Gamer Limit writes "Gamespot, after many years of wrangling with IGN has finally taken a lengthy lead in traffic rankings. Gamespot has now held onto the number 1 Alexa (non-poker) gaming site traffic position for a solid month."
Unless Gamespot has done something over the past month, it's kind of odd seeing it take over IGN of all the popular gaming sites.
Well giving Demon's Souls GOTY was pretty cool. I'm liking GS recently and we all know IGN's quality these days.
No, it's IGN who is doing bad things.
Demon's Souls??? Uncharted 2 or Batman fosho!!!!! Metacritic #1 since I've been in Amereeka
What about the Bitbag.com???
I only visit GameTrailers, and believe me, it's not for their shoddy turd nuggets of "journalism". I like their site layout and heavy flow of new videos more than any other. Plus, I've received about $250 in free games from there since I joined in 2007.
Made that realization long ago...
game journalism dies just a little more with every hit they get imo
@ Dead, Not even in top 15k i dont think.
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Gamespot used to be a fairly good site, but a few years ago they made the editorial decision to run their news and editorials like they were a bunch of Xbox Fanboys. I can understand why they'd do that. They're a US site and in the US the 360 is king. However, having been a loyal user of their site for almost a decade, it really bothered me to see such an obvious shift in editorial direction to favor one facet of the gaming audience over other gamers. In the last year since the PS3 has picked up steam, the 360 focus has shifted somewhat, but they lost a reader the second they made the decision to cater to one audience over the other. Just have a look at their news articles from a year or more ago and you'll see what I mean. It's all in the wording. When they're reporting the news regarding Sony, they always slip in some negative little jab, or something with negative connotations into the article somewhere. When Microsoft is concerned, it's usually some unrelated little mention of some "victory" where the 360 is concerned. It's those subtle little word games they play that make them more industry propaganda then gamer site. Actually, there are a few refugees from Gamespot's forums posting here that were driven out by the mods when Gamespot made this shift. I once was suspended for trolling on Gamespot's forums for simply stating "I agree" on a positive Sony theme. I was active in their forums for years back in the Xbox and PS2's days. The mods suddenly cracked down on anyone who dared to view Microsoft with a critical eye. It still makes me feel like Gamespot just turned on the gaming community. Where once gamers could feel free to debate issues of interest to gamers, Gamespot put a stop to that in favor of making a warm, fuzzy place for all things Microsoft. Now they've come out of it, but us older gamers remember. We won't forget how fickle Gamespot is, or how easily their opinions are bought.
and decided to start creating some weird articles hating on consoles specially on the ps3 to create new hits.. but as time goes by, a lot of people own both consoles now and the fanboyism thou still strong is not as strong as it used to be. And people are getting sick of it.. not all of it, but just the silly stupid articles like, "Why this MAY be the year to buy a ps3" or crap like that. IGN had been doing so well, and all of the sudden even the ps3 side of ign started writing very pro 360 articles..even saying why some 360 games are better than ps3 games when there's absolutely no reason to say such things, and even thou a fanboy article it's fun once in a while.. i want to hear REAL journalism about games. And gamespot has been rather fair in maintaining a fair middle ground so even thou they used to hate on the ps3 at least they may be trying to correct their ways, i don't like fake websites but i hope it may teach a few terrible sites like gamedaily and gamereactor that fair journalism ultimately pays off more than stupid opinions. Overall i'm actually basing a lot of real news on Adams Sandler's reviews.. seems like he finally loves both consoles and tell it like it is. Ultimately that's what i want to know.
And I am by no means against Gamespot, I just simply prefer IGN's presentation style and video playback. Additionally, I tend to agree with much of their gaming perception.
I don't like either site much. This is why I don't bother with Gamespot's reviews: http://www.penny-arcade.com... With gamespot, review scores go to whoever buys the most ad space.
^ That's the first and only thing that pops into my head when I hear GameSpot. The Kane and Lynch fiasco.
Throughout this whole console gen, IGN has kept the practice of reviewing multi-platform console games individually and taking away points from which ever version they deemed to be inferior. Then when FF13 comes onto the scene, and everyone knows that there is a "Stevey Wonder can see this" difference between the two versions, they decide to award the same review score to both consoles. Thus breaking their own standards and providing undeniable evidence of their console bias. Lucky for me I only come to N4G to get my daily dose of gaming news and fanboyish comedy. Thus let the Console Wars Continue so that I may be amused.
gamespot has always been my favourite reviewer, i don't mind ign but they can be really inconsistent
IGN/Fox has sucked for almost 9 years... it's amazing that people ever when there
the best thing Gamespot has always had is the reviews. Their scores are incredibly accurate... I even decide if I'm going to like a game by GS score instead of Metacritics :D
The difference between the 2? Gamespot finally stopped being biased against the PS3 last year while IGN is STILL biased. So PS3 owners choose gamespot over IGN.
both sites suck.
Yes, and that's why I visit them more often also! Demon's Souls deserved all the praise it got.
This isn't anything new. They go back and forth at the #1 spot often. But I guess if you don't use that list this is news for you.
Gamers usually have little to no memories of even recent past of 3months ago most times lol I hear ya dude, all these sites are crap that's why I just don't bother with their forums anymore. I remember GS perma banned me during their xbox crusade back in 2007 cause I cursed out these gamers that said they'd play a game that had nazis killing jews as long as the gameplay was good. Not a day, week or month bann but perma bann. At that time we all knew PS3 gamers were being targeted for perma banns and their MODs watched and stalked well known pro PS3 gamers like hawks. I managed to stay away from them for a while but this particular topic just got me and they pounced! lol Then Gametrialers started their crusade around early 2007 too and before you know it - BAM! they got me again for this http://forums.gametrailers.... *** "Seems this viral marketing 'crap' headed by MS has caught on in some regard cause there's a general misconception that the PS3 isn't selling well. Well, if the PS3 isn't selling well after the biggest Viral marketing this industry has ever seen, at a higher price point than it's competitor then that must mean the 360 is dead in the water, why? Because the PS3 actually outsold the 360 from Jan 08 to Nov. 08 WW. Don't fall for the FUD, the PS3 is kicking serious ass and will continue to do so in 2009." *** Until that time I had gotten about 3 or 4 banns in as many years; 2 one day banns and a week bann plus the last bann I'd gotten before the perma bann was 6months aways. After that I just understood the agenda of these gaming sites and I just stayed away from their forums. I go to only small site forums now and PS.com... I frequent N4G for the "news" articles and their discussion but I do tend to stay away from N4G gaming forum though. Bottom line, all this crap was brought about with ONE particular company and they are well known for soiling every industry they enter. If you trust ANY of these gaming sites, you're just foolish cause THEY"RE ALL THE SAME. They're in competition with each other for ad$ so they act similar to one another to get paid.
Gamespot is not longer biased against the PS3. Meanwhile, IGN have gone biased against the PS3. When your PS3 section hate on PS3 games and PS3 gamers for no reason, do you really think PS3 gamers will come to your site anymore? You're going to lose a ton of traffic. Goodbye IGN.
I remember those days, its toned down a lot, but the fanboyism is still there I recently got a week ban myself in System Wars on Gamespot, someone was saying that GOW III was overrated (Which they are entitled to their opinion) but then they said they never actually played the game, but didn't need to in order to judge it. I pointed out why that logic fails and I got banned. Although, it was probably because I called him an idiot for thinking like that... lol But yeah, back in 2007 it was a banning of biblical proportions.
I used to love reading IGN, they have really great articles, reviews, previews etc. But in the past 12 months the advertisments on the site have just become insane. For example- I was trying to through the headlines and my entire screen disolved into a DS and I had to manuver my mouse (which had become a DS stylus) to close it down which took forever as it slowed my comp down so much. The adverts are killing my browser, causes it to freeze, slow down, click on them by mistake.. Its crazy! I understand why they have to sell advertisments but when it just kills the site experiance then no one is going to go to the site to in the first place.
Its funny that the only people complaning about IGN are ps3 fanboys. Probably just cause GOW3 didn't get 10/10 lol
Maybe IGN will make More and More Flamebait Articles to get more hits...
Been on the Final Fantasy 13 Threads really...... Forum Community is helpful. That way I see it, Every fanboy looking for "ammo" have their favorite Bias Site"
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Gamespot is the fairest reviewer out there, IMO. Well deserved.
Considering that I don't particularly like either of these sites (save for IGN's video content), this change doesn't really matter to me. Cool to see some competition though.
So Gamespot has become the "lesser of the two evils" now I see. Can't stand either of them.
I don't know why. Both of these sites are complete crap.
And this proves, once again, that internet peoples have no standards.
Ignorant Gaming Nobodies - IGN.
n4g > ign + gayspot
Also, I trust neither of these websites. After that whole fiasco with ol' what's-his-face from Gamestop and then that flamebait article saying Mass Effect 2 is clearly better than Uncharted 2 and finally a crap load of people getting laid off, I really don't give a sh!t about either of these. I just can't believe that gaming media is as corrupted as other news businesses. The best example I can think of - Final Fantasy 13 for the 360 getting reviewed higher than the PS3. What a fvcking joke. I'm through with these bullsh!tters. I'll take the smaller guys with ambition over corrupt greedy bastards.
They are just fvcking xbots, silly retarded bastards that live in a delusional world where Bill Gates is god and they are his almighty fat angels. Almost all the big North American websites are biased againts the PS3, wich is understandable for several reasons. However, this is slowly starting to change, alas is inevitable, the PS3 is a state of art product... the xbox360 sadly... is not...
forever and always
I remember checking alexa a few years ago and seeing gamespot on top of ign, then I checked again about a year ago and gamespot was still on top, also if you compare them on the site (which seems to be able to go back up to 2 years)you see that gamespot was always a bit ahead. So it's not really news, no research seems to have gone into this article.
I prefer Gamespot, IGNs website is a clusterfuk.
Gamespot is my preference as well. They give out so many beta codes and I usually get one and their reviews are more reasonable than IGN.
too all the bots on n4g: please migrate to gamespot, it's bot heaven there! you'll feel right at home.
IGN's redesigns have definitely made it difficult to browse their because nothing is where you expect it to be and requires a ton of extra clicks. But really, I stopped visiting IGN quite some time ago when I saw them start posting a bunch of flame bait articles as if they were a fan site for cheap hits. GameSpot I can't browse either cause their design is a real mess, especially the game and review pages where info is just all over the damn place. For the most part I don't actually read too many game sites other than N4G since it's an easy way to see what's going on around a lot of sites. Other than that, I stick to magazines.
it gives me the overall picture. relying on one single site to know about games is a foolish thing to do. i really dont visit any of these sites, if i find something interesting then maybe.
Gamespot has better reviews and writers. But IGN has the Jace Hall Show which is very nice too.
I hate Gamespot... never any significant news and their reviews suck.
Ign's reviews have gotten worse and worse...... Check their bad company 2 review for a few laughs
Hilarious! They actually rated it higher then what it's averaging on Metacritic... obviously paid off by- well... somebody paid them to write that review.
I still dont trust Gamespot reviews.
Gamespot for me is Just for Reviews , Since they Give out Very Fair Reviews and Generally don"t get Swept by the Hype Wave, However their articles are almost as bad as IGn in Pro 360 flavour. For awesome Articles i Visit Gamesradar , Awesomely funny articles and they don"t take anything too seriously plus they give 10"s like Cupcakes , thus their"s no Dispute.
Gamespot is the best
Gamespot is the best and legend
I prefer IGN because they downplay PS3 exclusives.It satisfies my need to manipulate the PS3 fanboys on N4G through carefully orchestrated reactions.
you clever criminal...
Ign better start kissing the ps3 butt and telling the truth about what games are the best and quit that bias crap. gamespot has been keeping it real rateing the ps3 versions higher like with DA origins etc. I hope the rest of ign gets destroyed as well as these othere bias sites who dont know who is running this gen now. If any ign enployees are reading now you better get your act together or you gonna be jobless bros. Dont mess with the ps3.
Giantbomb is brilliant.
I've always preferred Gamespot, and besides, that site is generally quicker to load/browse than IGN.
they r repressed nerds with horrible taste for the most part i find gamespot reviews to be a lot more honest these days giving demon souls game of the year mad me respect them alot more as for gametrailers...they gave it to modern warfare 2 i lost alot of respect for them for that one
Haven't been on either of them in over 5 years, I only go on N4G now. Which is why I'd like it if the forums worked from the PS3 Browser.
They do work from the PS3 browser. I use it for N4G all the time.
Can't say I'm surprised ign has been going downhill.
Where do they get there facts from? Gamespot have been ahead of IGN for quite a long time now. Take a look for yourself: http://www.alexa.com/sitein... - you'll need to type ign.com in the bottom to get the sites to compare, looking at the graph, gamespot have been ahead of them nearly the whole time. If anything, IGN are the ones catching up with gamespot.
just look at their reviews of late....site has turned into an sell out for advertisements ho bag
was covering games more equally (Nintendo games aren't featured nearly as often as hot stories, even when there's big news), added a video section, so that all the stories with videos would be in one place so that i could waste more time here, and perhaps a news program, running for 30 minutes to an hour, with a five minute version - exclusive news would start rolling in probably, (video game companies could even get their own news sections, but only news that's commented on would get hot, no more artifical hotness to stories) and then it'd stand a chance at being #1
No love for Giant Bomb?
My guess is it's due to Gamespot links being available directly from Bestbuy.com's video game section, as well as IGN's choice of primary, and at times only, game coverage being that of the XBOX360...like doesn't IGN know there are other systems out there to cover for the people that own those systems. Although Microsoft does run IGN so don't expect much to change any time soon. On a side note, it is sort of cool to have IGN on the XBOX everyday either on the "Spotlight, My Community, or Inside XBOX" blades.