- Feb 28, 2018
Only if searching for something specific. I never browse them.
Giant Bomb keeps up with the news on their podcast. I listened to the last two weeks and they seemed to bring up what everyone was talking about. I have nothing really bad to say about their site. It’s entertaining because they do talk about games they’re playing. I can see where it isn’t exactly “sneak preview” stuff except when they do get a game early. Honestly, I enjoy what they create. I just don’t feel like I get along with their community. Same with like Hardcore Gaming 101 and a lot of websites. Good content, but when you try to interact with them - it’s like being the odd piece in their space. Maybe that’s just me?No. Jest here, yt and twitch.
Giant bomb has fallen years ago sadly
Average GAF user probably has a higher IQ than any of the so called gaming journalists.
True. Maybe my ever growing ignore list clouds my perception.Not really. You have a ton of dumb, blind fanboys here who fight some imaginary war for their beloved companies, totally for free, versus people who just do their daily job for a living, carefully editing the titles and articles to lure the former group to generate as much traffic as possible, and they do so very successfully to say the least, so you have to ask yourself who is the smarter group here.
Based and freedom-pilledAbsolutely not. Videogame websites are almost always advertising platforms, or ego-driven attempts to produce corporately approved 'gaming celebrities', like those fuckheads at Giant Bomb. It's all utter garbage. The opinions of those losers hold no more weight than the opinions of some random idiot on Youtube, their 'expertise' is 100% an illusion. Remember when Giant Bomb let Abby Russell push 'Dream Daddy' as one of the best games of the year? Yeah. That's how much credibility those whores have.
I get my gaming news here, Twitter when I can stomach it, or Reddit. I dip my toe into Resetera occasionally, but I'm almost always immediately turned off because of threads with 'Nintendo Thread: TRANS LIVES ARE HUMAN LIVES' titles. Fuck off. I don't want to hear about your pathetic, weirdo politics.
I concur with BusierDonkey, /v/ is infested with the worst people in the world, and it has a median IQ of roughly 75 - BUT because it's a borderline criminal sewer, you also get people talking very honestly about games they love, games they hate, and games that piss them off. That, to me, is worth more than the 300th 4 hour podcast this year where Jeff Gerstmann mumbles 'Yeah, that game is... kinda weird' again.
EDIT: I also despise Youtube 'reviewers', Twitch streams, and anything with the faintest whiff of e-celeb about it. 'WASSUP IT'S YA BOY SNIPARELITE COMIN ATCHA WITH ANOTHER REVIEW, THIS TIME FOR CAWWADOODY BLACK... AWPS... COLWAR. If you wanna support the channel then SMASH that like button and SUBSCRIBE to check out more content comin up. Really helps support the channel.' Or worthless idiots like Jim Sterling or Yong Yea, shilling for money while literally reading from websites, and adding their bullshit, uninteresting, deeply worthless 'commentary'. Drop dead, all of you.
I used to love the retronauts podcast years ago, but they just won’t shut the hell up about their pathetic marxist liberal political views in their retro video game podcast.Nah. Too much whine about politics instead of games. Maybe if the gaming sites turn themselfs back into gaming sites I might get back to use them as a reference of information.