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Top 10 Video Gaming News Websites

Written by Top 100 Arena on 2012-08-19
There is a huge chunk of population who is addicted to video games. Not only do they look forward to buy the latest game out in stores but they also discuss all about video gaming in online forums and news sites specifically designed for ardent video gamers. The top 10 websites where you can find all the video game news are:

10 GiantBomb:

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This site advertises itself as ‘the world’s largest editable video game database’. Acquired by CBS Interactive, this American video game website and wiki includes gaming news, reviews, commentary, and videos for the users to browse through. Content on Giant Bomb is split between its small staff providing written articles and videos in a video game journalism editorial capacity and its community expanding upon it by creating and interacting with the website's socially progressive tools and functions. It is also open to all its registered users for editing. Time Magazine voted it as one of the top 50 websites of 2011. More info

9 Adventure Gamers

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Created in 1998, this computer game website is for genre of adventure games. Apart from reviews and previews of games, it publishes opinions and interviews of gaming designers. Respected by many game developers, this website is referred by many adventure game creators. Every year, this website holds Aggie Awards which awards the best adventure games for several categories like concept, art, story and design. Many developers find it a privilege to receive these awards. More info

8 Got Game

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Frequent users of this site find it the best for video reviews, features or anything that’s got to do with the video gaming industry. It is almost like a social website for gamers with tons of gaming videos and latest news from the gaming industry. Apart from browsing gaming videos by category and searching by title users can also check videos by user activity. More info

7 ShackNews:

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This site offers news, features, editorial content, and forums relating to computer games and console games. There is also a comment section which moderates the user’s comments to each news article, screenshots gallery, or chatty post. ShackNews is privately owned by GameFly which is a video game rental service. Its previous owners, Steve Gibson and Maarten Goldstein, sold the site after providing independent gaming journalism for over a decade. The site has a large community of dedicated gamers behind it and this is reflected in the news, views, and the discussions on the site. More info

6 GameSpot:

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Apart from providing the usual gaming content, news, previews and downloads, this site also allows users to write their owns blogs, reviews and posts on the site’s forum. The review and rating system of the website is such that, even the very worst of the video games are reviewed by video as well. GameSpot has a detailed guide that explains its reviewing policies, as well as answering frequently asked questions about its reviews. Every year, GameSpot also holds the Best and Worst Game of the Year awards, containing categories such as ‘Most Disappointing Game’, ‘Worst Game Everyone Played’, ‘Best Game No One Played’ and ‘Most Despicable Product Placement’. GameSpot also allows users on the site to vote for the winners of the "Readers' Choice" awards. More info

5 1UP:

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Launched in 2003, 1UP.com provides its own original features, news stories, game reviews and video interviews of game developers to its users. This site was originally built to be a community-focused social networking site for gamers. Users of the community can contribute to the construction of game guides. Gamers, editors and game developers can have profiles, blogs, and friends on the site, which are integrated into the editorial content. Currently this website is owned by IGN Entertainment, a division of News Corporation. More info

4 N4G:

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News for Gamers (N4G) is a video game news site which is updated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by the community. N4G also keeps track of video game review scores from other sites, and combines them to present an average rating for each game. The site has two comment zones for its articles, the "Gamer Zone", where people post calm, rational comments and fan comments. Then there is the Open Zone, which is overrun with PS3 fans who have serious arguments and discussions over the games. This website was awarded ‘Best Emerging Gaming Website of The Year’ by ProGamist in 2011.

3 Kotaku:

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Kotaku is a video games-focused blog. A gamer’s guide to video game news, reviews, cheats, design and entertainment, it tracks the genre's spreading popularity from obsession to casual gaming in pop culture and social media. Its daily features include reviews, comics, images and buyer’s guide. Buyer’s guide has expert tips on what game to buy to satisfy the gamers need. More info

2 Eurogamer:

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A UK based website focused on video games news, reviews and other features, this site has the largest readership of any independent videogames website in Europe. Its reviews are scored on a 10 point scale. This site has won the categories of Best Games Website – News, and Best Games Website – Reviews & Features in 2007 at the Games Media Awards. In the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 it went on to win Best Games Award. More info

1 GamesRadar:

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GamesRadar is a multi-format video game website featuring regular news, previews, reviews, videos, and guides. It is owned and operated simultaneously in the UK and US by worldwide publisher Future Publishing. The tone and style of writing in this site takes a humorous approach and is often accompanied by videos, images and links. It also features articles from gaming magazines. For highly anticipated games, super reviews are written instead of a regular review. Super reviews are similar to the site's regular reviews; however they are written more like a feature, and less like a straightforward review. Since being launched, the website has gone through multiple layout and design changes. More info

There are lot of gaming news sites for the users to interact in. To provide the best interaction, majority of these sites focus on user opinions as well. There is no doubt that these websites give the gamers a great platform for interact and share their experiences.

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