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Topic # 114321 15-Feb-2013 16:38 Send private message

Hi There!

What do you guys use for game reviews? I have used gamespot for years, and paid for the premier service which they have discontinued. Their reviews were quite slow coming and the community has become less active, though I do like the quality of the reviews (video) and the fact they are available to download rather than steam, in a variety of formats and resolutions.


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  Reply # 763157 15-Feb-2013 16:41 Send private message

I used to use gamespot (and a few others I forget off the top of my head) but these days I just hit metacritic and get a feel from there.

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  Reply # 763164 15-Feb-2013 16:51 Send private message

Ben "yahtzee" Croshaw's "Zero Punctuation" videos are also worth a laugh. He has a very unique manner of game review!

Beware though - very much R18 in terms of his language!

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



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  Reply # 763167 15-Feb-2013 17:00 Send private message

UncleArk: Ben "yahtzee" Croshaw's "Zero Punctuation" videos are also worth a laugh. He has a very unique manner of game review!

Beware though - very much R18 in terms of his language!

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


Yah I do already watch his stuff, recently it's been pretty rung out though, I think he is out of ideas. 

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  Reply # 763177 15-Feb-2013 17:19 Send private message

rock paper shotgun is by far the best for PC gaming opinion - or at least their opinion on games seems to be closest to mine. www.rockpapershotgun.com

For console - giantbomb.com or eurogamer.com

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  Reply # 763180 15-Feb-2013 17:50 Send private message

i quite like 1up they seem to give fair reviews

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  Reply # 763182 15-Feb-2013 18:02 Send private message

Metacritic for overall score, but I like rockpapershotguhn and ign is often good ( not ign Australia)

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  Reply # 763984 18-Feb-2013 09:20 Send private message

I third Metacritic.
I'm suspicious of most professional video-game journalists, as I think some are 'encouraged' by devs to give better reviews than they should.
I've bought games which were just plain shockers, but had glowing reviews D:

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  Reply # 763985 18-Feb-2013 09:27 Send private message

Yeah I go for Metacritic as well.

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  Reply # 763986 18-Feb-2013 09:29 Send private message

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  Reply # 766590 20-Feb-2013 17:14 Send private message

www.gametrailers.com is good I just found it, I enjoyed both the Crysis 3 and Revengance review.

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