Any recommended brief, straight-to-the-point websites for news on gadgets and games?
For the past year or so, I've been following Gizmodo
for my gadget news and Kotaku
for my game news. However I'm coming to the realization that both sites (and the rest of Gawker's blogs) are sort of like TMZ for their respective news categories (lol). So much fluff and little meat! Definitely makes for many interesting reads (and also many duds). But after spending some 20-30 minutes on each site per day, I feel like I don't come away with too much actual solid news. Time is a precious commodity!
Thus, I'm looking for some new news sites for gadget news and video game news. Preferably something that would keep me pretty up-to-date with news, and maybe have an occasional interesting non-news related article, something that would take more along the lines of 5-10 minutes a day for each site. An example I guess I could refer to is TechMeme
for my tech news. Although there is a lot of opinion pieces there in addition to the news links, they're usually pretty easy to spot and you can usually tell if it would be worth a read for you just by glancing at it (whereas Gawker sites tend to try to pull you in with interesting titles or summaries which often lead to completely meaningless articles). I probably average 6-12 minutes a day on TechMeme and it gives me what I want: up-to-date news on tech stuff and an occasional interesting non-news piece.
So... any recommendations?