Play-mag says: "N4G: newsy nirvana or game-based godawfulness? I don’t actually agree with either of those. I do think it’s not the best source for gaming news, however."
lol what's is N4G account? N4G is more of a Sensationalism gaming Website.
N4G delivers great news, imo! It's the comments however, that are extremely biased. The PS3 fan'boy's here make it hard to support another console. I hate people who support only one console, and trash others. Yes, I'm talking about YOU!
Dude shut up, call out all fanboys not just the one's who support the ps3.
N4G delivers great news? does flame-bait blog articles count? It's also repetitive too.
Yeah, They are hiding atm, nothing to brag about with their lackluster lineup. The only time I'm expecting xbox fanboys to come out is when Halo Reach get rave reviews and big sale numbers.
actually i think your wrong.. i see more 360 trolls on ps3 articles than ps3 ones on 360 articles.. and the 360 fanboys are always so petty and immature(dont get me wrong there are immature ps3 ones too) but usually its ps3 owners stating FACTS, but apparently thats worse than stating false 'disses' and if anything your just as bad, because you attacked ONLY ps3 fanboys, if you were so much about "more than one console" you would know that all platforms have fanboys, me personally i play pc & ps3.. and i only ever see FACTS being stated against 360 fanboys, but if thats so bad then "guilty"
All you fanboys are morons, deal with it.
I wish ppl with one bubble had their comments hiden by default, it would make comment section a lot better.
PS3 fanboys. 360 fanboys. PC fanboys. Let's face it: N4G has been passed between the hands of 360 fanboys and PS3 fanboys back and forth. Apparently now that the PS3 is more popular and is talked about in a more positive light, N4Gers seem to forget the absolute 360-cesspool this site was 1 1/2 to 2 years ago (which was around the time I first joined). There were "Blu Ray is dead" articles LITERALLY every hour, on the hour. There were "Will PS3 be Sony's final console?" articles LITERALLY every hour, on the hour. On the flip side, articles about the continuing RRoD problem and other negative 360 articles were constantly shouted down and anyone making any negative comments against the 360 were constantly de-bubbled, sent to the "Open Zone" for "trolling", and generally ostracized. And let's not forget all of the comments constantly linking to Metacritic scores. 360 fanboys used to LOVE to gloat using Meta, but not anymore it seems.
Both Xbox and Playstation fanboys on N4G are as bad as each other. A person dares not to saw something thats biased towards one console or you will get lots of disagrees on N4G. Another thing about N4G is you see people getting disagrees where theres nothing to disagree with or the people who disagree have no clue what they are disagreeing with.
People should just look at the numbers in the forums. It's painfully obvious that this site has more PS3 users, and with a larger amount of people, of course there will be more fanboys.
@multi Yes, 360 news gets posted here but the problem I think is that PS3 news and double standards are more accepted. You can joke about the 360 and people will see it as a light hearted joke, but when u do it for the PS3, u are trolling. When M.E was announced for PS3 the first comment mentioned how UC2 was superior and so many agreed. Yet someone who posts that he'd rather play M.E over UC2 because of personal preference got more disagrees than agrees. I don't blame the PS3 users-- what I find fault with is how the community can control the whole site. GWAVE said it best, the site just goes into the hands of the fanboys no matter who. Right now it's the PS3 fanbase, before it was the Xbox fanbase. The problem for me isn't that PS3 fanboys dominate-- there is a good reason for the Pro-PS3 attitude and the criticism of MS lately. The problem comes in how one side, no matter who, can overrun the place. It kills discussions and thinking when a majority who think the same way can chase away people who may have different opinions. Anyways, N4G is a good central hub, but it is equally a pool of junk by junk sites. There is just an overpopulation of junk websites that, in order to stay relevant, rely on top 10 lists and hit-seeking articles to get noticed. And the community just eats it up.
n4g is not what it should be. because the "gamers" on here are in the minority. it's the fanboys that dominate this site, and the mods/admin refuse to address the situation. they dont want to weild the banhammer, because it will drive people away, lose hits and lose revenue for the site. it's the community that make n4g what it is...a nasty cesspool of little fanboy cretins! and because of this, there is a legion of nothing blog sites that masquerade as decent sites writing nothing but trash just for hits and to continue this pathetic fanboy war! trashy little nothing sites know that they can get hits from this site, and can get plenty of hits if they write something of a certain flavour...... donc voila, loads and loads of crap giantbomb, it does try to function like n4g. obviously it doesnt have the rapid quick-fire articles and occasional news pieces that n4g has, but does by a long way have a far better non-fanboy community than n4g. bottom line, a large majority dont really want news, they just want to come on here and vent their pathetic fanboy tendencies in stupid bias blogs that have been wrote especially for them. i could continue.... n4g...lol what a joke. this site should just be renamed blogs4fanboys. and the gamers should go somewhere else, like giantbomb, and help them create something the n4g has totally failed to do...
"IF there are so many Sony fanboys Why do i see so many useless articles for Xbox?? " Because the point of a contributor is to post as many news worthy articles(of course that is debatable) as possible. Fanboys =/= article. There is a difference( DURRRRRRRRRRRRRR). And believe it or not, the PS3 fanboys are the majority here. I mean just look at the Agree-Disagree balance when it comes comments.
Veterans of this site 2+ years, know the deal this site changes depending on whats happening in gaming. FACT is that there should be no more EFFFING THE DOOMED articles if all the fanboys of all sides respect that this site will improve.
When people get banned for pointing out 360 is in last place I will believe this is a 360 site. Been coming here for almost 3 years now and never have I seen anything but Sony fanboys running rampant being given a free pass by Sony fanboy mods who would ban anyone having anything remotely negative about PS3 regardless of whether it is true. I remember one time a fanboy posted false sales numbers putting PS3 in first instead of 3rd. I pointed that out in an article and got a 3 day ban for it.
what would really improve this site is remove the agree / disagree system and star system. Also bring back to open comment area. Also more moderators and more control over the comments is needed. The approve system for News articles needs to be improved also. Any news article shouldnt go to the front page if it has more than 3 disaproves , but the disaproves need to have a good reason for the disaprove.
You comments is hands down the best and most truthfull comment I've ever read on this entire site ever! I've been trying to say that for a good while but nobody believes me it seems. Read all my 4 comments here --> http://n4g.com/news/583930/... and look at the replies and amount of disagrees they get. What is it with truth and this site? Yes I'm calling you out heroprotagonist (the guy literally stalked me in that news)! @ alpha-male Were you here 2-3 years ago when the x360fans and THE MEDIA had a good go on Sony and PS3?
Oh the irony in your comment.... you fanboy....
You don't even HAVE to read the comments people leave to get "news"...You could go straight from headline to story link without reading/participating in any douchebaggery (on ANY side). And because of that separation/ability N4G can deliver it's intent.
There is no systemic reason that would have allowed PS3 "fanboys" to dominate this place. There is also no evidence that the situation is anything like what the 360 camp perceives. In fact, the balance of comments in this thread quite obviously disproves the very claim that some try to make. Perhaps the some of you are just not used to seeing a more balanced representation of both sides.
Darkcharizard don't try blaming this on the PS3 fanboys the 360 fanboys post the most illogical ignorant shit I cant even stand it, i'm about to add every one of them to block list, they say things that make no sense at all, I think I will save every comment to a document and show you all the retarded comments later, I can promise you will loose brain cells
What a crock of shit. As you can see from the comments above me this site was overun by 360 fanboys 2-3 years ago. PS3 doomed articles were everywhere, all the time. Now the tables have turned because the ps3 has had tremendous momentum and now there are more ps3 fanboys on this site. Also i got banned for 3 days last week and lost a bubble because i said the mods are not doing their jobs properly.
Is this the first time play-mag has been to N4G because really, when there isn't a huge conference on, the BIG news is always 1000 degrees. Bioshock Infinite was announced on N4G WAAAAAAYYY before it went to IGN or even CVG (who seem to be pretty damn fast). There ARE niche articles that make it to the front. As a contributor I will only report an article if it's flamebait or if it is badly edited, and I'll admit I love my PS3. But that won't stop me approving every Halo : Reach article out there, because it's a worthwhile read and I won't ruin it for people who like reading it.
. "As a contributor I will only report an article if it's flamebait or if it is badly edited, and I'll admit I love my PS3. But that won't stop me approving every Halo : Reach article out there, because it's a worthwhile read and I won't ruin it for people who like reading it." BUBBLES+ well said.
The site is good at getting all kinds of information from one site rather than going to many different ones. It's not like it's N4G's fault though that flamebait always gets submitted, it's the no name bloggers (and some better known bloggers) that write the flamebait then it gets approved here nothing more.
N4G would actually have to moderate otherwise. And who does that? lol
"OK so we put N4G inside N4G, now what?" "WE NEED TO GO DEEPER" INCEPTION.
haha funny shit
was a good site a while ago, then it got invaded by the wanna be blogs and HHG I miss the old N4G before people realized you could get traffic from it, before every article got approved, before HHG and his terrible fake news, before every article was to simply rile the fanboys real news is cool, most of this stuff sucks
i have to agree the old n4g was way better.. my new site aims to be like the old n4g, Costing me shit loads of money tho
I think N4G is one of the best for gaming news, but like others have said its the comments that can ruin it sometimes
Best site ever!! Yes there is some bad comments, but I love reading comments from veriest gamers!!
I agree. I love this site. This site wouldnt be complete without the stealth or blatant trolling people around lol. If only the Open Zone is here... :(
. Before reading the articles, I love to read the comments first. Whether or not the article worth a reading / a click, I used to read on how N4G users react to the article / news.
I loved N4G when i first found out about it; a place where you can find any gaming news from any site as soon as it happens + the ability to discuss the news with fellow gamers. Now it's just articles trying to get hits (i swear some sites purely rely on traffic via N4G by posting flamebate articles constantly) and fanboys and mutliple accounts arguing and spamming
There needs to be a means of having an article unapproved by popular vote once it's been approved if you ask me. Right now one guy on a few alts can approve their article by themselves, which is just BS.
Lol and Play-mag is? N4G is great for the most part. For people like me who also like niche Japanese games for example, it makes it easier than digging through the less well known sites to find info on Tales of Graces F for example. That kind of news doesn't make headlines on IGN, Gamespot etc etc Just you also have a ridiculous amount of top 10 this, blog opinion pieces, flamebait and a saturation of useless sales jargon
Sorry this site has very few relavent news, since I was introduced to this site I have only discovered that alot of the news shown on here is sourced from wanna be game sites and wanna be game critics who havent got the slightest bit of sense but yet seem to have alot of the so called mature games on this site agreeing and assuming because they own a pc or games console that the ones they dont own are for some reason inferior. Compared to alot of other sites I do use, this site has by far got the fewest relavent news in my opinion If the mods on this site wanted to give you relavent news articles they would but they dont, they just look out for anything mediocre to get gamers wound up one way or the other.
"Compared to alot of other sites I do use, this site has by far got the fewest relavent news in my opinion" Care to list those sites? I'm dying to know.. What I like about N4G is getting the news from all angles.. You can easily spot the spin some cranky/biased journalist put on his story, when you get the same story from 4/5 other sources. Makes the truth more clear. And makes it much easier to read between the lines. Also, people forget that N4G is run by it's community.. You don't like these articles? --> Submit your own!! ps: How many of you would even know play-mag.co.uk even existed if it wasn't for N4G? ...That's what I thought.
Inform me how I can submit my own news and I will gladly do it! IGN Gamespot Gametrailers Megagames Otaku-chic Joystiq Gamefaqs Gamespy Planetxbox360 Gamesradar 1UP kotaku and yes visit all those site to get news!
Just take the contributor test, pass it, and you'll be on your way. And those sites you list are already well represented on N4G, or over-represented in Kotaku's case.. :D Otaku-chic? Never heard of that, sounds like it might be Kotaku without the obvious bias, or give me a virus..
It should just be renamed to News 4 Fanboys and be done with it.
who the hell curse N4G?? i'll give them KINECT as a punishment. i'll bet they will repent in about 5 minutes trying to make it work.
and raped my father.
Did it make your dog lick his balls?
No that was me :)
it's just a damn website this is not real life it's just for entertainment. i swear man some people take the internet way too serious and cry like little babies. i have preferences nobody gonna change that i'm just on n4g to chat and have a few laughs that's it.
N4G = Home of trolls and fanboys.
So true. Fanboys on this site are the most annoying. It's like a battlefield here everyday
60% of the comments on this site are ppl complaining about fanboys... you "fanboy-complainers" ruin this site more than the actual fanboys themselves.
just somebody rambling about n4g... it doesnt have a point.
While I visit the site and try to weed through to get to the good articles, anything remotely good gets lost in this cesspool of "top 5 list of top ten lists of top 20 things why whatever is great". How many f&^%ing top whatevers do we need? Then there's the constant fanboy BS that NEVER stops. I'm glad another website had the balls to write about this site, as quite frankly it's ruined by all the fanboyism. Wouldn't it be great if N4G did actually report on good articles, previews, interviews, etc and everyone had a normal conversation why they like that particular piece of news, instead of what's really happening here? One can only hope as N4G CAN be a great place. At the moment though, it's nothing but a children's playground.
Theres that word again..."cesspool". Seems to get associated with this site quite alot...i do agree and one day i will actually sac up and delete this account (i dont have an account with any other gamesites). In the long run i dont think this is a good place for talking sensibly about games..but when i read the comments on othersites i realise that generally "gamers" are incapable of conversation. Its all the same smart mouthed, side-picking antics no matter wich site you visit. Its not N4G that is at fault but the immature, fragmented video game playing community.
It's not that N4G is bad, it's that the moderators don't do anything about all the idiots that use this site, which is why they come here in the first place.
i've been here for a few years now, I used to go by the name of rowsdower. You cant stop fanboys, they will always be there like flies on shit. You cant stop people form posting flamebait because that this the life blood of online gaming news, appealing to the lowest common denominator has always been a proven way to attract the largest audience, or to go with my analogy the way to attract the most flies is to supply them with the largest piece of shit possible. So in the end N4G will never change, the only real choice is to ignore it. If you cant handle the smell in here you are better off leaving. I come back because a part of me wants to be outraged and annoyed by the flamebait and fanboys. Though it can get tiring. In the end I dont think n4g is bad for gaming news, I think n4g and gaming news are bad for gaming and gamers. They get in the middle of the conversation and selfishly instigate fights. Start controversies where there are none, write titles with statements then put a ? at the end of it as if that absolves them of their irresponsibility. I could go on and on. Now a days I feel real gamers are the folks who just love and enjoy gaming, and the ones I talk to who seem to be having the most fun are folks who dont come to n4g. Also most gamers out there dont come here and especially dont comment, we here are a small group. A vocal minority, all sound and fury signifying nothing.
well said..have a bubble for what its worth ( which aint much).
Can we not agree that if N4G didn't have good content, we wouldn't be here? I love N4G, trolls and all.
BUT AT LEAST HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY... A POINT! the article just read like somebody winging. yes, n4g is full of idiots, yes there is a lot of junk 'news,' but there is also a lot of good games industry coverage.
Get off the internet.
well there is gamingeverything or nintendo everything (if i just wanna search ninty only) for gaming news so i wont have a problem dropping n4g. that said i like reading commetns fomr this place a good basis for research on the mind of a troll gamer.
N4G is no longer "news" 4 gamers. This site is full of wish lists, top 10 lists, and other articles which aren't news. If you want to keep up with all the news, go to gametab.com
News is factual right? I posted a story from TQcast.com that was actually factual here: http://n4g.com/news/582895/... Got no attention and did not get approved for a whole day because it was buried under FIFTY articles talking about Gamescon or the Game of the Week. Cliffy B said he wanted us to post news and not "flamebait." There it was. News...factual news. Dualshockers.com posted an article about the PSP Phone entitled something like the "PSP Phone is Good for Everybody except Sony." It contained almost no factual information and the stuff it did try to make sound factual was wrong. It got over 300 heat. Absolutely nobody even seemed to fact check it either in the comments. Basically, people don't care about news. They care about opinions and getting their own out there. N4G is all about what's popular. All the good stories and news like the article I read about the materials used to make consoles are buried underneath crap. I believe they should limit the number of people who can post stories even further. If you're not a staff member of that website, you shouldn't be allowed to post news here period. Not only that, but if you're the owner of a site that continues to post flamebait or repeat stories, you and any news linking to your site should be banned from N4G. Furthermore, I believe each article posted on here should have some type of Poll or Slide meter on it showcasing the website's credibility. That way each time they post, we can voice our opinions on the quality of their work. They can post all that want but if the quality is crap, then we wouldn't have to waste our times when we see articles from said sites. Anybody that wants to post not on the staff of a website could use their Blog options on N4G instead.
just the way it is...fanboys and all
I joined in 2008 I think, what I noticed is the shift of fanboy power shifts just like political parties do. A few years ago the 360 fanboys ruled the site, but as the Sony got thier act together things changed the power shifted
The thing is N4G doesn’t make the topics it just collect topic around the world and filtering them by number of views. So as I said N4G doesn’t write those articles just collects them in one place for everyone to read and judge. Thanks to N4G I read so many interesting things and not to say it updates every 1min if they just announce something im sure N4G its already posted there so it’s a really good website for information. Before N4G my gaming website was CVG.com and all their new are being filered there. So stop hating on N4G as it only collects articles not write them