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Topic # 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.

 

I used to like Zero Punctuation but actually it got boring, so I quit it.


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  Reply # 1533517 15-Apr-2016 12:54
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I use

 

youtube.com [insert game name here]

 

and steam reviews


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

 

http://www.metacritic.com/game

 

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


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  Reply # 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: https://www.youtube.com/user/AngryJoeShow

 

TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit: https://www.youtube.com/user/TotalHalibut

 

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

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheEscapistMagazine


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