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#1 Posted by Deathstriker (342 posts) -

I'm curious what GB fans think of certain other gaming sites, so in one word say your first thought or overall impression of Giantbomb, Polygon, Gamespot, IGN, Gametrailers, and Kotaku.

Giantbomb: Quirky

Polygon: Sophisticated

Gamespot: Commercial

IGN: Bro

Gametrailers: Effortless

Kotaku: Redundant

#2 Posted by Coafi (1494 posts) -

Giantbomb: Bombastic.

Polygon: Good.

Gamespot: Alright.

IGN: Meh.

Gametrailers: Meh.

Kotaku: ...What?

#3 Posted by Veektarius (5067 posts) -

Jabberwocky

#4 Posted by Nightriff (5487 posts) -

GB - Perfect

IGN - Ugh

Gamespot - Shit

Kotaku - Nope

Polygon - Underachieving

Joystiq - Sure

GameBomb - Rivals

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#5 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7098 posts) -

Giant Bomb: 100%

Polygon: McElroy.

Gamespot: Danny.

IGN: Girls.

Gametrailers: Doritos.

Kotaku: Click.

#6 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4713 posts) -

Most of them: Antiquated

#7 Posted by Kidavenger (3642 posts) -

Giantbomb: cool

Polygon: scam

Gamespot: dull

IGN: old

Gametrailers: who?

Kotaku: paparazzi

Giantbomb is the only site I go to for videogames, it used to be IGN but Giantbomb is really the only site I've ever cared about which is kind of crazy to say.

#8 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4987 posts) -

Infuriating.

#9 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Two things.

Giantbomb is best.

Fuck Kotaku.

That is all.

#10 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5146 posts) -

Fuckallvideogames

#11 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4713 posts) -
#12 Posted by Deathstriker (342 posts) -

@kidavenger said:

Giantbomb: cool

Polygon: scam

Gamespot: dull

IGN: old

Gametrailers: who?

Kotaku: paparazzi

Giantbomb is the only site I go to for videogames, it used to be IGN but Giantbomb is really the only site I've ever cared about which is kind of crazy to say.

lol, I'm curious why you think Polygon is a scam. I get someone not liking a site.. but a scam?

#13 Posted by CaLe (4072 posts) -

Giant Bomb: Family (仲間達)

Polygon: Classy... (上品ぶる)

GameSpot: Unwieldy (ややこしい)

IGN: Commercialism (商業主義)

GameTrailers: Pachter (パクター)

Kotaku: 下種

I cheat your rule but is OK. Other language word more fit it.

#14 Posted by Rick_Fingers (523 posts) -

Turgid.

#15 Posted by SmilingPig (1341 posts) -

Giantbomb: Not really videogame site more like a "wish I had friends like that" site.

Kotaku: Too much stuff, I can't keep up.

Polygon: Tries too hard for its own good.

Gamespot: Target audience age 12 to 18 and I am 34.

IGN: Where desperate teens go to masturbate.

#16 Posted by Video_Game_King (36271 posts) -

What a weird format. Nonetheless:

Giant Bomb: Community.

Polygon: Unvisited.

GameSpot: Dread.

IGN: Bleh.

Gametrailers: Puns.

Kotaku: Yellow.

#17 Posted by thatdutchguy (1283 posts) -

Nope.

#18 Posted by Hawkerace (286 posts) -

GB - okay

IGN - BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Gamespot - Desperate

Kotaku - Feminism

Polygon - Farts

Joystiq - Still?

GameBomb - Communism

#19 Posted by believer258 (12310 posts) -

Giantbomb: Awesome.

IGN and Gamespot: ...whatever.

Escapist: Zero Punctuation.

Everywhere else: Haven't visited enough to come up with an opinion of.

#20 Edited by BigJeffrey (5164 posts) -

Giantbomb: SHILLZ

Polygon: SHILLZ

Gamespot: SHILLZ

IGN: SHILLZ

Gametrailers: SHILLZ

Kotaku: SHILLZ

#21 Posted by Fredchuckdave (6288 posts) -

Suspicious usage of more than one word in this thread. Dumb

#22 Edited by Baltimore (283 posts) -

Giantbomb: Durger

Polygon: Contrived

Gamespot: Stuck

IGN: Diseased

Gametrailers: Advertisments

Kotaku: Meh

Joystiq: *Shrug*

#23 Edited by Animasta (14745 posts) -

Giant Bomb - radical

RPS - (charmingly) pretentious

Eurogamer - European

Gamespot - decent

#24 Posted by Kidavenger (3642 posts) -

@kidavenger said:

Giantbomb: cool

Polygon: scam

Gamespot: dull

IGN: old

Gametrailers: who?

Kotaku: paparazzi

Giantbomb is the only site I go to for videogames, it used to be IGN but Giantbomb is really the only site I've ever cared about which is kind of crazy to say.

lol, I'm curious why you think Polygon is a scam. I get someone not liking a site.. but a scam?

They have been at the center of most of the big review score fiascoes that have happened since their site launched (Diablo 3/Sim City/The Last of Us) and they seem to have a strong bias towards Xbox over Playstation. They are the first site I think of whenever the subject of paid reviews comes up.

#25 Edited by NMC2008 (1237 posts) -

Giantbomb: YES!!

Polygon: Who?

Gamespot: E3!!

IGN: Chobots!

Gametrailers: Gurtsmann

Kotaku: Nope

Joystiq: What?

#26 Posted by SuperSolidSnake2019 (70 posts) -

ERROR

#27 Posted by jimmyfenix (3753 posts) -

am i the only one who prefers Gamespot UK instead of gamespot US ? The UK site has that giantbomb charisma which the US site has lost.

PS i want to see more danny appearances in giantbomb videos

#28 Posted by Aetheldod (3788 posts) -

Giantbomb: Best

Polygon: magazine

Gamespot: Clusterfuck

IGN: Videos

Gametrailers: ?

Kotaku: Bait

#29 Edited by PoToSkull (112 posts) -

Why do people not like Kotaku? Not defending, just curious. Anyone have specific examples on what gets them so much hate?

#30 Posted by MocBucket62 (1274 posts) -

Giant Bomb: Greatest

Polygon: Pink

Gamespot: Money (Not in a good way)

IGN: Shooters

Gametrailers: Videos

Kotaku: Mess

Others I want to throw in here: Destructoid: Raunchy

Videogamer: British

Rev3Games (If that counts): Sessler

#31 Posted by SuperJoe (909 posts) -

ostensibly

#32 Posted by Irvandus (2937 posts) -

Giantbomb: Favorite

Polygon: Redesign (I would read it more but I just can't stand the sites lay out.)

Gamespot: Eh.

IGN: Weird

Kotaku: Embarrassing

Gametrailers: Nothing

#33 Posted by LackingSaint (1872 posts) -

I don't follow gaming sites, I follow my heart.

#34 Posted by BaneFireLord (2969 posts) -

Giant Bomb: Duuuuuuuuumb

Kotaku: Tabloid

Gamespot: Has-been

Polygon: Pretentious

IGN: Soulless

Penny Arcade: Detached

Eurogamer: European

#35 Posted by Fredchuckdave (6288 posts) -
#36 Posted by DarthOrange (3921 posts) -

Giantbomb: Ha!

LaserTime: Nostalgia

IGN: Everything

Polygon: Interviews

Gametrailers: Spike

Gamespot: Ewwww

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#37 Edited by JasonR86 (9739 posts) -

IGN: fine

Polygon: news

Gameinformer: fun

Giantbomb: home

#38 Posted by StarvingGamer (8603 posts) -

Giantbomb: Yep

Everyone else: Nope

#39 Posted by Patman99 (1633 posts) -
#40 Posted by WickedFather (1733 posts) -

Classic Game Room: Neontastica.

#41 Posted by MikkaQ (10346 posts) -

Content.

#42 Posted by Angouri (233 posts) -

GB: YES

Eurogamer/Digital Foundry: YES

Joystiq: punny...?

Kotaku: jurnalizm

Gametrailers: Keighley.

Polygon: ugh...

Destructoid: gross.

Escapist: Yahtzee!

IGN/Gamestop: no.

#43 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4928 posts) -

Giantbomb: Personality

Polygon: Hipster

Gamespot: Classic

IGN: Highschool

Gametrailers: Effortless

Destructoid: Misjudged

Joystiq: Avoid [the fucking comments section]

Kotaku: Boobs

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#44 Posted by AlisterCat (5786 posts) -

Other than Giant Bomb, boring.

#45 Posted by Ekami (270 posts) -

this is like the console wars but for an even stupider thing

#46 Edited by Reisz (1545 posts) -

Giant Bomb: Trust

Polygon: Designer

Gametrailers: Facebook

NeoGAF: Flames

Destructoid: Zine

IGN: Advertise

Gamespot: Gamestop

Gameinformer: Covers

Rockpapershotgun: Crumpets

#47 Edited by Clonedzero (4196 posts) -

Redundant

#48 Posted by masterpaperlink (1882 posts) -

parasitic

#49 Posted by Irishmarkerhead (41 posts) -

This thread: Dumb.

@ekami said:

this is like the console wars but for an even stupider thing

#50 Edited by fuzzypumpkin (389 posts) -

GiantBomb: Necessity

Gamespot: Good

IGN: Passable