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Mock Reviewing? Is that a Thing?
Hi there! So, while most everyone was understandably losing their collective shite over the AC: Unity debacle this past December, I kept hearing rumblings about Mock Reviewers and companies that are essentially hired by gaming companies to give them feedback on their games and so on.
Is this like...a real thing, or a small thing that was blown out of proportion, because it sounds awesome?
I've been writing about games for years and have...hundreds of reviews written, a degree, and references up the Animus. I google it and get all sorts of weird results and nothing really concrete. What is the technical term for the person who writes a review / report on a game's positives and negatives prior to release to help out the PR company? Would I be better suited looking at PR companies, in-house devs, or game-consulation firms?
And is this a thing where they want folks with a degree in game developments despite the gig being about reporting on the 'consumer experience'?
Not sure if this made sense, just wanted to write it down and ask before I forgot to bring it up!