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Old 02-07-2013, 03:10 AM   #1
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Default Where do you read/watch reviews?

Anyone know of a good place for reviews? Usually I just go to IGN/Gamespot. Both seem to be OK but sometimes they are very pedantic about pointing out flaws that aren't really flaws, or hyping up games that are mediocre.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:35 AM   #2
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Escapist is nice as well:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:20 AM   #3
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Default Re: Where do you read/watch reviews?

I check out IGN, Gamespot, gametrailers, game informer....metacritic.

On youtube I like to check out the reviews from Angry Joe, Ultimate Chance, Zeitgeist Reviews, Nerdy Netty, and Raychul Moore....by the way the last two are hot gamer chicks.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #4
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Default Re: Where do you read/watch reviews?

Giantbomb, GameInformer and Polygon are what I use. Giantbomb will usually give you a 30m-1h video reviews of them playing which are always hilarious and make me buy things I'm on the fence about.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:45 PM   #5
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Default Re: Where do you read/watch reviews?

Gamespot is generally where I go for reviews. They aren't quick to hand out high scores unless the game really deserves and don't work on a silly 7-10 scale like other places (IGN) do. If a big name game sucks, they'll give it a 6 or less.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:38 PM   #6
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Default Re: Where do you read/watch reviews?

IGN tends to give out scores to big releases that are a bit undeserving. I usually see what the metacritic score is and if it's above 80% I usually look into trying it out, if it's 65-80 range, I'll check IGN, Gamespot and Gameinformer. Lower than that I usually say f*** it unless it's a game I wanna play anyway
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:24 AM   #7
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Default Re: Where do you read/watch reviews?

I love Zero Punctuation because he hates pretty much everything, even the stuff he loves. I like this because I don't care if the reviewer likes the game or not so much as I want to see WHAT they like or not. And he really breaks it down extremely well. It's that case of a lover of video games who knows a bunch about them making reviews for others like him.

The ONLY problem is that it's one guy and he only reviews certain games so...
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:34 PM   #8
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Default Re: Where do you read/watch reviews?

Gamefaqs is the only site I go to for everything video game related. The other sites have too many ads and aren't laid out nicely like Gamefaqs is.
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Default Re: Where do you read/watch reviews?

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Gamefaqs is the only site I go to for everything video game related. The other sites have too many ads and aren't laid out nicely like Gamefaqs is.
Polygon, Gameinformer and Giantbomb are laid out better than Gamefaqs imo. Gamefaqs looks like a site I could make myself in 2000.
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Default Re: Where do you read/watch reviews?

A lot of games I have a good idea if I will buy it based on who it's made by and the type of game it is. I do like the Giantbomb quicklooks though, it's gotten me interested in a few titles I wouldn't have considered before. I don't really pay attention to any specific reviews, I'll usually see how the game is received by the gaming community as a whole.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:20 PM   #11
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Default Re: Where do you read/watch reviews?

giantbomb. and gamespy just hired matt rorie so i'm checking that out now

i dont look at actual reviews very often just need to see the game played and listen to it talked about

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