We don’t discuss review scores with publishers or developers prior to the review being published. Games reviewed will state how the game was played (console, PC) and how a copy was obtained (Developer, Owned, Rented.) Review scores are based on several factors including story, gameplay, graphics, audio and replay value, all of which are determined by the writer, and will create an average for the game’s total score. Review factors may change depending on if a factor is available, for example, a puzzle has no story mode so the reviewer may leave out the Story factor.
Our team can adjust its assessment of games and hardware over the life of those products, however these changes will always be explained and transparent. This is done completely at the discretion of our writers and editors.
GameItAll writers do not cover companies (1) in which they have a financial investment, (2) that have employed them previously or (3) employ the writer’s spouse, partner or someone else with whom the writer has a close relationship. If by any chance a writer has affiliations of prior employment experience that could represent a conflict of interest with their reporting, that information will be disclosed in context or footnotes of that piece.
We will sometimes report on Rumoured or Leaked information about video game, development, or features, which can come from various sources. We will list this information in the title as Rumours until such time that the developers/PR group can confirm or deny the information. Once we have confirmation, we will update with the proper information.
Anonymous sources must prove their identity to us in order to be cited in a story. We will protect the identity of our sources.
While we make every effort for stories to be completely accurate, in cases of inaccurate stories, they will be corrected but not removed.
We have advertisements on our site, and they are our main source of revenue. That being said, we will not accept money or other consideration from companies as a condition or incentive to write a review or story, whether favourable or unfavourable, on GameItAll. All reviews and other editorial material on the GameItAll site are based on our discretion, and not based on the desire of any company, advertiser or PR firm.
Our website and Podcasts may [also] contain affiliate marketing links, which means we may be paid commission on sales of those products or services we write about. Our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships.
PRODUCT SAMPLES FOR REVIEWS:
Companies may send games or other products or samples to our editors in order for our staff to review such samples and determine whether we will provide a review of the product. We do not accept any samples on any preconditions, such as, that we will agree to provide a review simply because the company sent us a sample. Please note that companies may provide these samples before the product is commercially available, in which case, we may agree to an embargo with the company or its PR firm. This means we agree not to publish the review or associated news until a given time.
Occasionally, we decide to review something which has not been provided to us by a company, in which case we will state that the game has been either purchased, rented or provided by the publisher/developer.