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Video Game News

- Sun, 17 May 2020 20:00:57 EST sr7PYCAc No.752667
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Where do you guys get your fix on news for games?

I don't flip through gaming sites too often, maybe twice a week or so. I've been getting particularly irritated by the flood of advertisement farming that I have to sift through to find anything that's actually news about new games coming out.

I don't need to know the top ten closet homo protagonists or what some streamer got banned for this week. I just want a reliable flow of "these games are coming out soon and here's some interviews with the creators."

It makes me miss magazines, because the writers had a week or more to prepare decent content, and since you paid for it there wasn't a forced ad about hip wallets or insurance every 2 paragraphs.

Suggestions much appreciated!
Jon Irenicus - Mon, 18 May 2020 01:44:06 EST HOwymjAY No.752676 Reply
Eurogamer, or on my yt feed Angry Joe has a weekly news segment, and Pretty Good Gaming has a nice news format too.
Jame Soloman - Mon, 18 May 2020 01:51:45 EST 0lta+wEM No.752677 Reply
Bluesnews is a news aggregate for everything related to gaming, other than that not much.
Cyan - Mon, 18 May 2020 10:47:03 EST 3CHzwhnT No.752693 Reply
Eurogamer looks pretty sweet. The ads are spaced out fairly and most of the articles look like actual news. Thanks!

I really like the idea of what bluesnews is doing. I'll keep it in rotation, the text and background hurt my eyes a little.

Ill check out this Jim Fucking Sterling next. Thanks guys!
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 18 May 2020 16:27:51 EST zSRwpESo No.752704 Reply
Kotaku is pretty much the only place I go to. It does suck that Cecilia D'Anastasio and Jason Schierer both left for Wired and Bloomberg News though since they were very good investigative journalists on the site.
Sheik - Mon, 18 May 2020 19:23:42 EST mB4mXZyZ No.752707 Reply
Gaming mostly sucks ass nowadays but I get my news from circlejerk
Kilik - Mon, 18 May 2020 21:21:09 EST 7u5Uepgp No.752717 Reply
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>Eurogamer: No BS news with a good tech desk.
>GamesIndustry and Gamasutra: Developer and business-centric gaming news sites.
>Rock Paper Shotgun and PCGamer: PC-specific coverage of new games and hardware.
Destructoid: Mostly shit since Jim Sterling left, but still updated frequently.
>N4G: Fast moving news aggregator with the dumbest fucking underage alt-right console peasant commenters on the planet, which I find amusing.

I read Kotaku and IGN sometimes too but they went downhill a long time ago.
Cyan - Tue, 19 May 2020 00:27:59 EST 3CHzwhnT No.752722 Reply
Kotaku is exactly the kind of site I'm avoiding now. I started going there back in like 2008, and it somehow gets even worse every year. I feel like I'm looking at a game themed tabloid that hired ex-writers from the National Enquirer in YouTube view farm sweatshops. The Sunday comics are cool, and the Photoshop contests too.
KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Tue, 19 May 2020 13:39:38 EST d+EH7UKb No.752744 Reply
Escapist (except Yahtzee)

Pre-cancerous growth:
Exclusively Games (of thequartering infamy)
Bloomberg (historically a joke, worth watching now)
Vice (basically defunct)

Co-optional (defunct, sadly)
Jim Sterling (see his podcast also)
AJS News
Upper Echelon Gamers

Basically all the decent shit comes form Youtube/podcasts now because the written pressers are ethically compromised. The important will have some form of transcription if you simply must read. Even Yahtzee's old 'Let's Drown Out' show is fully transcribed.
KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Tue, 19 May 2020 13:41:30 EST d+EH7UKb No.752745 Reply

I forgot to mention Sid Alpha. If you play dumpster games like I do he is invaluable. He's the only reason I was warned off Escape from Tarkov, for example.
Pit - Tue, 19 May 2020 16:17:58 EST Zmrziidf No.752747 Reply
I really like Before You Buy
Jake is very well spoken and very informative
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 19 May 2020 22:09:59 EST zSRwpESo No.752751 Reply
Well to be fair, since G/O Media took over the former GMG sites, that herb Jim Spanfeller has basically run them into the ground so much so that everyone working at Deadspin resigned and now it's a zombie version of itself. I agree Kotaku has those tabloid elements but you can't discount the very good investigative pieces they've done.

I guess you could check out Giant Bomb then.
KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Wed, 20 May 2020 10:38:13 EST d+EH7UKb No.752756 Reply
You can discount the investigative work because Schrier and D'Astantino (the investigative wing at Kotaku) have left the company. So you ain't gonna see that out of Kotaku anymore.
Felicia - Sun, 24 May 2020 07:44:06 EST DLj2jr43 No.752840 Reply
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hard agree, honestly the only gaming specific channel I regularly watch
Ratchet - Sun, 24 May 2020 15:46:18 EST IcB310ea No.752846 Reply

I remember listening to this guy rally people behind hating UFC3 because "YOU HAVE TO USE LOOTCRATES TO PLAY IT" and he threw this giant righteous fit with pure hatred in his voice. Except I played that game religiously and was one of the top ranked played in the world, and literally never even saw a loot crate.

Because there's an entire separate league for that game type, and you're never forced to play it. And I know plenty of people who played that game mode and never once paid for a crate. The guy is clearly pretty smart and makes some good points but I was basically listening to a grown man yell about video games, and he was lying about it to boot. Just to fire up his angry listeners. Idk...I hate loot crates too but do you need to report on games you haven't even played? Turned me off from wanting to listen to his rants

also he gay
Ratchet - Sun, 24 May 2020 18:09:56 EST IcB310ea No.752849 Reply

What? My point was that he was spouting lies about a game he clearly hadn't played. I even said he was smart and makes good points, but this just turned me off of wanting to listen to his rants.

also u gay
Michael Thorton - Sun, 24 May 2020 19:52:59 EST mB4mXZyZ No.752853 Reply
I just got stung by a fuckinb ee
Four - Sun, 24 May 2020 22:03:19 EST FEAXip+M No.752860 Reply
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same shit with Assassin Creed Odyssey. He wouldn't stop frothing about the fact that you get to buy XP boost to speed up your progress and the game is almost unplayable without it. Except That wasn't true. It was no different than games like Witcher 3 which needed you to be at a certain level to continue the story and you got to that level by doing side quests. The XP boost option was there just for people who wanted to be done with the game as quickly as possible or just wanted to be Over powered. It wasn't all that expensive anyways.
But He sure made s big deal of it though, and almost convinced me not to play the game for myself. Three hours into the game I was doing just fine getting through the main quest, and I knew the fat fuck was lying and I hated him ever since.
[name redacted] !h55/E7mIo6 - Mon, 25 May 2020 09:37:15 EST CUMP53RR No.752874 Reply
Unironically /v/. I hate the bullshit ads and articles most game websites have, so I just do a quick scroll through the catalog like I would a morning newspaper and if anything happened that day it'd have a thread on it. I don't have any social media or use YouTube/Twitch so the only news I'd receive would be stuff I actively click on. I do still watch Zero Punctuation weekly, but that's mostly entertainment. I also go on GameFAQs sometimes for whatever game I'm currently gaming, but that's mostly just to learn more about the game I'm playing.
Nightwolf - Mon, 25 May 2020 13:11:08 EST lmeASA0D No.752876 Reply
Makes sense, the vast majority of /v/ is underage so it's not too surprising you take such an interest in their opinions
James Sunderland - Mon, 25 May 2020 13:32:07 EST KOtt88cJ No.752877 Reply
Eurogamer, Destructoid and Siliconera. I rarely read articles, I just skim through them just to get some kind of gist.


Yeah, that board is filled with zoomers. You'd know if you saw threads similar to this one.
Princess Farah - Mon, 25 May 2020 19:47:00 EST mNgTDuGe No.752884 Reply
If you mean 4cancer their /v/ is on a level of unspeakably terrible I didn't even know was possible. They barely discuss games and all their opinions are trash anyway. That is literally the last fucking place on the planet I would go for information on games. Even IGN is miles better and probably has more integrity than them too.
[name redacted] !h55/E7mIo6 - Mon, 25 May 2020 20:26:11 EST CUMP53RR No.752885 Reply
I'm not saying I go there for discussion, just to see what's happening. By doing a 2 minute look through the OPs I can see Cthulhu got announced for Smite and S3 of Power Rangers BftG. Now if I care enough about those games (I don't) I can go to their site for more information, but I don't need to listen to some dickhead journalists opinions on it.
[name redacted] !h55/E7mIo6 - Mon, 25 May 2020 21:46:05 EST CUMP53RR No.752887 Reply
I do like what OP said about magazines though. I was going through one my houses I haven't been to in ages and found a bunch of old HYPER magazines and was flicking through those. They'd do reviews monthly of the games, maybe have a couple of interviews, and then the random articles, and they still hold up. They used

One thing I liked about the reviews is that they would try to be objective (I didn't find this great but I also don't like so and so, so if you liked that you would enjoy it), as well as they would have certain people review certain games because they'd be in a genre they would like. Yahtzee actually used to write for them as well.

It sucks now though, they switched to releasing a magazine every 4 months about 5 years ago because of costs, and I think a lot of people assumed it died after that since it was no longer in news stands. I'm not even sure if it was still going anymore.
kidflash - Mon, 25 May 2020 21:50:40 EST y5SBMC6t No.752888 Reply
are we sure is just one stank token we gave to him.....
Four - Mon, 25 May 2020 22:43:31 EST hBwVYU5r No.752890 Reply
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I get what you're saying. It's a good source if you skim right through the OPs to see what's up, but discussing anything there is an exercise in futility. They are so quick and are usually all over something once its announced, but the place is extremely toxic due to /pol/ constantly raiding the place.

I still dont think you need to go there to get the info as fast as them. I follow a bunch of Twitter account that always notify me when some thing good comes up, and I rely on Google Alert for anything that specifically interests me.
Carl Johnson - Wed, 17 Jun 2020 19:59:58 EST Cinp1X70 No.753484 Reply
Is there a firm date on PS5 release?
Surpised that it's coming out this year 2020.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 18 Jun 2020 09:29:37 EST YnBBDGez No.753501 Reply
Not yet but judging from recent history, I assume PS5 and XSX will be out on November 13th and 20th before Black Friday on the 27th.

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 18-06-2020 09:30:11
Abe - Sat, 20 Jun 2020 01:18:18 EST Fncw37q9 No.753572 Reply
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When's the new Pokemon Type Wild?

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