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#1 Edited by funnygamereviews (3 posts) -

Hey guys! I just joined and I'm happy to be here.

Hopefully I can post frequently here!

I'm a female gamer and have been gaming since I was about six. I'm actually thinking about making a funny video game review site. Any tips?

Looking forward to it!

THE BLOG... IT'S ALIVEEEEEEE!!! --> http://funnygamereviews.com/

#2 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Welcome to the forums duder! (I don't know if duder has a female equivalent or not)

If you want to start reviewing games, my advice would be just to write some up and post them to your blog/on the forums here.

#3 Posted by Galiant (2179 posts) -

Welcome to the site! Now someone link that Video Thing...

#4 Posted by elcalavera (341 posts) -

Get out while you can!! (Just kidding, welcome.)

#5 Posted by Commisar123 (1790 posts) -

@Galiant said:

Welcome to the site! Now someone link that Video Thing...

done

#6 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

I shall anticipate reading your funny game reviews.

#7 Posted by Poppy_Persona (150 posts) -

Hi Welcome ! Good luck with the reviews.

#8 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

Welcome to the forums duder! (I don't know if duder has a female equivalent or not)

Dudete.

@funnygamereviews: Welcome to GiantBomb.com.

#9 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Get yourself an avatar.

But lone girl gamer?

#10 Posted by Nightriff (4915 posts) -

Welcome, GB is my favorite website and I'm glad to see new people are coming around to it

#11 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2450 posts) -

Welcome to Giant Bomb! You should get an avatar!

#12 Edited by SpaceRunaway (845 posts) -

@Hizang:

Dudette is already the feminine version of Dude, shouldn't it be Duderette?

'

#13 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

HAI THERE

#14 Edited by JackSukeru (5904 posts) -

/Cynicism off

Hi! I like your grammar. Get an avatar, then put a santa hat on it.

Have Batman!

#15 Posted by OtakuGamer (1224 posts) -

Welcome to Giant Bomb.

#16 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

I used to be a new member like you, but then I took an arrow in the knee.

#17 Posted by Maajin (1052 posts) -

@imsh_pl: GODDAMMIT!

#18 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -

Welcome to Giant Bomb. It's a videogame, about websites!

#19 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -
@Maajin said:

@imsh_pl: GODDAMMIT!

Let me guess: someone stole your sweetroll.
#20 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

Hey there, welcome to GB! :)

#21 Posted by Rudyftw (554 posts) -

@yoshimitz707 said:

Welcome to Giant Bomb! You should get an avatar!

........said the chocolate pudding!

#22 Posted by Slag (4016 posts) -

@funnygamereviews said:

Hey guys! I just joined and I'm happy to be here.

Hopefully I can post frequently here!

I'm a female gamer and have been gaming since I was about six. I'm actually thinking about making a funny video game review site. Any tips?

Looking forward to it!

Hi and welcome!

my basic advice is to not overthink and just start doing it. It's very cheap and easy to start a blog, which can function as your site. If you want to you can even just use the giantbomb platform of blogs and reviews to test to see if you think you are going to want to really do this.

The more you'll do the better you'll get and you'll find out whether you like it enough to keep doing it (if you are doing it to get feedback/recognition from the peeps you probably won't last ass it's extremely hard to get noticed on your own out there).

Keep in mind it takes a good while to get good at any craft including video game reviews. For most people it can take ~10,000 hours or so to become really good at any craft, or so the latest thinking on the matter says.

In any event if you overthink what you are doing(like I tend to do) you may never get started. Accept it's not going to be perfect when you first get going and strive to have fun and get better with each review.

Other than that I'd consider picking a different name for your site. yes "funny game reviews" is what you are trying to do, but in my experience dealing with people they generally react negatively to being told how they are supposed to feel about something. Let other people call your site funny and give yourself some breathing room by having a more neutral name (especially if you aren't funny as you and your friends think you are at first). Your potential fans will more likely believe their friends telling them your site is funny, than you telling them your site is funny.

Giantbomb.com is a perfect example in my mind of this. Yes it's generally pretty darn amusing, but they don't feel the need to tell people their quicklooks are funny, they just let people see that they are.

anyway hope that helps and best of luck to you!

#23 Posted by Kazona (3059 posts) -

Welcome to Giant Bomb. Don't let Claude or Video_Game_King intimidate you. They have big mouths, but underneath they are big ol' teddy bears.

#24 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2450 posts) -
@Rudyftw

@yoshimitz707 said:

Welcome to Giant Bomb! You should get an avatar!

........said the chocolate pudding!

I will stab you.
#25 Posted by Xeiphyer (5596 posts) -
@funnygamereviews: Welcome to the site! You should grab an avatar, and then photoshop a santa hat onto it! Its what everyone does here during christmas for fun.
 
There's a thread if you need help photoshopping it together as well =P
#26 Posted by MikkaQ (10268 posts) -

@SpaceRunaway said:

@Hizang:

Dudette is already the feminine version of Dude, shouldn't it be Duderette?

'

Maybe if you aren't into the whole brevity thing.

#27 Posted by Rudyftw (554 posts) -

@yoshimitz707 said:

@Rudyftw

@yoshimitz707 said:

Welcome to Giant Bomb! You should get an avatar!

........said the chocolate pudding!

I will stab you.

I feel like we have a thing now.

#28 Posted by awesomeusername (4154 posts) -

NO! GIRLS AREN'T ALLOWED HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#29 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

HI IM A MALE GAMER CAN WE BE FRIENDS THANKS BYE

-Dovetron

#30 Posted by SpaceRunaway (845 posts) -

@MikkaQ:

Actually, maybe it's for the best that gender specific titles aren't used.

@funnygamereviews:

Also, I don't want it to look like I'm rooting for your failure, but given your username if you ultimately didn't make any funny video game reviews I would find that really funny.

#31 Posted by Neferon (262 posts) -

Hi, welcome to the site!

#32 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@Hizang said:

@Ravenlight said:

Welcome to the forums duder! (I don't know if duder has a female equivalent or not)

Dudete.

If you want to talk semantics, it should technically be "dudess."

#33 Posted by Aas (603 posts) -

I feel like "duder" is gender neutral.

Online
#34 Posted by JackSukeru (5904 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

@Hizang said:

@Ravenlight said:

Welcome to the forums duder! (I don't know if duder has a female equivalent or not)

Dudete.

If you want to talk semantics, it should technically be "dudess."

There's no R in that one though.

Detter?

#35 Posted by 71Ranchero (2675 posts) -

Old member saying hello!

#36 Posted by natetodamax (19171 posts) -

Old Member Saying Hi!

#37 Posted by Winternet (8006 posts) -

Welcome totally-not-a-bot-from-EA-or-Activision

#38 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5380 posts) -

@imsh_pl said:

I used to be a new member like you, but then I took an arrow in the knee.

That seems to be pretty common.

#39 Posted by Village_Guy (2495 posts) -

Well hello there, hope you enjoy your stay and make it out in one piece...

Just remember! If all else fails...

Fake your own death.

#40 Posted by Twinsun (468 posts) -

A funny videogame site? Whats that all about?

#41 Posted by coakroach (2488 posts) -

YOU ARE NOT PREPAAAAAAAAARED

#42 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

Now you're trapped.

You can never go back.

#43 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2450 posts) -
@Rudyftw

@yoshimitz707 said:

@Rudyftw

@yoshimitz707 said:

Welcome to Giant Bomb! You should get an avatar!

........said the chocolate pudding!

I will stab you.

I feel like we have a thing now.

A stabbing thing.
#44 Posted by Blannir (243 posts) -

Welcome to the club.

#45 Edited by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

Hola. Welcome to the forums. Watch out for the dragons flying around.

#46 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

Welcome to Giant Bomb! I suggest blogging/writing reviews and posting in the forums often if you want to gain a large presence. Basically, take after Claude and Video_Game_King.

#47 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

@zombiebigfoot said:

Hola. Welcome to the forums. Watch out for the dragons flying around.

Flying backwards, please.

#48 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

@mosdl said:

@zombiebigfoot said:

Hola. Welcome to the forums. Watch out for the dragons flying around.

Flying backwards, please.

Nay, reverse 180-degree corkscrew.

#49 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

@zombiebigfoot said:

Nay, reverse 180-degree corkscrew.

While doing barrel rolls?

#50 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

@mosdl said:

@zombiebigfoot said:

Nay, reverse 180-degree corkscrew.

While doing barrel rolls?

And reality-bending backflips.