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#1 Posted by BillyTheKid (484 posts) -

This is not to bash someones favorite site and I really do not want you to flame other people over this. I am just saying that occasionally you will stumble across a site that at first you might enjoy and then end up hating.

For me this would be G4. When they first came out they were the best (in my eyes) in the industry. Since then they have gone down so hardcore it is not even funny. I wish them the best as they get into their casket. RIP G4

What is yours? (No N4G, Gamerevolution or that crap)

#2 Posted by Nightriff (4911 posts) -

IGN and Gamespot

#3 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (1944 posts) -

IGN. Even when I 'liked' the place it was pretty much all because of Scott Sharkey, and now it's just...

*shudder*

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#4 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

@BillyTheKid said:

What is yours? (No N4G, Gamerevolution or that crap)

Why are they exceptions?

#5 Posted by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

This one.

Nah I love you Giantbomb, in all seriousness though Gamespot, ugh I hate their layout. Hey, all of these websites may be bad but why not check out an amateur site getting it's bearings?

Verleta.net. Sign up, beat the rush!

#6 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2605 posts) -

Just Greg Miller

#7 Posted by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

IGN is just a parody of itself.

The Halo 4 review is the most ridiculous thing I have read in at least 2 weeks.

#8 Edited by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

Gamebomb.ru Who do they think they are? ( It wont let me link Russian sites )

#9 Posted by SMTDante89 (2545 posts) -

Kotaku for sure.

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#10 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

Kotaku. IGN is ok because they followed Lost back in the day

#11 Posted by YOU_DIED (702 posts) -

Kotaku

#12 Posted by ShinjiEx (624 posts) -

Giant Bomb

#13 Posted by ripelivejam (3528 posts) -

http://www.christian-gaming.com/

#14 Posted by RE_Player1 (7549 posts) -

I think Kotaku is a piece of shit.

#15 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2004 posts) -

rivalvideogamewebsite

It's the worst! Almost as bad as when gamebomb.ru stole Giant Bomb's web design.

#16 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

Definitely IGN. They are the worst.

#17 Posted by Deusx (1903 posts) -

Kotaku and The Escapist. I fucking want everyone who works on both sites to die... or loose their keys or something.

#18 Posted by beeftothetaco (420 posts) -

IGN and Kotaku.

#19 Posted by gelatinabomination (184 posts) -

@Deusx: If anyone ever asks why the escapist is an annoying website, you simply need to point them to the Escapist Forums episode of the F Plus podcast. It perfectly encapsulates what is wrong with that website.

#20 Posted by RPGee (759 posts) -

Polygon.com

Actually, they're just unproven. I would say IGN, which hasn't been good since Hillary Goldstein left.

Also, side-note: for some reason, I dislike the Penny Arcade Report suddenly doing reviews. It makes some sense, but it almost feels disingenuous, as if they not being a purely news/editorial site is a bad thing. I love the PAR, though, so that's just a little quibble.

#21 Posted by ThePickle (4153 posts) -

Giant Bomb. I refuse to endorse as a site that employs children.

And use them to indulge odd sexual fetishes.

But for realsies, I don't like Gamespot or IGN.

#22 Posted by face15 (1274 posts) -

You.

#23 Posted by CornBREDX (4793 posts) -

I was going to say none of them, but then someone mentioned The Escapist and I remembered I really cant stand that site anymore. It's become incredibly over run with ads and I almost never go there anymore.  
The content there was always lackluster and kind of hinged on it's shows (headlined by Yahtzee of course).  
I liked a few shows back when it was new (unforgotten realms was pretty good, that one weird one about video game characters breaking into the real world and causing chaos which I forget the name of was alright, and that one girl who sang songs about games was alright- that's about all I liked. Oh and Yahtzee was alright for a little but the shtick is old and there's not much else he can do with it for me, I don't have a problem with him though.) 
 
Ya, that's my answer. The Escapist.

#24 Posted by NTM (7264 posts) -

I don't really hate any of them 'cause on each of them I kind find something I appreciate, it's more like I just don't go to all of the places I know about that I could be going to. If you asked me which one I find the most annoying... I'd probably say IGN for the most part, but I wouldn't really say I can't stand them, or that I hate them, or that I even dislike them.

#25 Posted by aznjon12 (188 posts) -

Giantbo-I mean uhh IGN?

#26 Posted by TyCobb (1945 posts) -

GameSpot. I cannot stand that site anymore. Was a member there since 2003 (banned once for accidentally hot linking an image that then swapped to porn. Wasn't intentional) and remember when Kevin V was just a mod as fiddlecub. After the whole Jeff issue, I just can't bring myself to enjoy them anymore. I tried once again when CBS bought GB and they made up, but I really hate their reviewers/personalities. Tom McShea is a pompous retard who thinks he knows everything. Carolyn is just boring. I remember watching some live stream of him/her and Kevin playing Metal Gear and I was bored out of my mind. It was like history was being taught by Ben Stein. I also can't stand looking at Shaun McInnis; it always looks like he is wearing makeup.

They need to actually have some real personalities that are fun. The only people on there that I enjoy seem to be their UK team.

#27 Posted by SeanFoster (855 posts) -

Most of them.

#28 Posted by thevigilanteoflove (504 posts) -

There are some writers and people at IGN I truly like. They are some of my favorite people in the game scene, but IGN's constant lists and rumor articles bug me. Polygon is looking really interesting so far, and I like Arthur Gies.

#29 Posted by mlarrabee (2885 posts) -

I'm uncomfortable with this thread.

I'm unsure if it's because it makes Giant Bomb users seem conceited or because it's simply in bad taste.

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#30 Posted by Inkerman (1449 posts) -

Probably the escapist, I don't really go to other sites. Giantbomb was kind of my first, and I haven't moved.

#31 Posted by laserbolts (5311 posts) -

I don't have a problem with other gaming websites since I really don't visit them often. I will admit that I find Jim Sterling to be a complete joke but I'm not sure what the rest of the Destructoid crew are like.

#32 Edited by themangalist (1717 posts) -

I don't get the Kotaku hate. There are weird or shit articles here and there, but generally it's pretty informative. I sometimes even think their community is much more tolerant and nicer than the GB one. Yes, I said it. Some Giantbombers can be total jerks.

#33 Posted by JasonR86 (9605 posts) -

I guess I'm going to be that guy...

If I don't like a website I just won't go to it so I'll never have the opportunity to hate a website because I won't be there long enough to develop that hate. I don't have the time to spend hating something.

#34 Posted by evanbower (1210 posts) -
@RPGee

Polygon.com

Actually, they're just unproven. I would say IGN, which hasn't been good since Hillary Goldstein left.

Also, side-note: for some reason, I dislike the Penny Arcade Report suddenly doing reviews. It makes some sense, but it almost feels disingenuous, as if they not being a purely news/editorial site is a bad thing. I love the PAR, though, so that's just a little quibble.

Agree completely about IGN, right down to the Hilary comment. Right about then there was a mass exodus of almost every writer I liked. (Erik Brudvig, David Clayman, Ryan Geddes)
#35 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

@mlarrabee said:

I'm uncomfortable with this thread.

I'm unsure if it's because it makes Giant Bomb users seem conceited or because it's simply in bad taste.

@JasonR86 said:

I guess I'm going to be that guy...

If I don't like a website I just won't go to it so I'll never have the opportunity to hate a website because I won't be there long enough to develop that hate. I don't have the time to spend hating something.

#36 Posted by Deusx (1903 posts) -

@gelatinabomination said:

@Deusx: If anyone ever asks why the escapist is an annoying website, you simply need to point them to the Escapist Forums episode of the F Plus podcast. It perfectly encapsulates what is wrong with that website.

Oh god please don't... That's horrible.

#37 Posted by habster3 (3595 posts) -

IGN, Kotaku, Gamespot, and G4.

But mainly IGN. Seriously.

#38 Edited by SomeDeliCook (2224 posts) -

No idea why everyone hates kotaku so much. I go there right before I go to Giantbomb because they usually have all the newest game related news while other sites only have 1 or 2 a day. Sure they have stupid shit up too, but its not hard to just ignore that stuff. I'm also not bombarded with ads that I have to click "continue >" to get past.

#39 Posted by RPGee (759 posts) -

@evanbower said:

@RPGee

Polygon.com

Actually, they're just unproven. I would say IGN, which hasn't been good since Hillary Goldstein left.

Also, side-note: for some reason, I dislike the Penny Arcade Report suddenly doing reviews. It makes some sense, but it almost feels disingenuous, as if they not being a purely news/editorial site is a bad thing. I love the PAR, though, so that's just a little quibble.

Agree completely about IGN, right down to the Hilary comment. Right about then there was a mass exodus of almost every writer I liked. (Erik Brudvig, David Clayman, Ryan Geddes)

Totally, they were all great. Perhaps as funny as the Bombcast in places. A sad time when they all left for better things.

#40 Edited by GJSmitty (651 posts) -

I think that it's ridiculous to say you hate a gaming website. It's a website about video games. Unless they do something openly wrong, like IGN announces that they make all of their employees kill somebody before being hired, then I don't see why you need a reason to tell people on a forum that you hate what (insert journalist or website here) does.

But that's my opinion.

#41 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

durr people cant have opinions because it's rude

#42 Posted by P_Pigly_Hogswine (102 posts) -

IGN. It's the video game equivalent of a Pepsi Max commercial.

#43 Posted by xyzygy (9891 posts) -

Kotaku. Horrid everything.

#44 Posted by VisariLoyalist (2990 posts) -

VGchartz http://www.vgchartz.com/

They never have accurate data at all. The members like to look at the numbers and comment about how they hate the game and they're glad it's getting bad numbers or they love the game and they're glad despite that or they love that it got such great numbers etc.etc.etc.etc.

Meanwhile the site provides no useful metrics to determine sales really. It's pretty useless and makes me angry that it can't at least try to be clear about how limited its ability to tally sales numbers really is.

#45 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1351 posts) -

I used to visit IGN quite often but now all the "articles" just turn me off, maybe it has to do with all the editors i liked leaving (besides the PS team) but now it feels like they dont publish any substantial content. Still like some of their podcast though.

#46 Posted by mlarrabee (2885 posts) -
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#47 Posted by xMEGADETHxSLY (446 posts) -

giantbomb.com.ce

#48 Posted by Zekhariah (697 posts) -

I'd have to care a lot more about websites I'm not particularly interested in to get to the point of having a strong opinion.

#49 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

@mlarrabee said:

@TheHumanDove said:

durr people cant have opinions because it's rude

One doesn't always need to share one's opinions. When one does, one should do it with class.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYLbrZAko7E

Sometimes I don't feel like being classy. Sometimes I like to walk around in a worn down house-coat, drink milk from the carton, and say whats on my mind with a slur. In this case, I hate a website. Deal with it

#50 Edited by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (432 posts) -

I have two answers to this question.

The easy answer to this question is Kotaku- given how they are essentially the tabloid of gaming media. But their low quality doesn't have a huge impact on the whole industry though.

As such, my actual answer for this question is Metacritic. For obvious reasons- they are a driving manipulative force behind the industry's regrettable infatuation with and usage of scores.

The day Metacritic dies is a good day for the whole industry.

@themangalist said:

I don't get the Kotaku hate. There are weird or shit articles here and there, but generally it's pretty informative. I sometimes even think their community is much more tolerant and nicer than the GB one. Yes, I said it. Some Giantbombers can be total jerks.

Some hate Kotaku for its extensive collection of non-gaming articles, others hate them for their generally sensationalist and often low-quality articles.

I dislike them for the latter- and personally feel they aren't a reliable source of information. But that's just me. :)