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Postby Fallingtogrey » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:18 am

Those reviewers are crazy.
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Postby The Eva Monkey » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:49 am

For the well known ones, I like the following:

The Angry Video Game Nerd
http://www.youtube.com/user/JamesNintendoNerd

Classic Game Room
http://www.youtube.com/user/InecomCompany

Zero Punctuation
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation

And as far as the lesser known ones go, I like:

The Happy Video Game Nerd
http://www.youtube.com/user/lophatjello

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http://www.youtube.com/user/rinrygamegame
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Postby Allemann » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:01 am

[url]http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/[/url] is a good website if you're into retro gaming.

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Postby Tankred » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:11 am

I tend to read the reviews on GamesRadar.

http://www.gamesradar.com/uk/

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Postby arkiel » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:10 am

Destructoid, Jim Sterling specifically.
www.destructoid.com

They cover a lot of indie stuff, and their 8+/10 reviews have generally been spot on.

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Postby gatotsu911 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:18 pm

I tend to trust anyone from Eurogamer or Edge.

If you don't mind some rambling pretentiousness in your reviews, Action Button Dot Net might also be worth checking out. The reviews there tend to be hit-or-miss - some of them are just rambling, self-important bullshit, but others are extremely insightful. Many are both.
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Postby Stryker » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:56 pm

Don't follow IGN is all I can say. They're not very good.
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Postby Spud » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:08 pm

I tend to stay away from video game reviewers in general. If I do end up watching a review it will be strictly for gameplay. It's all opinion and I like to form my own.

Zero Punctuation is hilarious though.
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Postby KnightmareX13 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:51 pm

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Postby Spud » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:19 pm

View Original PostKnightmareX13 wrote:MW3!

I'm still using CoD 4 as a coaster, but now we're back to that whole opinions thing.

Actually the last CoD I actually enjoyed was World at War and from the reviews that I remember it didn't fare that well.
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Postby Tankred » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:13 pm

View Original PostStryker wrote:Don't follow IGN is all I can say. They're not very good.


Not very good is being nice to them.

IGN are the Rolling Stones magazine of the video gaming industry.

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Postby EvangelionFan » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:27 am

View Original PostTankred wrote:IGN are the Rolling Stones magazine of the video gaming industry.

Consider this a 'Fix': Rolling Stone magazine is good (at least in my country), however their site articles/reviews are generally average or abysmal. IGN is okay for news, but you should get your game reviews from somewhere else.

I recommend checking out out the Australian review programme Good Game. If you prefer reading print reviews, or something more comprehensive, I strongly recommend reading PC Powerplay.
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Postby Fazmotron » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:43 am

View Original PostEvangelionFan wrote:I recommend checking out out the Australian review programme Good Game.


Good Game got terrible after they got rid of Junglist and replaced him with a girl, and a robot.
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Postby Alaska Slim » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:44 am

PC Gamer, loyal subscriber since 2001, still have the 100th issue somewhere. They were a lot more fun when the Vede was around, but their reviews remain as keen as ever.

For online availability, there's always Rooster Teeth, though they're pretty much there for the obvious and general wackiness.
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Postby gatotsu911 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:53 am

View Original PostTankred wrote:IGN are the Rolling Stones magazine of the video gaming industry.

IGN is the Anime News Network of the gaming press. (That actually might be a bit hard on ANN.)

Personally, for news I go to Joystiq, Siliconera and NeoGAF; for opinions, I go to Eurogamer, Edge, NeoGAF, Metacritic, my friends, and occasionally the "NGJ Trifecta" (Insertcredit, Actionbutton and Selectbutton).
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Postby KingXanaduu » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:56 am

What's your guy's opinion of gametrailers reviews? And what about screwattack?
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Postby gatotsu911 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:00 am

IMO Gametrailers is okay, but nothing special; Screwattack is thoroughly lovable and occasionally hilarious, but I wouldn't exactly look to them for serious opinions or analysis.
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Postby KingXanaduu » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:02 am

View Original Postgatotsu911 wrote:IMO Gametrailers is okay, but nothing special; Screwattack is thoroughly lovable and occasionally hilarious, but I wouldn't exactly look to them for serious opinions or analysis.


For screwattack, I can agree with you. I find the Video Game Vault and their Top 10 lists hilarious! :toothy:
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Postby steve_stevenson » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:44 am

View Original Postgatotsu911 wrote:Eurogamer

Action Button Dot Net

those are the 2 sites I was going to mention

theres so much footage of every new release game on youtube these days, if I'm looking to buy a game I usually just watch that.

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Postby soul.assassin » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:51 am

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-x-button/2011-11-02

He puts in snide remarks whenever you roll the cursor over the pics.


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