The Safehouse news tends to be press releases we’ve received and other topical information we’ve uncovered in the gaming industry via our web surfing prowess. We’re always on the look out for the scoop. We also utilize our most valuable asset—our community—as a veritable cornucopia of information. Topical news we pickup within our forums can be bumped into an official “news release” which graces our main page.
Safehouse news usually covers games, game developers, game personalities, proprietary Safehouse announcements, and other acquired information that meets our roguish niche.
Safehouse Articles are an outlet for our combined gaming experience to flex some creative and op-ed muscle. Our staff and our community write our articles on topics within our shared interests. These include: game reviews, “rogue” specific information and strategies, movie reviews, book reviews, software/hardware reviews, event reviews, exclusive interviews, and others.
I’ve got a great idea for an article, how do I go about getting it published at the Safehouse?
Write it up! The Safehouse was built by and for our community. Provided your article fits the Safehouse and is well written, you’ll be published.
Once written, submit it to the Safehouse staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) for our review, or you can directly submit it using our article manager. The Safehouse reserves the right to make editorial changes (i.e. proofing and content editing) to best promote the site.
All authors will get proper credit using their forum handle unless specified otherwise.
Do you promote/review anything in the gaming entertainment business?
Yes, and some! If you poke around our site you’ll find a heavy presence of gaming culture—not just “games.” This extends to web comics, animation, books, movies, etc. Some topics we’ve deemed as taboo, however. These include exploits, cheats, and secondary market promotion. Posts and articles on these topics will be locked, edited, and possibly deleted. If you are looking to promote your platinum selling site… keep surfing, you won’t be supported here.
Why does it appear certain games have greater exposure at the Safehouse than others?
Plain and simple—these games appeal to a majority of our community and the game developers make an effort of supplying us with information. We will always report on or promote a game provided the information is readily available and enough interest is generated by the Safehouse. When our members start a buzz, we respond in kind.
Is it possible to join the Safehouse staff as a writer?
By participating in our community, you already are, in effect. Nearly everything the staff writers do is already available to you.
Our staff is comprised from long time members who have taken a personal interest in the Safehouse community. The Safehouse doesn’t have a formal application process, and positions are normally filled on a personal invitation basis.
I work for a game developer or an associated business. How do I get exposure on the Safehouse?
Send us the info! Contact the Safehouse staff (email@example.com) with your press release, or ideas for getting a story on your project. Sometimes a simple interview may work better than a press release.