What are the best gaming sites these days?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Optimus., Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Optimus.

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    I've been a bit out of the loop. Seems like the locals have consolidated and fallen... Where do people go these days?
     
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    I've always browsed ausgamers on and off for years. At least it's somewhat Australian related
     
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    Do you mean, sites to buy games, read reviews, what? Sorry I'm stoop.
     
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    Optimus.

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    Hi stoop I'm Dad


    I guess news? Whatever replaced magazines.
     
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    Yeh ausgamers isn't too bad, it's gotten better over the years imo.

    Kitguru.net is another site I personally use.
     
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    I'm pretty partial to GameKyo (passed through Google translate).
     
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    Massivelyop for MMOs
     
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    I regularly check Rock Paper Shotgun, it’s a PC focused site. Also read a bit of Waypoint, Polygon and Kotaku.
     
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    RPS are a bit slow on the uptake.

    I use a mix of Destructoid, Kotaku, Polygon, PC Gamer and RPS.

    OP do yourself a favour and grab a news reader like feedly for your mobile device and subscribe to them all that way.

    Feedly also works on a PC.

    https://feedly.com

    and if you cbf'd reading may i suggest subbing to the the following youtube channels.

    Spawn Wave - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoIXnB865l9Ex9zs4OIXTdQ

    The Know - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4w_tMnHl6sw5VD93tVymGw

    ACG - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK9_x1DImhU-eolIay5rb2Q (more reviews than anything)
     
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    I miss games.on.net - used to browse that everyday, the forums were great too.
     
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    yeah that gamesarena forums and ausbf.com used to be the go to places
     
  12. elvis

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    100% agreed.

    I pay for "The Old Reader" (free for up to 100 subscriptions, pay for more, based on the design of Google Reader before Google shut it down):
    https://theoldreader.com/

    And it both works fine on a mobile web browser, but also supports lots and lots of mobile apps:
    https://theoldreader.com/pages/apps
     
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    Kotaku, RPS, YouTube vids to see frame rates for my GPU if I'm interested, don't mind a laugh at some YT channels like "Before You Buy".
     
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    Optimus.

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    The internet hasn't been the same since Google Reader disappeared. :(
    Thanks for the suggestions, will check them out. Actually got a little project in mind I might start fleshing out this weekend...

    I really lament the dearth of old-school content! I don't like quantity over quality that you see on sites like gizmodo/kotaku with multiple stories an hour going up.
     
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    It's how they make money, more clicks = more ads = more money.
     
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    Does no one use 3fl anymore?
     
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    Same as news sites and TV news, everything is given 30 seconds of coverage, no real in-depth analysis. The young of today drive this behaviour, they have a hard time concentrating on one thing for any longer than that...
     
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    I think it's more they get more clicks by gaming the algorithms - more content = higher google rating.

    But it's not great content.
     
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    I did click that link the other day - looks great! Just a pity there's not much good content to fill it with. :)


    3FL... Didn't that disappear in to GON when iinet bought internode? And then TPG killed GON.
     

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