Which GameSite to pay for??

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  1. dave_brogli

    dave_brogli Screenwriter

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    I really dont wanna lay down over 60 dollars a year to look at my favorite gamesites. So what I am asking all of you here is which ones are worth it for the money.... I used to love Gamespot but then they started charging and now you can barely look at anything without being a member. Then theres ign which I always thought was ok... but now you gotta pay. Then theres Gamers which I still dont think you need to pay for (but is the time coming)

    Well heres my question which site offers the newest news, most downloadable movies and all that other jazz, since I only want to pick out one site....... Or are there other sites I dont know about that are equally as good but free??

    Thanks Everyone!!!
     
  2. GlenHaag

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    I went out and got an IGN subscription for $20 bucks for the year. I'm pretty happy with it thus far... although the download speeds for the movies and such seem to be starting to suffer a bit.

    I agree with you about Gamespot. I used to be a big fan of it, but now I'm having a hard time finding general information on the site.

    Btw, Where are you from in Wisconsin?

    Sun Prairie, here.

    Glen
     
  3. dave_brogli

    dave_brogli Screenwriter

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    im from Rhinelander Wisconsin. lol
     
  4. Andre F

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    I'd love to do the Gamespot thing, but I just can't bring myself to do it...
     
  5. Dave E H

    Dave E H Supporting Actor

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    I am tempted to get an IGN sub - I think that unless IGN does well, snowbal will disappear completely, and I think that would be a shame. I've always liked ign best and 20 seems reasonable. what other benefits fo you get? The only thing that I ever see that I want is instant access to reviews.
     
  6. GlenHaag

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    Um, access to more pictures and videos each day. I think you're limited to 5 per day without the subscription.
    Other than that, entries to win free games and the like.
    I really don't know what else they offer. Kind of sad. [​IMG]
    Glen
     
  7. Dave Falasco

    Dave Falasco Screenwriter

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    IGN offers game guides, for one. I'm tempted to join just for the 2K3 guide. I've got a gamespot membership now, and it's okay but nothing spectacular. Maybe it's just a case of the grass being greener, but it seems like IGN has cooler features for their insiders. I'm sticking with GS, though, at least for the first year.
     
  8. millercv

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    I'm an IGN member and I like it - I've used several of the guides in a pinch and they saved me much frustration [​IMG]
     
  9. Travis Kolesar

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    i'd think about ign just because the price is right, close to that of a magazine subscription and the info is much more current....
     
  10. Duane Robinson

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    Personally I wouldn't pay for any of them. If you're resourceful you can find stuff all over the Internet. Reviews can be found at sites like Gamerreview.com or Gamerankings.com if you just want the score in most cases or don't mind waiting a few days for IGN to unass their reviews. GS allows the reviews to be seen for like a week or something and their are a lot of other sites. Pictures can be found on a lot of sites along with previews and whatnot. And game guides can be found all over the net at sites like Gamefaqs and whatnot for free. The only way I would recommend one of these pay sites is if you have broadband and watch a lot of movies. If you do then paying for IGn would seem to be the most reasonable of the bunch. But that's just my opinion on the whole thing since paying for video game information on the net is like paying for porn on the net. Way too much free stuff if you know where to look for me to justify paying for it.
     
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  12. dave_brogli

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    Well I paid for my sub to IGN and so far so good..... have no complaints....
    Thanks Everyone for your info!!
     
  13. Tom_Maher

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    I have a subscription to IGN Insider and so far, I must say it has been a good deal, especially for the guides and movies (though, admittedly, the servers have been slow of late). The Gamespot Complete membership looks tempting as well, but I'm not sure I want to shell out for two online subscriptions. And Duane, GREAT sig [​IMG].
     
  14. Graeme Clark

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    I have no idea why anyone would want to pay for IGN over Gamespot. But I guess that's just me. If I had the great desire to pay for either of the sites, and an easy method of payment, then the $20 would be going to the guys at the spot.
     
  15. Ricky Hustle

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    Gamespot for me too. The intelligence level is three times what it is over at IGN. IGN's site looks like it's put together by amateurs, and their reviews read like they were written by kids.
     

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