If I want game opinions, I normally look for Chris Kohler's take. He sounds sane and reasonable. I do not listen to anybody for reviews.
Thanks for the recommendation, I actually go to Wired for technology news but never noticed his stuff
Shamelessly pilfered from RPGCodex: http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/21/ign-layoffs/?a_dgi=aolshare_facebook IGN hit with layoffs; 1UP, Gamespy and UGO shutting down
IGN was hit with editorial layoffs today, with sites 1UP, UGO and Gamespy expected to be shut down.
"We are focusing on our two flagship brands, IGN and AskMen. Unfortunately, as a result, we have made the decision to close sites and restructure our teams accordingly," a company spokesperson confirmed to Joystiq.
The news comes less that a month after IGN was purchased by j2 Global through its Ziff Davis subsidiary: http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/04/ign-acquired-by-ziff-davis/
Sweet sweet justice guys, all those paid reviews, all that corruption, all those 9's and 10's for shitty Call of Duty and Gears of War likes. No more Doritos and mountain dew for these guys
Yeah, fuck IGN and their community wikis, and detailed walkthroughs, and collectible guides, and their... wait what?
Seriously, don't read their reviews if you don't like them. I can't say they're great, but pretty much everyone in the game review industry is a glorified fanboy. Seriously, almost every bad review really is a case of fanboyism, not even shitting here.
Anyway, I don't know what you might think this will improve, I suspect nothing.
Gee I dunno, the sites obviously became unprofitable for a reason, and the fact that they are funded by ad revenue probably means less traffic was the reason. Meaning less people were reading their reviews, why do you think less people were reading IGN reviews? Think carefully.