One of the most frustrating things about trying to break into gaming journalism is finding an audience. GameSkinny.com is a new gaming website that strives to bridge the gap between the writer and an audience Whether you’re a newbie, an established freelancer looking for extra exposure, or a just gaming news junkie, here’s how GameSkinny can help you out.
GameSkinny has a team of editors who provide feedback on articles submitted. Feedback isn’t generic, either. It’s detailed and provides suggestions on how the article could be improved. Having an editorial team helps GameSkinny stand apart from other websites, as many of them either give confusing feedback or none at all. For general advice, there’s plenty of articles focusing on writing tips on the site. Another helpful aspect is the ability to track how many views and comments are received once published
Since GameSkinny’s tagline is “obscurity sucks,” it’s no surprise they frequently use social media to promote articles. If an article is picked for a feature on GameSkinny, it has the potential to reach a wide audience. In fact, Senior Editor Amy White informed me they recently had Sony Online Entertainment retweet a review of “PayDay: The Heist” that was published on the site. They frequently post articles to Facebook as well.
Variety of topics
Whether you’re a writer or a reader, GameSkinny covers a wide variety of gaming topics, such as news, culture, and reviews. The “browse” section of the website features the most popular tags and games being written about. The page also has links to every major platform and genre, making it easy to find articles about them.
GameSkinny.com has only been out of beta for about a month, but the website shows great promise, especially to gaming writers looking for an auidence. It’s backed by Guild Launch, an online gaming community with over three million registered users.