Video games continue to take over the world in ways we never could have imagined. Some notable developments include VR and Mario on mobile. New games come out every single day and updates about existing and upcoming games are waiting to be read. Gamers are hungry for news on their favorite games and on the industry itself. Where do you go when you need to know the latest gaming news? Hopefully you’re not getting your game news from Facebook. These are the top 10 gaming news sites you should check out for coverage about your favorite games.
Game Informer is one of the few websites that still publishes a monthly physical magazine. You can expect news, reviews, opinion pieces, and exclusive interviews with game developers on this website. Game Informer is classy and to the point on most topics. They don’t rely on click bait titles and possess an air of professionalism that few other websites do. You can also purchase a year of their magazine digitally, available on almost all platforms.
Kotaku is definitely more Japanese-focused than any of the other websites on this list. You will also notice that they don’t hold back when it comes to opinions, opinions they hold very strongly. I would say Kotaku’s charm comes from the fact that it’s chaotic fun. They have features about Japan, art posts, and cosplay articles, along with other stranger posts. Make them part of your daily routine if you’re looking for a little bit of color in your video game coverage.
Kinda Funny Games
Kinda Funny is a project out of the minds of Greg Miller, Colin Moriarty, Tim Gettys, and Nick Scarpino. A mostly Patreon-funded endeavor, Kinda Funny is more of a video series than anything else. The personality driven video podcast focuses on love life, gaming, movies, politics, and more. Kinda Funny Games is the group’s attempt to cover what they see as important in the world of video games. They tend to favor Playstation over other platforms, but they don’t count out other platforms. Support this group on Patreon if you fall in love with their “buddy buddy” take on gaming.
Gamasutra focuses almost exclusively on the news of making and marketing of videos games. This is a great website to keep your eyes on if you’re hoping to work in the gaming industry one day. They even have a jobs section where game developers post job openings. They have a lot of articles written by people who have worked in the gaming industry, so there’s plenty to learn. You can even contribute to their blog if you’ve had your own experiences with the gaming industry.
Destructoid may seem like your typical gaming news site until you actually start reading it. Sure, it covers most of the same game news that other sites do, but there’s room for its own take on things. They’re a loud voice in a sea of video game critics. They also feature a vocal community and awesome robot mascot. What’s not to love?
Gamespot is a little straightforward in its news coverage and review methods, but that doesn’t stop it from being a fantastic gaming news site. They have plenty of video content and even the occasional giveaway for users. Check them out for nonstop video game coverage.
IGN features articles about games, movies, TV shows, and even comics. They’re one of the most popular gaming news sites and have been around for a long time. Many writers who began at IGN have gone on to work at gaming companies and other writing publications. Greg Miller of Kinda Funny actually began at IGN as a writer. IGN posts so many articles that you might need to pick a specific subcategory to follow, like PS4 or TV.
r/ Gaming (Reddit)
Now this one is a little bit different than the others on this list. r/ gaming isn’t really about video game news, but more about game screenshots, GIFs, and memes. All posts are created by users and ranked by popularity. The content is constantly being updated based on what the community thinks is interesting or funny. Visit this subreddit for a breather from all the opinionated journalism you’ll find on the other gaming news sites.
Nintendo Everything is all about Mario and friends, if you couldn’t guess based on the site name. They post every single piece of Nintendo news you could think up. They cover not only game news, but company and developer news as well. Of all the gaming news sites, this one is really only for the most hardcore Nintendo fans, as they post a ridiculous amount of articles.