[04/02/2006] Okay, April Fools is out of the way, time for what you've all been waiting for: the contest! As promised, we took some of your suggestions (mainly from LuckyMelchior) and put a slight spin on them, though, in some cases, we made a few of them a bit less complicated.
Anyway, here are the rules and stuff:
Reviews: 5 points
Retroviews: 4 points
Reviewing a game that had no review before: +2 bonus points
Sorry, re-re(tro)views, spoof reviews, etc. will not be accepted for points.
Also, this should go without saying, but your submission needs to meet our standards and be accepted to get points.
To mix things up, judges will vote for the best reviews at the end of the month based on the week they were posted. Each week's winner will receive 5 bonus points and the best review of the month will get 10, so don't sacrifice quality over quantity or you're just hurting yourself. We will tally the winner up at the end of each month and let them select their prize. Admittedly, the prizes probably won't be as good as they were last time, but there's a lot less work involved and more chances to win.
If you haven't written a review for us before, you can get started here.
This week's April Fools update is here in case you missed it.