IGN.com is great gaming news site. I have been reading the site for years, and I learn about everything gaming. It's not as "inside" as it's name suggests; however, it does it's job very well. If you want to keep up with what's happening in the gaming world, then look no further. IGN.com is one of the best.
My favorite site not just for video game news and reviews, but also for anything entertainment related. Great interface and easy to read. My only complaint is the amount of ads that pop up right over the article you are reading.
Rarely you'll find an original and interesting article on IGN. However, their videos can be decent, ranging from informative to humourous, and is the strong point of the site.
Unfortunately, they are given an incentive to review certain games favourably, which really tarnishes IGN's reputation amongst gamers. For some reviews this is really obvious and distracting, especially compared to other gaming review sites (but this practice of companies pushing for good reviews doesn't just fall onto IGN, don't get me wrong). You might as well be reading a piece written by the lead developer of a game in some cases.
They do have some good writers, but they're just not given enough free will.
An overhaul is needed of their commenting system, which is poorly implemented and usually just serves the purpose of breeding criticism and arguments between users.
I cannot recommend IGN enough compared to the competition. It is my opinion that they're honest, unbiased and certainly appear to enjoy games unlike some other sites! All of their new reviews have videos which is great to watch on my iPhone and these are kept to a sensible length. The news section is worth checking on a daily basis as is kept up-to-date. The only area of improvement which i'm sure they'll get to is more coverage of iPhone games..
Like video games? I sure do! But I do love to see what reviews a game got before I buy it. When I want to see a review I usually head over to ign.com to see what they are saying about it. The reviews have great length and detail allowing you to know how well the game performs in several different areas such as graphics, sound, gameplay, and replayability. Besides game reviews they have cheat codes, movie reviews, music reviews, car reviews, and general entertainment info.
I love the diversity of reviews of this site and it is professionally put together but I do think some of the reviews can be off with some very apparent genre bias present. For this reason I had to dock off a star.
This is in one of my top 5 websites and I always use it for the latest news and reviews on games. Plus I've got to get my "daily fix". My only minor gripe is its american and all release dates, prices etc are american. Thats the only thing that stops this site having 5 stars.