I know it's not exactly a new conversation by any stretch of the imagination but I want to see if anyone feels the same as me. I feel Gamespot has become a big joke where it was once great and my main resource for news/reviews etc. I am not pointing the finger squarely at Tom McShea and Carolyn Petit but they are the figureheads who have turned Gamespot in to a little whiney hipster niche site with quirky reviews where once kit was a great mainstream Gamer Site. I ask one thing from video game reviews. THAT THE REVIEWERS ACTUALLY LIKE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES!!!!!!
Some people think the total opposite to me but the at least the guys over at IGN actually come across that they like playing games as a hobby and pastime and don't treat every review like they would rather be doing something else - or speaking on something else - this is particularly apparent when a reviewer gets given a game to review in a genre that seems they have no interest in in the first place - for me a reviewer on a multi platform/multi genre video game website should have at least a wide taste of all or most genres in order to write an unbiased review OR someone who at least likes the genre and has experience of other games in the genre to compare should be given the review. Anything else is just bad management. Would a movie site give the review of the latest summer blockbuster to their resident 'thought provoking Eastern European art house' ponce and vice versa?
I know a review is a matter of opinion and all the other replies in Gamespots defence but their scores vary so drastically from their contemporaries on some of the biggest and industry's most respected releases that they have become nothing but a nasty little bad joke.
Oh and one last thing that Johnny from feedbackula is not funny in the slightest. He tries to by reading out comments he disagrees with in a sarcastic or stupid voice and gives no valid retorts other than his owns self worthy opinion... and you can tell he loves himself so much with his snooty morally superior idiot hippy intellectual face!!!!