budget do you have in mind for this sort of thing? I mean, to pay for hosting and domains and any registrations you'll probably need... If you're not any Joe, you'll need these things.
02-03-2007, 04:24 AM
Hosting and domains are covered by me :D
I already have the hosting, havent yet thought of a name yet. Sorta wanted to wait til I had a partner.
02-04-2007, 08:41 AM
Well I'm somewhat curious, I wouldn't say I would (nor anyone for that matter) commit to anything without much more information though. Can you provide any other information? I'm an avid gamer, also writing my own 3d engine and looking to get work with an indy developer (if I somehow manage to pull that off without formal qualifications).
02-04-2007, 06:30 PM
Yeah I shoulda gave some more info.
Basically, we're going to offer reviews for video games, any and all consoles we can cover efficiently. We're going to be covering system and industry news, keeping gamers informed. Mainly we will strive to be a welcome gaming community concerned with uniting gamers. We'll offer blogs, webmail, etc services gaming related.
Those are a few ideas we've come up with.
We're also considering a download center for gaming-related downloads.
02-05-2007, 04:05 AM
Alright, I see where you're going with this. But I've seen this in dozens of other websites and magazines. What's your hook? What have you got that'll set you apart? That's what you really need, this is a hard market to effectively penetrate...
Is your idea to be *THE* community for gaming news and reviews? Perhaps you could consider folksonomy interwoven with various social networking elements and other Web 2.0 buzzwords. This seems to be the general trend in anything BIG and new.
02-05-2007, 04:08 AM
I agree, and I have some ideas. I'll post some of em later, not much time right now.
02-05-2007, 04:39 AM
aim me : Erockrm1
or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen S. Garvin
02-05-2007, 03:39 PM
If you're looking for a writer, contact me for my resume. I've done articles via telephone interviews.
02-05-2007, 06:43 PM
Forgive me for not specifying: I'm looking for people to donate reviews. I'm on a low budget to an extent.
Erock: I shall email you soon.
03-12-2007, 01:19 AM
count me in!
we could partner with my xbox360 site
www.spotxbox.com ( FIRST BASE CODE ) ** NOT YET DESIGND ** < WILL BE IN PHP > % DONT JUDGE ME %
bigredmailbpx [at] gmail [dot] com
03-14-2007, 03:13 AM
03-28-2007, 01:49 AM
Okay we're starting development soon. I need to know who can help me!
03-29-2007, 07:19 PM
Okay, I think the easiest way to do this would be to build from teh ground-up. Messing with a portal system would make it more difficult.
04-10-2007, 11:03 PM
Okay, the-dream and myself are currently working on this. We'd love to have more help though. We still need to code the news system, blogs, and some other things. So if you feel like helping out, give us a holler.
04-16-2007, 11:24 PM
I'll join anything php related, I have a project at the moment called smurfworksnz @ http://smurfworks.freehostia.com/ , it's a personal project however It makes a good resume at this time. I wouldn't mind having a ps2 column or something just to report whats happening, I can also design, develop and publish too.
04-16-2007, 11:48 PM
Nice site mate!
We'd love to have you onboard the team, look for a PM from me.
04-20-2007, 02:42 PM
Check out http://www.xyber-wars.com, a project I started.. online real time MMORPG...
tell me if you think you'd fit in anywhere :)
05-08-2007, 12:20 AM
Currently working on this project are myself, Simpson, and the-dream.
Anyone else interested in lending a hand?