I let this happen to me at one point but I had to trim it down because I was really relying on them to do anything and I would get moody if I wasn't listening to something. When I figured out I couldn't go on like that, I just eliminated podcasts as such: if one regular voice on a podcast got on my nerves (arthur gies, gamers with jobs people, ign people cackling loudly about pizza and subs and doing imitiation old-tymey radio sounds before segments), or subjects (board games) I'd just throw that shit right out of the rotation. I'm good with one a day at this point.
EDIT: and no other sites regularly. Ocassionally if Polygon has a hot scoop, I'll read it, or if someone on 1up wrote a blog that interests me.
You know what, I can honestly relate to that. It can become some sort of weird addiction, one that needs a bit of explaining - unlike drugs, alcohol, etc.
The content of Giant Bomb is plenty enough as it is but I also check up on game reviews in Gamespot and Rev3 Games on Youtube because of Sess-Money.
GB is also the only site that I joined in for the community because it's fantastic.
Can't agree with you more my friend. Love coming here from the content to the community it's a pretty sweet place to be :)
RPS, PCGamer, and RPGFan are the only sites that I really go to other than GB on a regular basis. I sometimes poke around in Gamespy ever since Rorie was picked up. I lurk in RPGCodex occasionally, but I can only do it for about five minutes before the terrible people over there with their stupid fucking terminology give me a headache.
I do, however, listen to a ton of gaming podcasts.
Haha, PC Gaming ftw! Oh wow, I'm going to be completely honest here and admit that I didn't know that Rorie is over at GSpy, I'm going to have to check out his work there. :D Haha what type of terminology do they use?
I came here from Gamespot out of curiosity after Jeff's exodus, and just found it to be a much more personal, down-to-earth experience. And the community is the best I've seen from any gaming site, not that it doesn't have its drawbacks sometimes.
For awhile, I still went to Kotaku and 1UP a bit, and sometimes still go to Cinemassacre just to see what that idiot's doing, but I pretty much just stick to GB anymore.
Yeah definitely how I came across it. Listening to the Arrow Pointing Down podcast and checking out the beta WordPress lol. Haha it's also an excellent ace to fill up friends list - it made Most Wanted even better having a whole bunch of duders to race and compete with.
I get all I need to know about games from this site. I do spend quite some time watching Let's Plays on the Somethingawful.com forums though.
Let's Plays - video is definitely the way to go now,
None besides gamefaqs if I get stuck on something, I mostly come here for entertainment because I pretty much already know what games I'm going to like or not. It is nice to hear about problems in advance about them though and I feel the podcast and quick looks do a decent enough job for me.
The podcasts and QLs have personally replaced reviews for me for the most part.
I am subscribed to the RSS of Kotaku and Destructoid, mostly for the headlines.
I also visit occasionally The Escapist and Penny Arcade TV for video content.
What are your favourite videos from Penny Arcade? :D
I still peruse Gamespot pretty often, especially because the GamespotUK content is golden.
Man, that's twice I've seen GS UK come up! :P
I sometimes visit GameSpot as I have a few friends over there and enjoy reading the user reviews. But I don't really like the forums or community, System Wars is incredibly stupid and it's full of jerks, it's basically just a cess pool of people trying to cyber bully each other over liking different systems. Unfortunately System Wars is the only place people post there, every other part of the site is dead.
I also visit IGN, it has a good layout and I tend to like their reviews and articles. The forums are so-so. The Escapist is also another site I visit and it's excellent, especially if you like RPG's. But they don't really do reviews or get news that often.
Speaking from personal experience, posting on the GS forums was aways an easy way to get a whole bunch of unwarranted dickishness and hostility directed at you. I can only picture it being poison for anyone new signing up.
Despite their lack of reviews and news, The Escapist gets a lot of views - menas their original content is top notch.
GIANT BOMB NUMBER ONE WITH A BULLET, SON.
I also visit gametrailers, screwattack, gamespot... that's about it, aside from the occasional sensationalist kotaku article or zero punctuation episode.
NUMBER ONE IN EVERY CITTAAAAAAAAAAYYY!!
I follow many writers and journalists on twitter, and click on whichever stories catch my interest regardless of which site it's from and without prejudice. I have no loyalty to any site other than Giant Bomb, however.
Haha I follow them too, it wasn't until after a while that I realised that hey, these guys are just people they aren't always going to be posting games related stuff.
I mostly frequent here (have for a while but only a few weeks ago did I bother to register), Massively/Joystiq, Rock Paper Shotgun, Gather Your Party, Forbes, sometimes Polygon, and very rarely 1up. I wish 1up would update their PC section more often, if they did I'd probably go there more.
What attracts you to those sites? Is it their videos? News? Rants? :P
Other than Giant Bomb, Twitter is my primary gaming site at this point, though. I followed mostly games-industry people, so my feed is constantly sputtering with new articles from Leigh Alexander, Jim Sterling, Mattie Brice, Jenn Frank, and anything the Harmonix guys found interesting. I'm very site-agnostic, though I've found I generally don't like IGN for anything other than their kind-of-ridiculous lists.
Sweet, it's the approach that I (and our site) are using. It's an excellent way to stay informed and pick up on stuff not always covered by sites.
I found that and all the other media stuff they post feels too cluttered and annoying. It really takes away from their content.
Gamespot. Mostly for the UK stuff. I listen to the podcast semi regularly and Feedbackula is brilliant.
I've been visiting the Rev 3 stuff in the last year or so. It's cool that Adam Sessler has joined, but I thought I'd end up hating that Anthony, Tara and Max and I think they're pretty good.
IGN and Eurogamer for bits here and there.
GS UK again! Alright, they are now on my "these guys are cool" list! :D
Adam is definitely a personality who, despite being very media trained and stuff, is entertaining to watch!
I don't go anywhere else, which makes the few things I don't like about Giant Bomb seem all the worse: Mainly it's just one person that I can't stand anymore.
Ahh, fair enough. Do you feel that news and opinions should remain separate?
Destructoid and IGN are my favorite sites for news and articles about videogames.
I also like the Rev3 Games youtube channel.
What about their articles stand out to you? :)
This is the only Video Game forum i go to now. But as for news wise I always read Eurogamer avoiding comments all the time. Since I'm a Sony fan I read Playstatioinlifestyle.net. They seem to get really deep into detail about everything PlayStation. They have a lot of articles about rumors surrounding the PlayStation 4 a.k.a. Orbis. Sometimes I'll visit G4 for some news and see what Eurogamer missed.
This is the first time I've seen PS Lifestyle, will check it. Thanks for the tip! :D
Other than here I mostly go to Joystiq, Kotaku, and Polygon and that is just for the news stories mainly. Any other gaming site you might have heard of I might visit at some point but not daily.
If you were to visit another site, what would make you visit it daily? :)
I really only go to this site. Back in college, I was all over Gamespot, Kotaku, and IGN. But, I work and travel a lot, now. There is something nice about only going to one place that only seems to cover the news I actually care about.
So you prefer having just a couple of well researched and thought out articles a day instead a bombardment of tabloidy opinions masquerading as "news"? That's a dig against Kotaku btw. :P
Destructoid, PAR, Rock Paper Shotgun, and a bit of IGN, Gamespot and Siliconera.
What keeps you going to them again and again? :)