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IGN is a general entertainment site dedicated to various consoles, as well as PCs and Macs. Game reviews include scores for presentation, graphics, sound, game play and lasting appeal. Rankings include an overall score. A paid service on the site, IGN Insider, provides subscribers with the latest news and developments in the gaming industry.
This free site offers reviews and previews of games for current consoles and PCs and Macs. Even discontinued consoles like Dreamcast, Saturn, and PlayStation 1 have their own sections. The site also offers GameSpot Live, featuring up-to-date gaming news and game analysis. GameSpot Live can be viewed either as streaming video or can be downloaded.
Dedicated to Microsoft’s X-Box console, this free site is an in-depth forum for X-Box users. Previews, reviews, cheats, game trailers and new releases are featured. The site even offers reviews of audio gear and controllers to enhance game play. Users can also chat about the latest X-Box news.
This free site caters to nostalgic gamers who are looking for replacements for their worn out copies of Atari Baseball. Games for Atari, original Nintendo, GCE Vectrex, Commodore 64 and a host of other now-obsolete systems are covered. The site also has a sale/trade section for collectors looking for hard-to-find items.
by Steven Lee