Future Plans of huge gaming site.... looking for help!
Hi I'm planing makign gamingsite err I dont know php/mysql well so kinda makes em gimped ... But I though maybe partner somone whos got free times on there hands help me out I cant pay you really I could offer you some hosting or give you lots credit to maybe your design site or hosting company and advertise... I wanted use http://gamingtown.net and actualy use this nice domain make nice gaming site db with all things needed like other sites..
if not that maybe smaller scale site thats for mmorpg's only could keep better covrage and great info for it.. be nice get some help....
I don't want to burst your bubble, but you're gonna need a lot of cash to compete against the big boys. GameSpy, GameSpot, IGN, etc. The small sites just aren't worth the effort.
Consider this. If the source of your future content is from any of these other sites, then don't even bother with it. A lot of small sites out there just steal the content from the big boys and throw up a bunch of affiliate ads hoping someone will pre-order a couple games from them.
If you really want to build a game site, concentrate on a single game that is popular, or will be popular for a long time. Build a forum to get repeat visitors, and go from there.
I agree as gaming sites are pretty competitive and I normally go to gamespot, but if you want to tackle it try a forum to start off and slowly get new features and articles and so on to bring more to the site and you might be able to get a good attempt at a top gaming site.
Dedicatedwoman, I might be able to help you with this in an indirect sort of way. I do not really want to explain it here but PM me if you are interested. Have a very big project ( I guess) launching that might suit you and/or your site.
Drop me a PM or mail to james /at/ warofthering /dot/ net if you are interested.
Make a Utopia site or something, or Halo would be good, but I am not into Halo. Try and get a really popular game that is on every system, for example Doom although I don't know about it being very popular, but there are versions for all sorts of game systems.
There are already many Halo sites so that may not be a good game to feature.