Official Game Threads [OT]

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Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:01 pm

After consulting with the mods/admins, we decided to implement the creation of Official Game Threads as Phase 2 for our forum changes, which will be designated by the [OT] in the title. These game threads will be created near the launch of the game. The first post of the thread must contain info about the game. An example below :
The Last of US 2 [OT] The Story Continues <-- sample thread title

Developer: Naughty Cats
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
Release Date(s): April 9th, 2014 (NA), April 10th, 2014 (EU)
Price: $54.99 ($41.99 discount for PS+ in select regions)
Cross Buy Compatible: Buy it on PS4 or Vita, and get a copy of the game on the other platform for free
Cross Save Compatible: You can transfer save from the PS4 to the Vita and vice-versa

It is the story of Johnny, and is set in the frozen environment of Alaska, It is his story from being incarcerated from an Alaskan prison to his journey of redemption, and discovering more about the infected.

Johnny: The protagonist
Maria: The love interest

Multiplayer Details:
It is a 64 vs 64 , camp vs camp battle royale, where the victor gets the spoils of the enemy camp

IGN 10/10
Gamespot 10/10
Edge 10/10

IGN : "It is the best first year title on any platform ever"
Edge: "A story to be experience by everyone"

Q: How big is the digital copy
A: 35GB for the PS4, 4 GB for the Vita

Q: Are the trophies separated?
A: Yes

So you can see, it is a vast improvement to what we have now, if you notice our game threads are just basically announcement threads.

Q: Who can create these threads
A: Anyone who volunteers, we will be creating a Game Volunteer thread to those who wish to create an [OT]

Q: How does this fit to the new news = new thread policy
A: As long as the [OT] is not yet created, feel free to create a new thread if you feel that the game info is important enough, for example, these should be the ideal sequence of events :

Uncharted 4 for the PS4 announced at Gamescom <-- initial announcement thread, feel free to talk about it here
Uncharted 4 MP Detailed (128 vs 128) <-- now this is a major news info, we should not let this get buried in the announcement thread
Uncharted 4 is free to play, launch date is 4/4/14 <-- another major news

once the launch date approaches, hopefully someone has volunteered to make the [OT], he/she can use the info already discussed to make the [OT]

Uncharted 4 [OT] The Return of Drake <-- official game thread created, all other previous UC4 threads will now be locked

Q: What if no one wants to create an [OT] of a game
A: Then the previous game thread like the initial game announcement thread will live on and hopefully in the future someone will volunteer

That is it for now, feel free to ask more questions as I have to go for now :)

BTW we have not yet implemented this fully, we will just slowly roll out the changes until we, admin/mods decide on a specific date where we will not allow game threads like 'Metal Gear Solid VI' anymore
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Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:02 pm

this is space reserved for future FAQs
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