Help finding a great video game blog?
August 29, 2005 6:22 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a good blog and/or personal site about video games...

My two favorite gaming sites are KidFenris and Crunk Games, but sadly, neither of them update very often. Slashdot Games I read regularly, but it's a bit impersonal. In short, I was wondering if there were any recommendable gaming sites that have the personality of the first two sites, but can be read every day like the third. I'm interested in nearly all game genres, as well as game music, collectables, and import titles.
posted by May Kasahara to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (26 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm assuming you know about Penny Arcade and Game Girl Advance? If you didn't, well, now you do.
posted by arto at 6:30 PM on August 29, 2005

The Gawker family has Kotaku to offer.
posted by nitsuj at 6:35 PM on August 29, 2005

try pixelkill its personal and I dont think too many people read it, but its good.
posted by pwally at 6:36 PM on August 29, 2005

(Also, check Kotaku's right-column link section - there's a ton of gaming blogs listed there)
posted by nitsuj at 6:37 PM on August 29, 2005

I guess this one's pretty well known already, but I read Joystiq.
posted by robbie01 at 6:41 PM on August 29, 2005

It's pretty exclusively focused on the economics and sociology of MMORPGs, but if you're into that, I love Terranova.
posted by Jeanne at 6:53 PM on August 29, 2005

Guardian games blog
posted by showmethecalvino at 6:54 PM on August 29, 2005

I second Penny Arcade and Game Girl Advance. Heartily and enthusiastically.
posted by librarina at 6:59 PM on August 29, 2005

Well as far as personal type blogs go...

Grumpy Gamer
Game * Design * Art * Culture
Grand Text Auto
Jay is games (just found this one)

And here are some developer blogs that are less frequently updated but good reading...
Game Matters 3d realms guy
Modblog God of War guy
GameDevBlog Spider-Man 2 guy
posted by bobo123 at 7:02 PM on August 29, 2005

Can I put in a plug for my own updated-four-times-a-day gaming blog? Press The Buttons
posted by Servo5678 at 7:15 PM on August 29, 2005

Hmm, yeah, I do visit Penny Arcade, but usually only skim Tycho's posts (sorry I didn't mention this before, but I'm typically of the "tl;dr" school when it comes to blog posts). As for GGA, I'm a bit wary of the "girl gamers" label, though I have read an article or two there in the past.

On first glance, Kotaku, Game Matters, and GameDevBlog look like sites I'd be interested in.
posted by May Kasahara at 7:21 PM on August 29, 2005

Alice's Wonderland is one of the few weblogs I find worth reading on a daily basis.
posted by dgeiser13 at 7:23 PM on August 29, 2005

Game Girl Advance isn't really written from the pov of a girl gamer. Two people write it, once's a guy. It's good.
posted by iconomy at 7:35 PM on August 29, 2005

Idle Thumbs isn't updated all that often, but I enjoy their reviews, news, and articles.
posted by xyzzy at 7:50 PM on August 29, 2005

I like 4 Color Rebellion.
posted by mcsweetie at 8:22 PM on August 29, 2005

Jake from Seattle maintains 8 bit joystick which has been around for a while and is a good mix of the personal and professional-ish.
posted by jessamyn at 8:41 PM on August 29, 2005

spotty with updates and more about 'gaming' than just videogames (although he does cover them alot) a real great site to check out now and again is Greg Costikyan
posted by darkpony at 8:44 PM on August 29, 2005

posted by andendau at 9:55 PM on August 29, 2005

The two that I visit every day are joystiq (mentioned above) and shacknews.

Both are well known sites, but with the two of them together, you get really good coverage of the entire gaming spectrum. They've also got a good amount of personality. Shacknews has a large userbase as well (though it tends towards the fark mentality if you're into that sort of hting).

One other place that I visit regularly is metacritic's games section. If you haven't been to metacritic before, it's an aggregation review site, combing reviews of many different sites. It doesn't have much personality itself, but links to all kinds of reviews over the net. I bet you could find some other sites you like through it.
posted by freshgroundpepper at 12:58 AM on August 30, 2005

Clive Thompson posts really interesting stuff about video games and culture at Collision Detection. It's not, strictly speaking, a video game blog, but you might find it worthwhile.
posted by painquale at 1:36 AM on August 30, 2005

Is this just too obvious? Bluesnews
posted by pollystark at 4:44 AM on August 30, 2005

Hello, Nintendo.
posted by nthdegx at 4:52 AM on August 30, 2005

Also: I don't know what it's called, but it's by Ste Curran aka former Edge columnist RedEye.
posted by nthdegx at 4:54 AM on August 30, 2005

Cheap video games, video game sales, and video game deals for your cheap ass"
posted by Brussels at 8:20 AM on August 30, 2005

Greggman - American game developer in Japan (I think at Sony)
POV - A Producer's Point of View - game producer at Treyarch
posted by b. at 11:31 AM on August 30, 2005

Check out our video game blog at and tell me what you think! Our take is a little different - not everything is sunshine in the industry, know what I mean? Everybody on the team is the embodiment of the average hardcore gamer - hope you find it refreshing.

Hope you like!

Senior Editor, Destructoid
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