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#195318 15-Apr-2016 12:35
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Hi There!


Free or Paid, what game review sites do you currently frequent? Ideally one with timely video reviews often.


I am currently mostly on IGN since Game Trailers bit the dust.


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  #1533517 15-Apr-2016 12:54
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I use [insert game name here]


and steam reviews

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  #1533520 15-Apr-2016 13:05
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GiantBomb is pretty decent, but yeah, YouTube tends to be the main contender.

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  #1533528 15-Apr-2016 13:08
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Yep, as above. Generally reviews don't make too much of an impact on my buying decision unless it's a truly terrible game. But I find Youtube great, and can quickly jump between multiple videos to get a good idea of what a game is about.


I sometimes check out videos from boogie2988 or angryjoeshow to name a couple of examples.

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  #1533608 15-Apr-2016 15:52
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You might like to have a look at this:


It's an aggregation site and from there you can dig into individual reviews. 

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  #1535148 18-Apr-2016 18:43
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The mainstream gaming web sites sites are mostly shills for the publishers that pay their advertising revenue, I have little faith in their objectivity these days.


There are loads of good independent reviewers on youtube though, AngryJoe and TotalBiscuit are two of my favourites:


Angry Joe:


TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit:


..and if you want the super cynical version there's Escapist Zero Punctuation

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