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Outside of VGG, where do you read about gaming?
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Hardly anywhere. But very recently I've started peeking into the Paradox forum for Age of Wonders III, since I play the game all the time.

In the past, when I was into Civilization, I'd likewise browse around the Civ Fanatics site.

Usually my reading is on a game-by-game basis that way. But every now and then I see something like the Rock, Paper, Shotgun list of top games, and I'll read through that to see what I might be missing.

I've never found my kind of place to read about games and gaming, but VGG comes closest. Everywhere else I've looked, conversation threads are dominated by technical queries or advanced discussions by power gamers. Technical matters rarely concern me, and the advanced discussions go right over my head.

I like talking about the joy of playing my favorite games on an amateur, just-for-fun level. I may aspire to mastery, but when it comes to a game, I'm unlikely to want to work at achieving it.
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I follow Emily Short's blog. Other than that I mostly follow the links posted in our off topic work chat, since most of what goes in there is related to the video game industry - just not the game we're working on!
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Hardly anywhere. However improbable it seems in theory, I feel like, in reality, the internet has utterly failed when it comes to videogame culture and discussion. But, I suspect I feel that way because I grew up with 'phase 1' internet, which is definitely dying. If I had to guess, the most interesting exchanges probably take place via Discord, or in small twitch communities around lowkey streamers (one who I follow that fits this mold is Sajam).

GameFAQs, which I fondly remember from the first decade of the 2000s, is a shambling zombie. I can barely bring myself to browse forums there.

Fan wikis are almost always an incomplete, unreliable, haphazard mess. If you think about how bulletproof a wiki would have been for something like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion or Demon's Souls, equivalent resources for newer things are just awful.

One relatively new website, that for me captures the state of affairs perfectly, is called "beforeIplay." It's a minimalist website where the idea is for each game to have a simple page of bullet-point insights about a game that may not be immediately obvious to someone firing it up for the first time.

Almost without exception, though, information at beforeIplay is garbage. You can tell there's no scrutiny, no collaborative vetting of ideas, no standards, etc. Basically, no shared priority that any information provided actually hold up. Instead, it's an outlet for narcissism. I feel like I know something about this game, and I'm going to share that sense of know-it-all-ism on this website. Being correct or even just on solid ground is beside the point.

I hate the videogaming internet. Hate it.

Thanks for making me feel like an old man, Gabe.
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I check reddit.com/r/Games daily for news, and occasionally a discussion thread pops up that I peruse (they have a similar weekly "what have you been playing" thread). It's more of a news aggregator than a discussion board though.
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Gaming magazines or Gamespot and IGN.
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Every once in a while I get a game-related headline in my newsfeed, such as this one about Baldur's Gate 3.
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Because I've subscribed to a few gaming outlets on social media for contests, I now get updates in my feed from places like PC Gamer.
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r/patientgamers

Pretty much exactly my people.
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I mostly just check specific subreddits for games or game series that I like, like r/HiTMAN, r/STALKER, and r/XCOM.
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Any feed that pops up on my phone through my Google preferences.
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Recently I've started to follow Kotaku.com. It seems to be the news site most closely aligned with my interests, maybe because it's Australian?

I also have a few other sites on my Facebook: PS4 Daily News, Co-Optimus, TheGamer (mostly comedy), Pure Nintendo.
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I compile current and upcoming release and company news with the best writing and videos I find every week for the past 3 1/2 years or so, so I check gamesindustry.biz, gamasutra, kotaku, pcgamesn, paste, waypoint, pcgamer, eurogamer, usgamer, vg247, polygon, gematsu, rockpapershotgun, siliconera, game informer, etc. Smaller sites/blogs like zeal, bullet points, timber owls, heterotopias, deorbital, unwinnable, the digital antiquarian, etc. Check other compilations like critical distance and gamasutra's Deep Cuts.

Follow a few 100 people related to the industry on Twitter.

Check the better Youtbers like Noah Gervais, RagnarRox, hbomberguy, Michael Saba, Folding Ideas, Jacob Geller, Noclip, Satchbag's Goods, Cool Ghosts, Cloth Map, Daryl Talks Games, Writing On Games, Errant Signal, InnuendoStudios, Game Maker's Toolkit, Super Bunnyhop, History Respawned, Gameumentary, Game Score Fanfare, People Make Games, Raycevick, Dan Root, 8-bit Music Theory, Gaming Historian, Micah Edmonds, Pushing Up Roses, HeavyEyed, CoreAGaming, Adam Millard, AI and Games, etc.

I wouldn't use forums/reddit/game communities to find out or keep up with games though.
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I barely even read VGG!
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general news?
-Google's been flinging random feeds my way (and in the same cool and creepy way, has been pretty decent at delivering sufficiently relevant news).
-Another would be Ars Technica (I even read bg stuff on there ), but mirroring another user, I hardly read that
-oddly enough, Quora has been used, even though "not on purpose"

specific stuff?
-for StarCraft 2 Coop, and Sc2 in general..
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Blizzard's own forums (which they changed to some new system. No more downvoting, but you can now see who upvoted for individual posts. Also got some "deluxe" features.
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Sometimes I read the random news articles that show up on my phone, but I don't really have any other dedicated place I go to. If I am looking for something specific, I will just google it and click on whichever ones sound interesting.
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Outside of VGG, I don't really read a ton about gaming. If a headline catches my eye or I hear some rumblings, I'll read a random article or do a quick Google search. The one exception is GiantBomb. I've always had a lot of respect for Jeff Gerstmann, so I go to those guys for their initial impressions, news, and reviews from time to time. Their podcast is also great, though it's too long for me to listen to every episode these days.
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dysjunct wrote:
I barely even read VGG!
I gotta confess, when I'm on BGG, I don't really keep up on new stuff. Whatever crosses my way by way of other posters. I am subscribed to the iOS Board Games and BGG News blogs, but even then, it's usually a cursory glance at the stuff.
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I don't come here for news at all, of course (who would) but mostly for some nice interactions and thoughts from older videogaming fans.

If I want PC gaming news, I usually hit up RPS, though I'm not fond of their political or social slant at all. It's blatant and unnecessary and ruins what might be otherwise a great article. But that's all I'll say about that.

Facebook pages sometimes will inform me as well (for the big companies). I sometimes find Reddit helpful but again, more for discussions than anything else.

I never use a YouTube goofball for anything. They're next to useless.
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