Another amazing idea......the random generator

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Jajoseip1
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Another amazing idea......the random generator

Postby Jajoseip1 » November 20th, 2012, 10:45 am

Ok,i have another idea,what do you think of a random game generator?
It selects you a random game from a random platform or maybe you could select the platform and then it generates you a random game...........I think both ideas would be great....but the second would be too much difficult to do...........

Oltobaz1
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Another amazing idea......the random generator

Postby Oltobaz1 » November 20th, 2012, 12:13 pm

I'm not sure I see the point. Am I missing something?

Jajoseip1
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Another amazing idea......the random generator

Postby Jajoseip1 » November 20th, 2012, 12:39 pm

I understand your point,maybe it does't seem useful to you,no problem but i think maybe one don't know what to chose and the random generator decides for them........
You know,for laziness.........

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Another amazing idea......the random generator

Postby ActRaiser1 » November 20th, 2012, 1:26 pm

Hmm, this could make for a fun app on iOS or Android...Find a review for a random game.  To clarify, the game name itself isn't valuable.  Finding a review for a random game is valuable, which would lead you to check it out on ebay/amazon/ etc.

It's goofy but isn't that what most apps are for, to waste time?

I can see the value in it.  It might be fun to see what comes up.

Jajoseip1
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Another amazing idea......the random generator

Postby Jajoseip1 » November 20th, 2012, 2:42 pm

It's not a bad idea but we have to see what relation has the video game critic with the app store and this apps phenomenon...............
Speaking of that,i'm full of worthless and useless apps in my ipod touch

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Another amazing idea......the random generator

Postby VideoGameCritic » November 20th, 2012, 9:26 pm

Could this be the equivalent of the "I'm feeling lucky" button on the Google search page?
Might be an interesting feature.  What do you guys think?

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Another amazing idea......the random generator

Postby Leo1 » November 20th, 2012, 9:30 pm

Why not highlight a "Game of the Day" that's generated each day automatically when you don't release a new review? I think that take on your idea would see the most use and would help bring attention to your older reviews. 

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Another amazing idea......the random generator

Postby Marriott_Guy1 » November 21st, 2012, 7:57 am

[QUOTE=Leo]Why not highlight a "Game of the Day" that's generated each day automatically when you don't release a new review? I think that take on your idea would see the most use and would help bring attention to your older reviews. [/QUOTE]

I like Leo's suggestion on this, but I think you might as well do it everyday and have it listed on the sidebar (below the 'VGC News').  "Game of the Day" could simply have the title, followed by the platform, screenshot and an excerpt of the review with a 'Read more..." at the end.  See the attached for a quick example (low resolution GIF).

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Another amazing idea......the random generator

Postby VideoGameCritic » November 21st, 2012, 5:10 pm

I'm on it guys.  I think this will be the next "new feature".  
Thanks for the idea!!

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Another amazing idea......the random generator

Postby Marriott_Guy1 » November 22nd, 2012, 7:46 am

Another thought may be to also incorporate a 'Turd of the Day' since those reviews are some of your best (as has been mentioned before).  Using an If\Then function using ther grade field would make this easy to code.  Would you be using a date parameter as well to ensure that listed games would not be duplicate entries from reviews already listed under 'Latest Review' (i.e. if date < NOW-90 then do stuff).


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