New Poll – Where Should I be Getting my News and Reviews From?

May 13th, 2008

elite beat agents screamAs I’d mentioned previously in this post, I am unhappy with what I am getting from IGN in terms of both news and reviews. Too often I spot suspicious content, whether it be the checkbox styled reviews (Wii Fit, Boom Blox) or just news, reviews and previews that just don’t feel right (Nitrobike among others). I suspect that a few of these article are paid content and it’s starting to really frustrate me.

So with this I have been on the hunt for a new authority figure to tell me what is going on in the world of gaming. My problem is that I have been reading IGN for a few years now and I don’t really know where I should go next. I have already subscribed to the 1UP network feeds but I fear that they may not be a comprehensive as I’d like. Then again I could munch into gaming’s favourite junk food; Kotaku but yeah…I don’t really like their style of writing.

This is where I cry out to you; my readers. Please show me the light.

I have selected a few default sites and put them into a site poll. When selecting my options I realized that I am gonna have to cut it with one of the big wig sites. So please vote and help me make up my mind, the poll is on the right hand side of the navigation menu. I have also allowed an ‘other’ option and if you select this then please tell me what it is by either commenting in this post or sending me an email.

Of course, if you would like to elaborate on your selection I’d love to hear it. So let me know just below or send me an email. 🙂

  • Contendo

    Crispy Gamer is the way to go my friend. Totally independent. Quite a new fresh site with a great philosophy. No numeric review score for these guys.

  • GameSeekr is an independent site aggregating a lot of game related information. You can sign up and write your own posts for any game.

    I think the only way you can get unbiased reviews is by having users contribute – more user generated content and less editorial.

  • Thanks guys, I’ll take a look.

  • Kombo.com is great for reviews, but I may be just a little biased…

  • Dan

    Eurogamer (http://www.eurogamer.net/) is pretty good. But generally if I want to know if a game is good or not I’ll look for a thread on the somethingawful games forum. (http://forums.somethingawful.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=44)

  • Those two sites are good suggestions actually I have read good articles on both of those. I hope Kombo have added an RSS feed though because years ago I was planning on subscribing to the AMN game sites but unfortunately they had no feed. Which was a real bummer.

    I will check out all of these sites sometime today hopefully.

  • Splitterside

    Ther is always Gamespot, although very similar to IGN I’ve found them to be fairly unbias.