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Just wondering if there were any good forums and reviews sites for video games. Proper ones including indie titles?

BTW I dont mean IGN, thats just rubbish
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I don't know of any I would call good. Gamespot, IGN, etc. and their ilk seem to overrate games, especially blockbuster titles. I tend to read user reviews more than anything (like Metacritic or OCN).
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Originally Posted by GoneTomorrow View Post

I don't know of any I would call good. Gamespot, IGN, etc. and their ilk seem to overrate games, especially blockbuster titles. I tend to read user reviews more than anything (like Metacritic or OCN).
yea thats the problem, i would want honest end user reviews.

perhaps youtube is the best place to watch a play though thinking about it.
post #4 of 10
Blistered Thumbs is a good starting point.
GiantBomb isnt bad at all either.

BT was started by AngryJoe, and a bunch of guys from TGWTG.
They have good, honest reviews, and a pretty thriving community.
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PCGamer and kotaku are decent, better than every other big site in my opinion. Though I agree, watch gameplay on youtube to give you a better impression of the game. Not enough games have demos.
Edited by boredgunner - 6/7/13 at 5:18pm
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Blistered Thumbs is a good starting point.
GiantBomb isnt bad at all either.

BT was started by AngryJoe, and a bunch of guys from TGWTG.
They have good, honest reviews, and a pretty thriving community.

nice will check it out.

saw the angry joe xbox rant lol was amazing

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Originally Posted by boredgunner View Post

PCGamer and kotaku are decent, better than every other big site in my opinion. GND-Tech has some of the best game reviews, but only very few. Though I agree, watch gameplay on youtube to give you a better impression of the game. Not enough games have demos.

Yea Kotaku is ok but a bit too commercialized
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I think no matter which review site you're looking at, actually reading through the whole review, evaluating their criticisms for yourself, really helps. Funny story: When I was shopping around for cell phones, I considered a Windows Phone. I read a review that gave it a low score, and they highlighted a number of aspects of WP they didn't like; specifically, that they were used to Android and didn't want to try a new paradigm.
Suffice to say, I am now using my second Windows Phone.
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Rock Paper Shotgun
Polygon
Destructoid
GiantBomb
Penny Arcade Report

All very reputable and more "grown" up sites... than the likes of Kotaku and the usual crap like IGN and GS. thumb.gif
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Forgot about Rock Paper Shotgun, of the more well-known sites, RPS is one of the better ones. There's also GND-Tech, which has some of the best game reviews I've seen and they've done a number of indie titles, but they don't have that many game reviews overall.
Edited by boredgunner - 6/7/13 at 5:19pm
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