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Do you think your Mod DB username would look quite stylish with a dot next to it? How would you like to write for an online gaming website that is viewed by tens of thousands of people every month? Does the concept of writing at least three pages of solid text every month sound easy to you?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then you may be just what we are looking for on Mod Database's feature writing staff!

While the people that currently write for us are a dedicated and hardcore group of people, there are just way too many mods out there for us to cover. For every one mod we review and draw attention to, three or four others slip through the cracks! So, we are looking to expand, and we want you to help!

So, if you fancy yourself a writer, here's the deal:

Send an application to Joe@moddb.com. I'm not looking for a written resume, but a bit of professionalism is encouraged. Try to catch my attention, if you can. Writing samples are a must, but copy them into the email, because I won't open attachments. I can't promise anything, but I'll try to respond to everyone who submits something with a bit of feedback, so you aren't kept in the dark about things.

And finally, while I don't have any specifications about who we hire, I am definitely looking for someone to cover real time strategy game mods. If that sounds like your cup of tea, mention it!

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Power-Mad
Power-Mad

It took to long for my reply, I had an unexpected trip to make, and was gone a while, check your email.

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Natace25
Natace25

Good stuff!

This may be a silly question, but what do we as writers get out of working for you?

Do we get paid? Because I can write reviews, previews about games, but If I'm not getting paid for it...I wouldnt even bother.

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NuclearFriend
NuclearFriend

Beautiful display of community spirit right there...

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JoeX111 Author
JoeX111

It said what you would get in my original post, but it got cut down for size.

No, there is no pay for staff positions at the moment. But if you can secure deals with companies, which we have in the past, you can get free review copies of some games. And we can get you in to most gaming conventions, like E3 and GDC. But if you are looking for a regular salary, it's out of the question right now.

As far as deadlines go: I'm pretty flexible. I'll take applications whenever and am always looking to expand the staff. But if I get three solid applications in, I'm taking 'em!

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Wraiyth
Wraiyth

Can we get the dots for free, or by bribing someone in a high position?

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Varsity
Varsity

Bribes worked for me...

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Power-Mad
Power-Mad

Just hope there's not a big age limit or else I'm screwed.

Damn this 15 year old body!

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JoeX111 Author
JoeX111

Got your letter and already replied back.

In answer to your question: No, there isn't an age limit, but we do require that your writing show a high degree of maturity and maybe even professionalism.

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DolphinDude31
DolphinDude31

Is there any sort of deadline for entries? Because, while I've got 1 good mod review (for another site) under my belt, I'd like to whip up another one for the writing sample.
I'm hoping my writing is good enough...this seems like an excellent opportunity.

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MMD
MMD

:devil: :devil::devil: :devil:
Yes i want 2 help.

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DESTROYER
DESTROYER

the eyes scare me

D;

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methy
methy

I did this. It's all like fun and stuff. There, now all you awesome writers out there want to do it too, right?

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DolphinDude31
DolphinDude31

Sent my application in...no bribes or anything, just a short letter and 2 reviews I had written of mods. I think I did a pretty good job on them, and they were just about the best I could have done, anyway, so if I don't make it, I'm just not cut out for the job.

But I really do hope I make it!

Oh and, while we're on the subject of dots, what does the little line (like for DESTROYER) mean?

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rofl106
rofl106

But you would never just post random reviews people sent in if they were pretty good? Cuz i would love to write but definitely not like a i'm here when i'm home type of thing.

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Halloween4
Halloween4

I love to help but I don't think I could afford all the games you would need to be able to play & review all of these mods sorry. :cry:

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radarhead
radarhead

Sorry forgot to add a read reciept to my application, can you please confirm that you recieved it. My email has apparently been playing up, a few friends have claimed emails I have sent haven't arrived, they are all scum though, and are very capable of pointless lying, so who knows.
Thanks.

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