Do you think Gamespot is horrible?

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Poll Do you think Gamespot is horrible? (48 votes)

Yes 40%
No 60%

Like it’s very frustrating to watch a video always, and the reviewers base their scores on things that you could care less about or boring and read the same.

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#1 dragonfly110
Member since 2008 • 27928 Posts

No, I still enjoy the site. I admittedly prefer the content on Giantbomb by a significant margin, but I like the way this site itself is set up a little more.

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#2 thehig1
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Apart from the forum I wouldn't know, I never explore anything else on the site.

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#3  Edited By Jackamomo
Member since 2017 • 2157 Posts

I got a bit antsy about juvenile or dismissive comments and got quite annoyed early on. I've been on the forum about 5 months and been banned 3 times already. I thought I was permabanned!

But then I remembered I'm talking 1) to people much younger than me and 2) this is the internet. Then I mellowed out a little bit and learnt that if you start a thread trying to bash the snes it will be locked without a stated reason.

Otherwise it's ok. The performance of the javascript though is very poor and is one of the slowest websites I visit.

But overall I gave it a yes.

EDIT: Oh the website not the forum!

Yeah Gamespot used to be my go to website for games stories about 10 years ago. Now it's a mess from a presentational standpoint which I put lot of stock into. It's like, do I read a glossy magazine or some cheap pamphlet someone copied themselves on a laser printer? I would go to IGN for game stories now.

Also the stories are utterly bland. Go to Rock Paper Shotgun for interesting or well written articles. It does feel a bit like buzzfeed. Very stock internet website really. The forums are completely nuts though!

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#4 uninspiredcup  Online
Member since 2013 • 39741 Posts

Very click-baity, buzzfeed now.

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#5 deactivated-5e90a3763ea91
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Like I've said a few times here before, I still like GameSpot (I do still visit, after all); I just don't know how many more years this will go on for.

When they went to the trouble of updating GS a few years back, I think they overlooked a lot of things that could have made the new layout better than it is. They modernized GS and made it into a full-on entertainment website, but in the process a lot of user options and features kind of fell by the wayside or were an afterthought.

If I had a button I could press to delete every single blog entry I've made in an instant, that would be nice. If blogs worked the way they used to and were featured, that would increase user interest. It's stupid that following other users and following games adds them to the same list.

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#6 Mickeyminime
Member since 2008 • 1488 Posts

The site isn't perfect, but it's also not terrible either. It's above average, but i would like to see the ads on the videos removed. It's a huge put off and makes me watch less and less videos. I do miss certain shows on here from a few years ago like Skryims top 5 mods and the one with the guy with the glasses going on about random things. I can't remember it, but i believed it had a slight mexican theme to it or something. The guy went nuts with everyone over people threatening a staff member because they didn't agree with his or her score for a game released ages ago

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#7 TryIt
Member since 2017 • 13157 Posts

I havent watched a review from a 'game review site' is years. they are all full of crap

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#8 Todddow
Member since 2017 • 915 Posts

I use Google Chrome and turned the annoying vids off on this site. I scratch my head at some of the reviews here, but that's normal I guess. I highly prefer certain things in games, or I don't really enjoy them.

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#9  Edited By LimitlessHalf
Member since 2018 • 19 Posts

I used to laugh at the timeline of disparity in review scores. The forums are pretty relaxed, compared to other gaming forums, so they've got that going for them.

Last I remember, a review would have a starting minimum score based on visual quality. A POS game visually would start at a minimum of 5, while a good game visually would start at a minimum of 7. After that, no matter how horrible the actual game was, it wouldn't go below that base score.

However, I hadn't been on for a few months and apparently things changed! Read a review yesterday about Conan Exiles looking awesome, having awesome content, yet somehow totally sucking, and it got a score of 3.

On a side note, I always assumed GameSpot was the bigger, more corporate controlled gaming website out of the list of websites it is attached to. Maybe I was wrong? Though typically a community and/or volunteer moderated website or game would still have more, consistency.

Either way, I like the website in general and I appreciate the ability to complain about pretty much anything without feeling the ban hammer.

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#10  Edited By uninspiredcup  Online
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Noticed they've started randomly removing user-comments and added a "no tolerance" warning above the comments section.

Starting to think they might not like us.

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#11 Gaming-Planet
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They copy content from much greater individuals.

They have the dumb auto play.

Oh, and they've gotten quite SJW-y.

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#12 bgres077
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It's not horrible, but it's a shell of its former self. Forums and Unions were the life blood of this website 10 years ago, then they neutered them and went the Buzzfeed route. The content is lacking, I much prefer Giantbomb and IGN for actual gaming news.

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#13 deactivated-5e5d7e6d61227
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I do the same thing....

@thehig1 said:

Apart from the forum I wouldn't know, I never explore anything else on the site.

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#14 Kadin_Kai
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@undefined: I think GS is a good site. Shame many of the older reviewers have gone. Kevin Vanord was probably the best reviewer.

There are problems with GS! The whole Potato Mode thing was really annoying, some of the articles are clearly click bait and wholly pointless.

But despite that, I think they provide decent independent review of games (although sometimes controversial such as the review of the new Tomb Raider game).

I used to read IGN, but after watching a video where two members of staff basically insulted people who wrote comments found on Amazon, I stopped reading their site and ignored all the videos that appear on YouTube.

Eurogamer is also quite good and I enjoy Digital Foundry. Actually, I would welcome GS doing some technical articles regarding performance, frame rates and etc... and maybe more feature type articles or videos!

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#15 VFighter
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I dont mind the site, the message boards though are WAY to cluttered with trolls and lets be honest, idiots. I'm sure system wars was fun at some point, but watching 40 and 50 year old man babies post meme after meme back and forth and attacking the plastic box they don't like is really pathetic and old now.

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#17 Sevenizz
Member since 2010 • 4921 Posts

Well, they’ve had better days.