Game On! TWIT's Take on Gaming
Where does an avid gamer go for gaming news? Traditional sources might give a new release a few sentences buried underneath the horoscopes and celebrity gossip. Of course a game publisher might have an IPO that makes it to the business page. If it doesn't have the World of Warcraft in its catalog, however, don't count on a lot of coverage.
Of course most gamers already know where to get the best information on games. PC Gamer, Internet Gaming News and Electronic Gaming Monthly are probably the de facto sources. Sites like HardOCP or PC Perspective have gaming reviews usually in concert with coverage of the latest enthusiast PC hardware. The trouble is that the content can be a bit dry which may lead you to less authoritative but more entertaining sources.
Your path to gaming enlightenment continues to a virtual avalanche of gaming podcasts and YouTube videos of purely subjective value. Like every other aspect of the digital age a gamer is subjected to information overload. That puts you right back where you started relying on flashy marketing and developer pedigree when you're eyeing your next 100 hour time sink.
If you've been paying attention to the current TWIT.tv lineup you may have another option on your list of gaming information. One of the newer shows on TWIT, GAME ON! hosted by Brian Brushwood (scamschoolbrian) and Veronica Belmont (TekZilla) debuted January 15th. After 5 episodes (not counting the November beta) the new show is shaping up to be an entertaining take on gaming.
The show is partially scripted by Justin Robert Young (NSFW, Itricks.com) and takes a lighthearted but informative look at all things gaming. The weekly show/podcast consists of gaming news, reviews, humorous skits and interviews with gaming movers and shakers like Rob Krekel, sound designer for Uncharted 3 and Curt Schilling (of baseball fame), chairman of 38 studios (Kingdoms of Amalur:Reckoning).Continued on the next page