PC Gamers, What is Your 'Go To' Website for PC Gaming News?

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#1 Posted by Cloud_imperium (14783 posts) -

I'm sure most of you just like me don't visit Gamespot primarily to learn about upcoming PC games or other stuff related to PC Gaming. Sure forums are awesome and we share different stuff with one another but there must a website that you guys visit first before coming here.

For the last 3.5+ years, dsogaming.com has been my 'go to' website for PC Gaming. I am not a fan of PCGamer.com anymore, and think that the website has gone downhill in recent years. On other hand Gamespot lacks enough PC gamers and PC related news.

Dsogaming on other hand is a fantastic website in my opinion. They cover a lot of games overlooked by big websites like Gamespot and IGN. What really impresses me is that, the website is run by less than 5 or so people (if I'm not mistaken) and 99% articles are written by just one guy. It really shows how lazy mainstream websites have become. In my opinion, game journalism is the easiest job in the world right now.

What is your main website for PC Gaming?

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#2 Posted by Realmjumper (713 posts) -

For me its Kotaku.com. Its great and has the important news about the latest games and older ones too. The articles are written well and its easy to navigate.

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#3 Posted by Howmakewood (5472 posts) -

Dso and Rock paper shotgun

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#4 Posted by madrocketeer (5746 posts) -

I still visit PC Gamer out of nostalgia; I used to buy and subscribe to their print editions. That being said, I prefer Rock Paper Shotgun these days.

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#5 Posted by pug987 (457 posts) -

Didn't know about dsogaming, I'll add it to the list of sites I follow.

Mentioned already but I frequent RockPaperShotgun. It isn't the fastest news site but it has nice articles and very good writing.

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#6 Edited by urbangamez (3375 posts) -

none really i just scan various from time to time and post on gamespot

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#7 Posted by NoodleFighter (9766 posts) -

dsogaming and rockpapershotgun are my go tos for PC gaming news now, PCgamer is kinda dead to me.

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#8 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

Nothing, because it's all worthy of tabloid trash from the grocery checkout line these days.

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#9 Posted by deactivated-5920bf77daa85 (3270 posts) -

GOG and Steam ^_^

Game releases is the only news I care about.

Youtube for hardware releases I guess

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#10 Edited by EducatingU_PCMR (1578 posts) -

For gaming news in general Eurogamer, for more PC content DSOG.

I used to visit IGN before, mostly because I liked the news format until it became a spam fest for Marvel and non-gaming shit. Seriously the amount of garbage is unbelievable. I still visit sometimes to have a laugh or two.

Let's not even talk about GameSpot news section, the perfect example of garbage gaming journalism, with every headline basically screaming "Pls, CLICK ON ME!"

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#11 Posted by Dark_sageX (3228 posts) -

Game-debate.com for me, best source for PC gaming imo

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#12 Posted by PredatorRules (12254 posts) -

Gamespot, will check the two sites you recommend.

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#13 Posted by Litchie (22458 posts) -

I visit rock paper shotgun once in a while. Other than that I just browse GameSpot's forums.

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#14 Posted by Cloud_imperium (14783 posts) -

@Dark_sageX said:

Game-debate.com for me, best source for PC gaming imo

Site looks interesting. Thanks for bringing this up.

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#15 Posted by Mordant221 (369 posts) -

LTT forums

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#16 Edited by doubutsuteki (3425 posts) -

None in particular. It's not really necessary anymore as I have more knowledge on games than pretty much any of those sites out there and I know what I'm personally after. I wouldn't trust just a single source for anything.

I guess that my "go to" sites would be GameFAQs and MobyGames.

Gamespot used to be good, but isn't really anymore. I hadn't even visited the site for 3½ years until just recently. The layout on the site has just gotten worse, and all kinds of information become harder to find than it used to be.

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#17 Posted by lordlors (6128 posts) -

Of all the gaming sites, Gamasutra.com is the best because it has it all including game development and finding a game-related job.

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#18 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13799 posts) -

youtube & twitter

Everything is trash now, and everything owned by vox & gawker is trash especially.

the last good PC gaming website was firingsquad and they died a few years back, gamespot was never good, the forums were the only decent part.

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#19 Posted by FelipeInside (28548 posts) -

@Cloud_imperium said:

What is your main website for PC Gaming?

PCGamer of course :)

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#20 Edited by PredatorRules (12254 posts) -

I would like to add: segmentnext.com - articles are short and right to the point.

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#21 Posted by deactivated-5bda06edf37ee (4675 posts) -

DSOGaming seems nice. Rockpapershotgun has too much indie fluff, which is only rarely interesting.

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#22 Posted by doubutsuteki (3425 posts) -
@GummiRaccoon said:

youtube & twitter

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YouTube and Twitter? Get real.

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#23 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13799 posts) -

@doubutsuteki said:
@GummiRaccoon said:

youtube & twitter

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YouTube and Twitter? Get real.

Explain why that is a bad way to get news.

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#24 Posted by Ogreatgames (56 posts) -

PC gamer and reddit.

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#25 Posted by SaintSatan (1967 posts) -

Facebook works best for me.

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#26 Posted by brownsdragon (37 posts) -
@GummiRaccoon said:
@doubutsuteki said:
@GummiRaccoon said:

youtube & twitter

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YouTube and Twitter? Get real.

Explain why that is a bad way to get news.

I do admit, Gummi is right. While I never got into Twitter, I do know YouTube can be a good source. I love to watch popular youtubers, like Markiplier, play games. I found out a lot of cool games through them. I actually found out about games such as Minecraft a while back, thanks to those gamers.

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#27 Posted by Employee427 (489 posts) -

@Realmjumper said:

For me its Kotaku.com. Its great and has the important news about the latest games and older ones too. The articles are written well and its easy to navigate.

Please be joking.

Anyway, youtube and reddit.

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#28 Posted by R4gn4r0k (29166 posts) -

It's just that gamespot doesn't give a crap about smaller games.

They make millions of news articles a day about big stuff like Destiny and Pokemon Go, but almost never shine any light on smaller games.

My go to website for gaming news (PC and other) is Eurogamer. I really like the stuff they put out. And digital foundry articles can be very informative if you are interested in the tech side of games.

But I also get a lot of news from DSOgaming, though I barely visit the site.

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#29 Posted by MirkoS77 (13421 posts) -

Don't really have one. I hang out here and at Neogaf mostly and if something of interest to me is mentioned, then I'll use Google to look it up and visit all the sites I can to get as much info on it as I need.

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#30 Edited by punksterdaddy (1400 posts) -

Rock Paper Shotgun for me, Gamespot barely updates the PC page at all these days. Not that they did that often before.

For general news that I can get on gaming for my time zone, none of this waiting until 5pm GMT for new content I frequent Videogamer.com

You should have made a poll with this question.

Oh and PC Gamer, I can't believe I forgot about that but I rarely use it as often now, so that could be why.

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#31 Posted by Horgen (118534 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

Gamespot, will check the two sites you recommend.

Why didn't you say that you will ban anyone who doesn't say Gamespot is their first choice? I'm disappointed in you. :P

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#32 Posted by deactivated-59d151f079814 (47239 posts) -

YouTube or steam..

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#33 Edited by Whiteblade999 (5847 posts) -

Neogaf for most of my gaming news. I also check RPGCodex and Gamebanshee from time to time if I want to look up CRPG news. For a few specific series I use reddit.

Aside from Gamebanshee it is just skimming forums.

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#34 Posted by theReturnoftheG (89 posts) -

@madrocketeer said:

I still visit PC Gamer out of nostalgia; I used to buy and subscribe to their print editions. That being said, I prefer Rock Paper Shotgun these days.

Do they still make printed magazines? I used to buy them quite frequently, until they just stopped showing up at my local bookshop. I never found out if it was because they didn't publish them anymore or they just weren't delivering them here anymore.

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#35 Edited by madrocketeer (5746 posts) -

@thereturnoftheg:

Yep, they still publish the print editions. It's just that the circulation is quite low, so they won't always reach every bookshop out there.

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#36 Posted by BahamutKaiser (11 posts) -

I'm here because I'm looking for one, forums here feel too broad, articles seem to emphasize popular subjects rather than unknown Intel.

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#37 Posted by kweeni (11361 posts) -

For hardware news I lurk the Overclock.net forum once in a blue moon to see if there is anything interesting happening, other than that just Youtube.

For gaming news people usually mention something on the forums if there is anything interesting happening.

I don't really have a go to place for pc news. Only gaming sites I visit are Gamespot and N4G. The former barely reports pc news and with the latter I just check what's hot then close the page, lol. Maybe I'll look into some of the sites that were posted here.

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#38 Posted by lucidique (516 posts) -

@Realmjumper: Same, and almost as long as gamespot, to tell the truth. I gotta say i'm a bit divided with it. I love the gaming journalism, but i care little about the cosplaying side of it. Altough i guess it's in the name of the site... Oh well.

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#39 Posted by mismajor99 (5669 posts) -

Bluesnews.com is great for PC Gaming coverage, and as many others have said, Rock Paper Shotgun.

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#40 Posted by LordLOC (51 posts) -

Wow, I can't believe no one has said they go to Bluesnews.com Still a great PC-centric site, news is fairly fast flowing and its just a good old school site that does what its been doing for 20 years now.

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#41 Posted by jski (372 posts) -

@doubutsuteki Youtube is far more reliable as a source for information on videogames and serious game reviews and criticisms than any site out there, or you and all your "infinite wisdom". Schmuck.:

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#42 Posted by dmagnusson (51 posts) -

www.fz.se

For swedes :-)

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#43 Posted by gamertimeepicsend (3 posts) -

macs are better than pc, mac master raceeee

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#44 Posted by TryIt (12450 posts) -

ironically...zero of them.

I go to various youtube channels I follow, game journalists just do not cover games I care about....unless its too late

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#45 Posted by zatorys (633 posts) -

n4g works fine so far

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#46 Posted by attirex (1471 posts) -

@jski, can you revive actual corpses, in addition to two-year old threads? If so, your mom must be proud.

Mods, lock this thread. Thanks.

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#47 Posted by Yams1980 (3040 posts) -

www.dualshockers.com - its a simple straight forward game news and has some reviews as well. Doesn't fill up its news stories with just fortnite news like gamespot does.

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#48 Posted by MonsieurX (38254 posts) -

2 years old necro thread

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#49 Posted by Ezekiel43 (625 posts) -

Gaming news isn't worth reading up on. I get the snippets I need from forums.

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#50 Posted by lucidique (516 posts) -
@employee427 said:
@Realmjumper said:

For me its Kotaku.com. Its great and has the important news about the latest games and older ones too. The articles are written well and its easy to navigate.

Please be joking.

Anyway, youtube and reddit.

Why would he be joking?

I visit multiple websites, and have been a frequent reader of Kotaku for well over a decade.